After gaining major national attention with her work with The Black Opry Revue, played The 60th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival, and released a highly celebrated cover of Jill Scott’s “Golden” featuring Samuel Nobles as a recipient of the Black Music City grant, Philadelphia transplant Sug Daniels is giving herself some tough love in self released Americana folk single “Be Cool”, dropping September 9th.
“Be Cool” was written as a way to remind anyone who chases a dream that it’s okay to let off the gas a little, rest when needed, and trust that you know what you’re doing. After stepping out from leading funk soul band Hoochi Coochi and releasing her first solo EP Franklin Street via Weird Sister Records, Daniels has been playing nonstop, recording, hosting events, and moving to Philadelphia to immerse herself in the music scene.
In her first year as a solo artist Daniels has been featured on WXPN, NPR, Delaware Public Media and has won Best Entertainer for Upstate in Delaware Today. Daniels was named by Delaware Public Media’s radio program Hometown Heroes Best Other Instrumentalist for her ukulele skills, The Franklin Street EP won Best EP Of The Year, and her single “Heavy” won Best Folk Song. Daniel’s tribute to Jill Scott’s “Golden” just landed in the Philadelphia Inquirer’s top picks and The Q 32 LGBTQ Music Chart. It was just announced that Sug is also the recipient of an Illuminate the Arts Grant through the city of Philadelphia as well. She has opened for notable musicians like John Oates, Sarah Shook & The Disarmers, and Jake Clemons and shared stages with SistaStrings, Joy Clark, and Crys Matthews.
Recorded remotely during a busy summer of shows and festivals with the band she plays with most often and guest slide guitar and mix and mastered by Ryan “Gooch” Nelson from Gooch and The Motion this track will serve to Sug Daniels and the rest of her musical community to trust the process and relish in the moment when they are blessed enough to have one.
Lyrics, Vocals and Ukulele Sug Daniels
Piano and Organ Michael Macartney
Bass Guitar Rebel Natty
Drums Anthony Gatta
Slide Guitar, Mixed and Mastered by Ryan “Gooch” Nelson
XPoNential Fest w/ The Black Opry Revue 9/17– Camden, NJ
Weedstock 9/30 – Townsend, DE
Avalon Theater w/ The Black Opry 10/7 – Easton, MD
Lucktoberfest at Willie Nelson’s Luck Ranch w/ The Black Opry Revue 11/2 – Austin, TX
Arden Gild Hall supporting Chris Pierce 11/5 – Wilmington, DE
Milkboy 11/16 – Philadelphia, PA
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