Chicago, Illinois, USA

We are a high energy Hard Blues Rock Quartet who specializes in live performance. Despite being un-signed we have played over 120 shows in the last year. The band is currently touring and lives to play live...



GreenSugar is a 4 piece Rock N Roll quartet from Chicago IL. The band was born in the Great West after singer/guitarist Parker Dodson rode a three legged pack Mule across the Great Plains and through the Rockies to LA. After years of intense worship in the Ancient house of Troy, a group of priests were brought together to begin spreading the Gospel of Rock that Dodson had unearthed. These sage characters stormed the Sunset Strip and much of the Southern California coast for many moons until they realized that the diseases of modern society had poisoned the good people of this land so totally that their words could simply not be heard…and so this dreamer left for greener pastures…
Upon returning to Chicago, Dodson promptly tracked down his childhood friend Jon Patrick Luby, a former Buffalo rider and freelance wildfire fighter, to provide rhythms and power. The two then set off around the Midwest gigging for the better part of a year with nothing but an oxen pulled cart and a roaming minstrel named Ubaldo. During their travels the band met a young saint named Michael “Swedish” Starcevic in the bowels of one of Chicago’s largest holy houses. St. Swedish had been raised studying many of the same scriptures as these men and despite a harrowing flight aboard an ostrich named Carroll he continued to worship the Gospel. Thus after a three day Walkabout in the woods of Wisconsin to cleanse his Inner Soul it was decided that he would join the cause. This band of brothers now numbering four foraged on; spreading their words of wisdom for thousands of lost souls until one night after an exhausting three hour ceremony a man arose from the crowd and introduced himself simply as, “the Pope.” He offered his services as the Bassman to Patrick’s pounding thunder and after calling upon the ghosts of Lord Vildamont Jameson it was ordained that his Holiness take his seat as the Ying to Patrick’s Yang.
Since that fateful evening the band has wandered the streets of America delivering its message to the needy and consequently slaughtering its enemies along the way. Their songs speak of hope and irony, and the experiences the band have undergone and are now the foundation for the band’s explosive live set, which has been seen alongside such Rock N Roll Icons as Warren Haynes and Gov’t Mule, Les Claypool, and The Black Crowes. The band is now currently on tour throughout the Midwest and hoping for the opportunity to change your mind…about everything.

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Written By: GreenSugar

Words by Parker Dodson
Music by GreenSugar

This court is in session and we must all be tried
Its time to press some charges just before we start to die

Taxman’s come a callin and my daddy wants my hide
The girl I love is married and my guitar amp is fried

But all this TALK IS CHEAP I will not CRY NOR WEEP
I will not SLEEP OR EAT until we PLANT THIS SEED

We all got the symptoms but I got the disease…I must be

Solo 1

The trouble with the present is nobody hears the past
But the man who heeds the old ways is the man who will laugh last

My train has left the station and this ticket it ain’t free
I wish someone would pay me for all the things that I have dreamed

But all this TALK IS CHEAP I will not CRY NOR WEEP
I will not SLEEP OR EAT until we PLANT THIS SEED

We all got the symptoms but I got the disease…I must be



So it goes we walk this road right on through the night
And while you sit and bitch and moan we’ll stand up and we’ll fight

Cause all this TALK IS CHEAP I will not CRY NOR WEEP
I will not SLEEP OR EAT until we PLANT THIS SEED

We all got the symptoms but I got the disease…I must be



Written By: GreenSugar

By Parker Dodson

Verse: Cmaj7 D Em

See the man out on the water…See the blood that lies on his hands
He can sail himself to Valhalla…But how’s he gonna cross all the sand

See the woman right in the window…See the dreams that hide in her eyes
She can tell the whole world she’s happy…Cause nobodies gonna ask her why

Why can’t she find a sailor…Why can’t he find a wife
Just how deep is the water...Just how sad is their life

Am Em Am Em
And so this brings us to our question…Can two suns both shine tonite

G D C/G Em G D Em
Cause at the drop of a hat we can turn on a dime and so we forget what we want
G D C/G Em
So we bottle our thoughts and we swallow our pride
G D Em
cause broken is something we’re not (2x)

Listen to the stories she tells us…And how she always stays the same
She needed a house and a baby…She needed a monster to blame

Blame him for all of her pitfalls…blame her for all of his fears
Just whose strength is their reason…Just whose bloods in their tears



Wishin for a chance at redemption…he sails on towards the rising sun
She opens the window to her soul…she feels the summer setting sun

Sons of Venus and Vampires…won’t you teach these two about time
Steal their beauty and blood…But don’t blame them for their crimes




2001 Egyptian Cow Sessions
2007 Genesis EP
2007 GreenSugar
2008 The Power Snail Sessions
2009 Gorilla Fingers
March 2011...???

Set List

Better man Waiting
Bird on VI
Born in Chicago
Don't Mind Dying
Drinking Song
Hand in Hand
I do What I Can
Inner Soul
Old Mountain Man
Red Moon
Ride For Free
Right Hand Man
State of Affairs
Taking Care of Me
What I believe
You Ain't Done the Time
Covers: Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Freddie King, Eric Clapton, Skip James, Willie Dixon, The Beatles, Albert King, Neil Young, Canned Heat, Allman Bros., Savoy Brown