Veteran Seattle rocker's second record is titled “All the Way” and will be available soon.
A second record from Danny Newcomb & the Sugarmakers is coming soon.
Newcomb, who grew up in Seattle and lives on Vashon Island, was a guitar player and songwriter in Shadow, The Cheap Ones, Goodness and The Rockfords through the early 2000s. In 2015, he became a bandleader, writing and singing all the songs on the Sugarmakers’ debut record, “Masterwish.”
The new record is similar to the first — well-written pop songs with hooky melodies, harmonies and the strong guitar playing and confident voice of Newcomb.
“I’m looking forward to getting this one out and heard,” Newcomb says. “I feel like things keep getting honed, and the material gets better, singing is more fun and, as always, curious to see what happens in this crazy world.”
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Newcomb is joined by bass player Rick Friel, drummer Eric Eagle, singer Faith Stankevich and keyboardist and guitar player Ryan Burns. Fiia McGann, the bassist in Goodness, provides background vocals on a song, and there’s a guitar cameo by Newcomb’s childhood friend and former bandmate (Shadow, The Rockfords) Mike McCready of Pearl Jam.
Newcomb, who produced “nearly all” of this record, says “All the Way” will be available at a release party planned for Aug. 11 at Easy Street Records in West Seattle.