This is a super trippy live Santana record from 1973.

Carlos at his most ripping. At times it sounds like early 1970s Miles Davis + a ton of space echo.

January 19, 2018
Some listening for today.

January 18, 2018
Just gonna geek out a little about studio gear.

This is my Fairchild Reverbertron II model 659 Spring Reverb. Sounds like your record fell down a well. Great for

January 17, 2018
Every recording studio should have cats hanging around.

Cecil is wondering, “what’s taking so bloody long with the new Shugs record?”

January 9, 2018
Happy New Year! The first “Just Because Gibson Guitars” photo of the year is a weird one.

A super cheap Maestro, kid sized Flying V. I had Tom Oatley here in Austin cut the nut and bridge

January 2, 2018
Here is another of my custom color Herzogs.

“Jamaica” resplendent in Black, Gold and Green! Fattest tone from Manitoba to Montego Bay.

December 27, 2017
Don’t laugh. What’s your guilty pleasure rock record? KISS Alive
December 21, 2017
Rey Arteaga tracking some new @big sugar. A great new addition to the sound.

Rey Arteaga tracking some new @big sugar. A great new addition to the sound. Posted by Big Sugar on Wednesday,

December 20, 2017
From the glory days of double gatefold vinyl when the artwork really counted!

Who can tell me the progrock masterpiece this came with?

December 15, 2017
Spinning some classic hard dub on the turntable this morning to tune up my ears for a day in the studio.

If you don’t know King Tubby you NEED to know!

December 14, 2017
GJ outside the SoundShack working on new Big Sugar Music.

The snow is all gone.

December 13, 2017
I just received this beautiful custom Garnet Herzog from Pete Thiessen and good people at Garnet Amplification.

“Ethiopia” has been added to our extensive arsenal of Herzogs. I think the color scheme will fit right in! G

December 10, 2017
Ok, all the Canadians on here, start laughing one at a time.

We got snowed on in TX last night. Unbelievably this much snow caused school shut downs, highway closures, near societal

December 8, 2017
Another great vid from Kaotic notes!

The Nemesis, my white double, this is not the Big Al guitar but the one that gives guitar techs nightmares.

December 7, 2017
In action with Mello Yello.


December 6, 2017
Just a great video from the Waterloo Show!


December 1, 2017
Alex Lifeson in action with Big Sugar!

Right?! Special thanks to Dawn Hamilton for some great pics. More to come.

November 29, 2017
Thanks to everyone who came to The Danforth Music Hall last Friday!

We had a ball jamming with our good friend Alex Lifeson of RUSH.

November 28, 2017
Kaotic notes put up some great vids from our Maxwell’s Waterloo gig.

We had a great week in Ontario. More to come!…

November 26, 2017
On Saturday, Nov. 25 I had the pleasure of seeing Big Sugar for the first time………Finally!

I say finally because I have been waiting to see them in concert since the first time I heard “Turn

November 25, 2017