Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Sugartime Trio sings in sweet harmony

Sugartime Trio (courtesy Sugartime Trio)
If you're ever having an event where you wished to yourself, "If only the McGuire Sisters were still around to serenade our guests!" then I have a great surprise for you! A local trio of performers have mastered the tricky three part harmonies and smooth delivery of those famous sisters.

Recently, the newly constituted trio, Meg McLynn holding down the low ranges, Caitlin Frances standing strong in the middle, and Kim Maguire soaring mostly toward the high notes, performed at University Heights to an enthusiastic crowd. They took on recognizable songs such as Blue Skies, Banana Split, Good Night Sweetheart, Makin' Whoopee, and Sincerely.


Accompanied by arranger/pianist David Duvall, who originally thought of putting them together and has helped score the tricky harmonies, the trio were also supported by the smooth plucking of Jon Miller on the bass and David Lopez with percussion.

There's a special "roundness" about a singing trio. Three people create a symmetry that just isn't quite possible with a duo and yet is still a compact way of performing. Three-part harmony is also so much more flexible and full of range. 

These folks are all actors and performers in other kinds of theatrical venues with long resumes on local stages. They clearly like performing this way and also clearly get along well and like each other. That's an important element that emanates into the audience and creates that great atmosphere where the audience can sit back and sink into the music.

A little birdie told me that they are going to be performing around town and you can find them online at www.sugartimetrio.com and on Facebook. Find them for sweet harmonies and song-lickin' goodness.








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