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Sugar Shot / Press

"in my humble opinion the night belonged to Sugar Shot. Sugar Shot is fronted by two talented ladies (one plays the fiddle) and they have FUN. As you can imagine, it is tough to imitate Prince with success so Sugar Shot did exactly as they should have, they took Prince standards and made them their own – country. Oh, and they did it just like a good party band does, they played the tunes we all know by heart nearly non-stop, back to back, and with tons of energy (oh, and they had purple party beads for the crowd too – who doesn’t want free jewelry?). They were great."

“‎"Straying just a bit from the classic rock roots of the first five Down the Line shows, this year’s event adds a shot of Prince with local favorite, Sugar Shot. Ranked 27 by Rolling Stone on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, Prince has energy and sound that can only mean a revolution is brewing. Sugar Shot is quite possibly the only Fort Wayne band with enough guts to take on Purple Rain, this fun, high energy female duo-led band combines rock, country, pop and a fiddle on the top."”

"When Sugar Shot performed at the Aug. 18 Lunch on the Square, debuting their new song “Everyday People” as part of the kickoff to the Year of Lending a Hand, it did more than launch a humanitarian effort or spotlight one of the city’s talented bands. It proved that when Sugar Shot’s lead singer and songwriter Jen Fisher opted to stay in Fort Wayne 12 years ago, she knew what she was doing..."

“Sugar Shot has been chosen to perform at the Embassy Theater's "Down the Line 6" show and will feature the music of Prince.”

Embassy Theater

“Sugar Shot has been nominated in the Best of 2011 Whatzup Reader's Poll for the second year in a row for "Best Country Music Performer".”

“Sugar Shot has been nominated for "Best Country Band" in the 2011 Summit Awards”

“When Sugar Shot performed at the Aug. 18 Lunch on the Square, debuting their new song “Everyday People” as part of the kickoff to the Year of Lending a Hand, it did more than launch a humanitarian effort or spotlight one of the city’s talented bands. It proved that when Sugar Shot’s lead singer and songwriter Jen Fisher opted to stay in Fort Wayne 12 years ago, she knew what she was doing... When Fisher was approached by Lending a Hand’s Julia Fiechter to write a song to help define her plan to help charitable organizations throughout Fort Wayne, it was a natural fit for a band which wanted to do more than just play music.”

“Sugar Shot was nominated in the Whatzup "Best of 2010" Readers Poll in the Best New Artist and Best Country Performer categories.”

Whatzup

"Before Kane and company take the stage, local Ft. Wayne darlings Sugar Shot open with a set of covers from damn near every artist who’s ever inspired them to pick up an instrument. We hear songs by Miranda Lambert, Tom Petty, Joan Jett, Keith Anderson, Nancy Sinatra, Charlie Daniels and, the one and only, Dolly...As their set draws to an end, Sugar Shot tests the waters with a closer featuring their original song, “I Wish.” Written and dedicated to the men and women of the armed forces, the song not only showcases a heartfelt sentiment, but gives lead singer Jen Fisher’s throaty lilt a true chance to shine."

“On their website, Sugar Shot describe themselves as “hyper-active country with a shot of rock n’ roll.” They could also add “thoughtful, business-minded women looking to perfect their craft and show their fans one heck of a good time,” but perhaps that would start to verge on the verbose. Since this is a feature story, I get to be verbose, and lucky me, because this barely 2-year-old band is obviously the real thing. Sugar Shot began in 2009 as a gleam in frontwoman Jen Fisher’s eye. She was in Nashville attending a Keith Urban concert with a friend when she realized that starting a country band might not only make good financial sense, but would allow her to get back to her roots. The former lead singer of local cover rock act Good Night Gracie, Fisher grew up listening to gospel and country music. She idolized Dolly Parton and The Judds, and it was because of Naomi and Wynonna that Fisher started singing in the first place...”