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G. Love & Special Sauce - The 2014 Tour

Venerable alternative hip-hop blues trio G. Love & Special Sauce are on the road again, this time in support of their long awaited new album, Sugar. They'll be heating up the stages at venues across the US, including Vogue Theatre in Indianapolis, IN; Belly Up in Aspen, CO; Blue Hills Bank Pavilion in Boston, MA; Ocean City Music Pier in Ocean City, NJ; Pier Six Concert Pavilion in Baltimore, MD; Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC; nTelos Wireless Pavilion in Portsmouth, VA; The Fillmore in Charlotte, NC; The Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA; Cocoa Riverfront Park in Cocoa, FL; Sunset Cove Amphitheater in Boca Raton, FL; Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, MI; Hard Rock Rocksino in Northfield, OH; Mercury Ballroom in Louisville, KY; VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino in North Kansas City, MO; the House of Blues in Dallas, TX; Stubb's BBQ in Austin, TX; and the House of Blues in Houston, TX. Don't see a venue near you? Keep up to date here at – your source for concert tickets!

About G. Love & Special Sauce

G. Love, born Garret Dutton on October 3, 1972, was raised in the Society Hill area of Philadelphia, and showed an interest in music from a young age, learning to play guitar at age eight (later adding harmonica to his repertoire) and penning his first song while still a freshman in high school. He cites Bob Dylan as an influence, along of course with "old school" (though not so "old" at the time) hip hop artists like Run DMC and the Beastie Boys. Dutton dropped out of a private college to move to Boston, where he began to perform whenever and wherever he could, and it was while performing in a Boston bar just over twenty years ago that G. Love met drummer Jeffrey Clemons. In a few months, the duo was joined by bass player Jim Prescott and before long they were serving up their special sound as the house band at The Plough and Stars in Cambridge, Massachusetts. They soon released their self-titled debut album through Okeh Records (who would release the band's first three albums) and it eventually went gold. This was followed up a year later with Coast to Coast Motel which reached #3 on Billboard's Top Heatseakers and cracked the Billboard 200 at #122.

Disagreements over money led to a two year hiatus, but the break suited the members well and they came together for a third album, 1997's Yeah, It's That Easy, which also featured collaborative work with All Fellas Band, Philly Cartel, King's Court, and Dr. John. In 1999 the band released their fourth album, Philadelphonic, and their fifth, Electric Mile, followed two years laters. Philadelphonic reached the number one position on Top Heatseakers and #138 on Billboard 200, with Electric Mile nearly matching its Billboard success. It would be a full eight years before the band released another album together, although Dutton released several solo G. Love albums under Jack Johnson's Brushfire label. These include The Hustle (2004), Lemonade (2006), and Fixin' to Die (2011). These efforts all met with critical and commercial success, reaching #100, #39, and #36 on Billboard 200, respectively. The trio joined forces again for 2008's Superhero Brother, rocketing to #63 on Billboard 200, while 2009's Long Way Down remained relatively unknown – likely due to the fact that it was only released "down under" in Australia and New Zealand. The band's latest release, Sugar, is on the fast track to being their most popular album yet, because let's face it – these guys just keep getting better!

Previous Hits

With influences ranging from hip-hop to blues, funk to soul, and even psychedelia, the hybrid tunes that G. Love & Special Sauce put out always sound fresh and exciting. The trio's breakout hit was "Cold Beverage" off the album G.Love & Special Sauce. Their unique funky hip-hop sound and the evocative black-and-white video earned the band an immediate and well-deserved following. The band's more bluesy side was demonstrated in 'Baby's Got Sauce" and their jaunty take on Guitar Slim's "The Things That I Used to Do." Coast to Coast Motel featured the honky-tonk sounding "Kiss and Tell" along with "Sweet Sugar Mama." On Yeah, It's That Easy, G. Love represents his home town, flavoring the catchy "Stepping Stones" with the Philly soul sound, and rapping about all things Philly in "I-76." "Rodeo Clowns" off of Philadelphonic featured frequent collaborator Jack Johnson. Electric Mile showcases the ultra-soulful "Free at Last," while Superhero Brother offers up the breezy "Peace, Love, and Happiness." The first single off the latest album, "Nothing Quite Like Home," returns to the band's signature blend of blues and hip-hop – a sound that has worked well for them in the past and does not disappoint here!


The trio performed as the house band for the Comedy Central talk show Turn Ben Stein On from 1999 to 200. In 2005, the band performed their take on the classic "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing" for a Coke-Zero® commercial.

The G. Love & Special Sauce Concert Experience

Although the band is known for their laid-back sound, that's not to say their live performances will put you to sleep! G. Love & Special Sauce has always been a road band, touring extensively in support of each of their albums (including a spot on the Horizons of Rock Developing Everywhere or H.O.R.D.E. Festival) and in between releases for twenty years, but they still bring fresh enthusiasm and energy to every show they play. Whether you're chilling to one of their more funky blues songs, or groovin' to some of their chill bluesy hip-hop, this is a band that needs to be experienced live to best soak up their unique musical fusions! Check out today and don't miss your chance to join the fun!

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