G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE
Thursday, January 12 at 8 p.m.
G. Love has played with and without Special Sauce over the years, but now the G. Love & Special Sauce trio is back together and it just feels right.
G. Love certainly has come a long way in the 20 years since drummer Clemens discovered him performing in a Boston pub. The two soon started playing together and, after Clemens brought in upright bassist Prescott, G. Love & Special Sauce was born. Their self-titled debut, featuring the hit “Cold Beverage,” wound up going gold and the band became known for their live shows, bringing their signature blend of John Lee Hooker blues with “Golden Era” hip-hop beats to audiences around the world.
The band’s latest release and 10th studio album, Love Saves The Day is their most rock ‘n’ roll record yet. On the album, the group dives even deeper, making the grooves heavier, the music rawer and the performances more authentic.
“It’s a good time to be doing what we are doing,” says G. Love, noting that today’s music world is like the Wild West, with “all the lines washed away.” However, his genre-blurring music is now even more relevant than when he started—citing fellow keepers of the blues flame: Gary Clark Jr., Jack White, Robert Randolph and Galactic as those who “maintain the roots but push music forward.”
G. Love proudly describes himself as a road dog who “will be touring until I fall off the earth” and plans to keep on pushing with Special Sauce from stage to stage, “keeping it raw, keeping it immediate, keeping it real.” It’s an approach that G. Love has honed over the years: “be original and be true to what you do.”
If you’re ready to experience what G. Love calls, “the fullest realization of the hip-hop blues,” you don’t want to miss this show!