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Big Sugar back on home turf - Windsor Star

Article by Ted Shaw

He hasn't lived in Windsor for years, but every time he plays here it's a sort of a homecoming for Big Sugar's Gordie Johnson.

"Windsor's a terrific place to be in the hot, sweaty days of summer", said Johnson from his home in suburban Calgary.

Big Sugar headlines the Saturday lineup at this weekend's Fork & Cork Festival at the Riverfront Festival Plaza.

"It will be our first show on the new stage there", Johnson said. Surprisingly, one of Windsor's best-known homegrown bands has yet to perform on the two-year-old Festival stage.

That's a credit to Big Sugar's success here and in the United States. But it also says something about Johnson's pressing work schedule.

Besides fronting Big Sugar, which he formed in the late 1980s after moving from Windsor to Toronto, Johnson is in high demand as a producer and as leader of alternative rock act, Grady.

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