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G. Love Still Special w/out 'The Sauce,' Releases New Solo Project in February

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Monday, December 27, 2010

G. Love Still Special w/out 'The Sauce,' Releases New Solo Project in February


I have some very fond college memories surrounding G. Love (AKA Garrett Dutton) & Special Sauce. Back in 1999 when I embarked on my college adventure at Indiana University, my roommate Christian introduced to me to Mr. Love - in particular 2 songs: "Rodeo Clowns," and "Dreamin'" - both off of the band's 1999 album, Philadelphonic. There was something about the laidback, chill vocal style of Mr. G Love that took me in and opened my eyes to a new genre of music.

On February 22nd G. Love is set to release a new solo album called Fixin' To Die through Brushfire Records (Jack Johnson's label, distributed by Universal Republic). The new album was recorded in North Carolina at Echo Mountain Studios and produced by Scott and Seth Avett (also known as The Avett Brothers).
"After a chance meeting in Boston last fall, G. Love and The Avett Brothers forged a friendship and bonded over their love of back road blues. After performing together onstage and discovering their shared musical heritage, G. Love invited Scott and Seth Avett to not only produce his new album, but perform on it as well."
Sounds like a collaboration worth listening to if you ask me! The album features some G. Love originals, "rearranged traditionals" as well as a Paul Simon cover ("50 Ways To Leave Your Lover"). AMAZING!

According to G. Love, Fixin' To Die is one of his most personal records to date:
“It was an emotional recording session and I was truly blown away by the level of focus, care and passion Scott & Seth brought to it. It was a tremendously positive and encouraging experience. This is the most inspired I’ve ever felt making a record.”
Starting on March 1st in Nashville, TN, G. Love goes on tour to promote the record, so get excited for that (check out Tour Dates HERE).  In the mean time, go onto G. Love's official site and download the title track from "Fixin' To Die" for free. Check it out HERE.

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