Thursday, March 21, 2013
G. Love and Special Sauce w/ John Fullbright
Rapping, blues-loving Philadelphia singer-songwriter Garrett Dutton, aka G. Love, scored an early novelty hit with the single “My Baby’s Got Sauce” from G. Love and Special Sauce’s 1994 debut, then found a comfortable home in a jam scene that appreciates his eclectic, transcultural pastiches. G. Love’s bro-friendly appropriation of traditionally African-American music forms can sometimes lack nuance, but his upbeat, idealistic songs about peace, love and unity make clear his good intentions. In 2011 Dutton followed up his 2008 album with Special Sauce, Superhero Brother, with the solo album Fixin’ to Die, his fourth release for Jack Johnson’s Brushfire Records.