Bio

Brian Johanson of Sugar Britches - Standing next to art

Sugar Britches is a blend of mischievous high-brow honky-tonk with eclectic instrumental accompaniment and clever lyrics, written by Brian Johanson and performed by a cavalcade of characters. Combining good ‘ol country heartache along with snarky folksy wit, Sugar Britches has been playing non-stop throughout Colorado and Wyoming in bars, parking lots, weddings, bat mitzvahs, rodeos, amphitheaters and regular-ass theaters since 2017.

Recent highlights for the band include recognition on The Colorado Sound’s Top 20 List of Colorado Artists for 2021 and an opening slot at the legendary Mishawaka Amphitheatre for Wynonna Judd. 

Sugar Britches also won Best New Band of 2018 and Best Country Band of 2019 from the Fort Collins Musicians Association and were nominated for Best Country Band of 2019 by the Denver Westword. They have opened up for many national touring artists, including Wynonna Judd & the Big Noise, Pokey LaFarge, Corb Lund, The Reverend Horton Heat and Jason Eady.

The band released their first album, Don’t Make Her a Mixtape Yet You Idiot, in 2019 to great success, and they are slated to record a new album of original songs in January of 2022.

The band features a rotating cast of stellar roots musicians from the Front Range of Colorado.