Concert Review

G. Love & Special Sauce Brings Their Alt-Hip Hop Style To Pittsburgh’s Stage AE

“The whole thing about lemonade for me was when I first set out from Philly to make it in the music world I went up to Boston, and I would just sit on the front porch of my place after playing the streets or practicing and make myself a big pitcher of lemonade. It just symbolized old time porch loungin’ for that’s where I did a lot of my shedding and writing. It was so simple and great, I said, if I ever get a record deal I’m going to get Lemonade tattooed on my arm.” (Facebook)  G. Love & Special Sauce, the alternative hip-hop band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, graced Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA last week on Feb 8, 2014 with their unique, “sloppy”, and “laid back” blues sound that encompasses classic R&B.  The crowd had a great time before, during, and after the show and witnessed a spectacular set…

It’s there all right, and seven albums, thirteen years, and over a million worldwide units later, “Lemonade” is the most cohesive and rewarding album Garrett Dutton – a.k.a. G. Love (guitar, vocals, harmonica, sweat and tears) has ever delivered. Produced and engineered in the womb of Philadelphonic Studios by Chris DiBeneditto (Electric Mile & Philadelphonic) and faithfully anchored by the Sauce, Jimi “Jazz” Prescott (acoustic bass), and Jeffrey “Thunderhouse” Clemens (drums, percussion), G. pairs up with some of the best players in the game including Ben Harper, Donovan Frankenreiter, Jasper, Dave Hidalgo (Los Lobos), Blackalicious, Marc Broussard, Tristan Prettyman and Jack Johnson on a fourteen song celebration of his iconic career (Facebook).

 

SETLIST

  1. Set 2
  2. (with Kristy Lee)
  3. http://www.philadelphonic.com
    http://www.myspace.com/glovespecialsauce

Live shots ©2014 DeeWarnePhotography & Pittsburgh Music Magazine

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