The same day that Leesburg, GA bred Phillip Phillips claimed his victory in “American Idol’s” season 11 finale, the 22-year-old songwriter/guitarist released “Home,” a debut single that showcases his rich, raspy vocals and masterful guitar skills- and marked the biggest opening sales week for an Idol winner’s coronation song. The track has since gone triple platinum and was used as the soundtrack for the 2012 US Olympics Women’s Gymnastics team and more recently has become the unofficial theme for Hurricane Sandy relief.
Sarah Dugas made her first international sound waves in 2007 when she joined the Canadian Juno-winning and Grammy nominated group, The Duhks. Hailing from the French quarters of Winnipeg, Canada, Dugas has shared the stage with the likes of John Paul Jones, Los Lobos, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Wood Brothers, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Arrested Development and the Zac Brown Band to name a few.
She spent her early years being raised on a varied collection of vinyl records, courtesy of her musician parents. Dugas’ wide-ranging musical tastes inspired her to form DUGAS in 2012. DUGAS brings a hard-hitting, dynamic and heart-felt energy with their music. They are currently in the studio between live shows recording their debut album to be released on Zac Brown’s Southern Ground Artists label.