Sweetwater All Stars celebrate first album release with concert, launch party Jan. 13 in Fort Wayne

The Sweetwater All Stars include, from left, back row, Don Carr, Mark Hornsby, Phil Naish and Nick D’Virgilio; middle row, Chuck Surack, John Hinchey and Brett Kelsey; and front row, Bob Bailey and Kat Bowser. (Courtesy photo)

The Sweetwater All Stars have shared their love of music for several years at live performances in the Fort Wayne area. Now they’re making their music available for people to enjoy whenever they want.

The nine-member group, which will release their first album, “The Sweetwater All Stars,” on Jan. 12, is made up of Sweetwater founder and president Chuck Surack on saxophone, other company employees and a few friends.

They’ll celebrate the new album with an all-ages launch party and concert at 8 p.m. Jan. 13 at Come2Go Music Hall, 323 W. Baker St. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Tickets for the launch party and concert are $15 and $30. They are available at https://www.ticketweb.com/event/sweetwater-all-stars-c2g-music-hall-tickets/7835815.

The album contains group members’ favorite R&B and soul songs and some classic songs reinterpreted as R&B, a Sweetwater news release said.

People can buy the album for $10 or download it for the same price as a 16-bit, 44.1 kilohertz, full-bandwidth WAV file, both at Sweetwater.com.

Downloads also will be available from the iTunes store or from Amazon.com.