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Mike Sugar has lent his varied musical talents to many recording and touring artists and bands like Kingfish, Melvin Seals and Frank Vignola. He has jammed on stage with artists including J.J. Cale, Taj Mahal, Jon Fishman, Bob Weir, Narada Michael Walden, and Steve Kimock, Maria Muldaur, and worked with such renowned producers as Ted Templeman, John Cutler, Mark De Gli Antoni, Bob Daspit, and Steve Fontano.
Currently Sugar offers his services as audio/multimedia producer, while working on fresh compositions for his own recording and performing projects. He can still be found serving up sweetness as collaborator and/or sideman with a diverse set of artists.
Sugar is a New Orleans native whose early interest in music developed into a command of multiple instruments, styles and studio techniques. He soon moved to California and took to the road with Jambay, a band he co founded while in school. He spent the next years playing venues all over the states, giving rise to numerous bootleg tapes still circulating today. Jambay released 3 original CDs, composed for film, and were the subject of a documentary DVD chronicling their tireless output. They also toured as Ken Kesey's house band/opening act for his stage play "Twister".