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The Sweet Remains

It would be easy to compare the acoustic folk-rock trio The Sweet Remains to a group like Crosby, Stills & Nash. Easy, but not necessarily accurate. The group, made up of Rich Price, Greg Naughton, and Phoenix's own Brian Chartrand definitely shares similarities to CSN, but its music really has more in common with that of John Mayer or Jason Mraz. Of course, when you make the type of music that The Sweet Remains do, it's easy to draw comparisons to a multitude of artists. Still, the group does enough to make its music easily distinguishable from other acts. In a review of the group's self-released album, Laurel & Sunset, New Times music editor Martin Cizmar called the group "endearing," and it's not hard to see why. Even the formation of the band seems a match made in musical heaven. The members of the group came together after a chance jam session and debuted as The Sweet Remains in 2008 at South by Southwest. The group has been touring ever since and will embark on another tour this fall in support of Laurel & Sunset.