Sugar Bayou's high energy shows have garnered a loyal following and they regularly sell out top showcase clubs such as McGonigels Mucky Duck in Houston. Austin performances include Threadgill’s, The Saxon Pub and Scholz Garten. Other Texas venues of note include: The Bugle Boy (La Grange), Dosey Doe (The Woodlands), Poor David’s Pub (Dallas) and The Old Quarter (Galveston).
In the past few years Sugar Bayou was nominated for the 2008 Houston Press Music Awards. Their latest release Dance Hall Incident was chosen by the Houston Chronicle as one of the top ten local albums produced in 2007. “Someone Else’s Dream” from Dance Hall Incident won second place in American Songwriter Magazine’s May/June, 2007 Songwriting contest