- Artist: The Franc Graham Band
- Format: CD
- Release Date:6/5/2001
'Electric poetry ...rock with emotion.' -Ink 19 Franc Graham Band is difficult to categorize, as most great things are. The throughline is Graham's beautiful lyrics and warm vocals, set sometimes in, sometimes against, powerful and deep grooves with uncommon intrumentation. And we all know great writing is rare - but here you'll find it. Sugar Tree features Boston greats like Billy Conway (Morphine) on drums; Chris Rival (Deb Pasternak, Dennis Brennan) on various instruments including slide, clavinet and piano; Pacey Foster (Pineapple Ranch Hands) on turntables and harmonica; and Eric Paull (Clem Snide, Count Zero) on drums. Like their first CD, It is Good, also produced by Chris Rival, Sugar Tree has received great praise - for the whole range of their sound, from the slightly bent rockers to the sweet, but not too sweet, groovy ballads. 'Immensely underrated...cool and commanding...an unusually rich blend of singer-songwriter rock...' - The Boston Globe 'Franc is blessed with a stunning vocal delivery that sounds like a cross between Patti Smith and Lucinda Williams, which soars over a bed of low-end guitar riffs and atmospheric turntable interjections.' - The Noise '...electric poetry...rock with emotion.' - Ink 19 'Graham's voice evokes PJ Harvey without mimicry... showcased nicely amongst the turntables, B-3's and clavinets...It'll sweep you up like the fall wind.' - The Weekly Dig '...so much fun to listen to.' - NYRock '...bound to suck you in. It's hard to remember what a good female singer sounds like. Forget no more, Franc Graham is here.' - Scope Magazine 'Led by the beautifully unique vocals of Franc Graham ... it's difficult to categorize [the band] into a specific genre -- let's say it's modern, mesmerizing, slow, atmospheric alterna-groove rock, with a touch of blue.' - Soundcheck Magazine '...devilishly addictive.' - Instant Magazine Highly recommended! A brilliant CD. Also check out her previous album here on CD Baby if you don't have it already.