Sugar On Fire started in February 2018 on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The band members came together through their involvement in the Carolina Bluegrass Band, the ensemble under the university’s Bluegrass Initiative, and their love of acoustic music led them to form their own group. Drawing on their bluegrass and old-time influences, as well as their interests in other musical styles, the band has created their own unique sound, full of energy and passion.


All hailing from North Carolina, Sugar On Fire consists of Jon Beyle (Chapel Hill), Patrick Truesdell (Weaverville), Jake Cochran (Greensboro), Andie McKinnon (Hillsborough), and Sophie Nachman (Chapel Hill).



The Band

Jon Beyle - Banjo, Vocals

Patrick Truesdell - Mandolin, Keyboard, Vocals

Jake Cochran - Bass, Vocals

Andie McKinnon - Guitar, Vocals

Sophie Nachman - Fiddle, Vocals

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by Sugar On Fire

Recorded at Rain Tree studio (AKA Jon's house, our practice spot) with one microphone to give the public a taste of our music.


“Gambling Rover” (Original)

Earl’s - Winston-Salem, NC


Steel String Brewery - Carrboro, NC


“Old Home Place”

Deep South The Bar -Raleigh, NC

IBMA Festival 9/27/18

Foggy Mountain Breakdown (keyboard solo)

House of Hops - Raleigh, NC


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Upcoming shows

Contact us

For booking and other inquiries, please contact us at sugaronfire.bluegrass@gmail.com, or fill out the form below

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