G. Love & Special Sauce is coming to the House of Blues in San Diego at the end of this month. They will be in town for two nights. I’m not super familiar with the band, but the HOB is a great place to see a concert. Here’s a few factoids about G. Love and Special Sause about the band from Wiki:
* Garret Dutton as G. Love (vocals, guitar, harmonica)
* Jimmie Prescott as Jimi Jazz (string bass)
* Jeffrey Clemens as Houseman (drums)
* G. Love and Special Sauce (Okeh – 1994) #32 Heatseekers
* Coast to Coast Motel (Okeh – 1995) #122 US #3 Heatseekers
* Yeah, It’s That Easy (Okeh – 1997) #120 US #3 Heatseekers
* Philadelphonic (550 Music – 1999) #113 US #1 Heatseekers
* Electric Mile (550 Music – 2001) #138 US #4 Heatseekers
* The Best of G. Love and Special Sauce (Sony – 2002)
* The Hustle (Brushfire Records – 2004) #100 US
* Lemonade (Brushfire Records – 2006) #39 US
If you want tickets, here’s what you can do:
First check out AIW Tickets. They have great seats for sale for $53. Here are some other good sites to check out also:
(More info from Wiki for your reading pleasure)
By 2004 and The Hustle, G. Love had eased up a little on the kitchen sink approach, offering instead a cohesive, dry groove reminiscent of his earliest efforts. The Hustle was also the first G. Love release under Jack Johnson’s Brushfire Records banner; the two had been pals at least since Philadelphonic, which Johnson had been a guest on.
Special Sauce did a series of shows in 2004 with Jack Johnson and fellow Brushfire artist Donavon Frankenreiter, and the trio also found time to issue a brief live EP.
In the summer 2005, the band featured in an advertisement for the launch of Coca-Cola Zero, featuring the group’s own unique version of the noted Coca-Cola advertising song I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing.
The group’s seventh studio album, entitled “Lemonade,” was released August 1, 2006. The disc features a variety of collaborations with artists including Marc Broussard, Jack Johnson, Tristan Prettyman, Donavon Frankenreiter, Blackalicious, Ben Harper, and others. The first single is “Hot Cookin’.”