Sugarcane Jane and the Bucket Fillers

After a request from Dwight Yoakam to put a backing band behind the already succesful Sugarcane Jane duo and open shows on his 2019 Northeast Tour, the Bucket Fillers were born. Longtime friend and former bandmate of Anthony's, Pete Nice on pedal steel, lap steel, and mandolin, Gary Edmonds on electric guitar, and Leif Bondarenko, another former bandmate of Anthony's, on drums. Sugarcane Jane and the Bucket Fillers LIVE was recorded at Fairfield Studios in Shreveport, Louisiana during a house concert on September 8, 2019. This is Sugarcane Jane's eighth album and first ever LIVE album. The twelve song recording captures the essence and energy of a full band at the top of their game. Sugarcane Jane fans have been asking for a LIVE album for years, and finally they have delivered a masterpiece. Official release date November 1, 2019.

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Sugarcane Jane and the Bucket Fillers

Sugarcane Jane, otherwise known as Anthony Crawford and Savana Lee from L.A. (Loxley, Alabama)— have been Americana’s go-to husband-wife duo from Alabama’s Gulf Coast for over a decade. Between them, they have amassed a rich musical heritage working with such notables as Neil Young, Steve Winwood, and Dwight Yoakam. The music they make together is simple and direct, rooted in country and rock, and anchored by their sweet and soulful harmonies.

After a request from Dwight Yoakam to put a backing band behind them and join his Fall 2019 Northeast Tour as support act, they welcome longtime friends, The Bucket Fillers, to their ensemble - a staggering and undeniable amount of talent now charges the stage - Pete Nice on pedal steel, lap steel, and mandolin, Leif Bondarenko on drums, and Gary Edmonds on electric guitar, all hailing out of Birmingham, Alabama. 

“It's like they're carriers of an old-soul strain of tent-revival folk, come to show the Americana kids how to really kick up some dust.” -

While touring the country, a chance house concert in Shreveport, Louisiana led to a LIVE recording and the first album with the Bucket Filler band titled LIVE. This 12-song release may best be described as rockabilly tinged with country flair, driven with rock and roll intensity.  If it were a ride at the fair, you might find yourself not wishing it would ever end. The album revisits tracks from previous releases; Southern State of Mind, Ladders and Edges, Dirt Road's End, as well as uncovering some unkown treasures, like the enchanting Silver Stars and the solemn mountainous song, LIttle Coal.  With the driving power and intensity of the full band, Sugarcane Jane has reached a new plateau, even topping their previous accolades of sound.  The album ends with drummer, Leif Bondarenko singing Folsom Prison Blues, and it’s as if the Man in Black has reincarnated himself right there in front of you.

“An album that deserves to be at the top of critics’ lists” - The Washington Times

Recorded by Steve Sullivan at Fairfield Studios, Mixed and Mastered by Anthony Crawford at Admiral Bean Studio. Official release date of November 1, 2019 by Admiral Bean Records.

One of the liveliest, most engaging Americana CDs you're likely to hear this or any year.”

~Vintage Guitar Magazine


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Tour Dates


Shelby County Arts Center

SCAC Blackbox Theatre, Old Mill Square, Columbiana, Al 35051

Sugarcane Jane is back at the SCAC BBT by popular demand, this time with Pete Nice on pedal steel, lap steel, and mandolin. Americana music from the heart, delivered with ultra-soulful two part harmony , Doors open at 7 pm, Birmingham favorite , Stephen McCullough will open. Space is limited . tickets go on sale by 9-01-19 Call 205-669-0044 for additional info. Artist website is:

Live at 5 - Hattiesburg

Town Square Park, 100 Main St, Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Live @ Five is a free, outdoor live music series held in D'town Hattiesburg and takes place on Friday evenings in the spring and fall from 5-8pm. The events are sponsored by local businesses and organizations and produced by Live @ Five Productions LLC. FULL BAND SHOW!!! The Bucket Fillers coming in from Birmingham!!!

Suncoast Songwriters Weekend

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The Don CeSar, 3900 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

Intimate Engagement for 200 Guests. Tickets Going Fast! The Don in partnership with Barbed Wire Productions presents the Inaugural St. Pete Beach Songwriter’s weekend! Join us in the legendary Don CeSar for a weekend of amazing national songwriters showcasing their music and sharing stories of their work. Enjoy high-end cocktails, local brews, food, and great music. It will be a listeners experience, with Americana performances presented at the oceanside Rowe Pavilion.