G Love and Special Sauce are known for their unique blend of blues, hip-hop, and soul. In this live performance, they bring the blues to life with their signature sound.
Who is G Love?
Garrett Dutton, better known by his stage name G. Love, is an American musician, singer and songwriter. He is the frontman of the trio G. Love & Special Sauce, with Jeff Cleary and Jimi jazz Wiggins. He has released eleven studio albums, including three with Special Sauce. His latest album, The Juice, was released on January 29, 2019.
G. Love began his musical career busking on the streets of Boston and Philadelphia. In 1994, he released his debut album, G. Love & Special Sauce, on Epic Records which went on to sell over 1 million copies. The album’s single “Cold Beverage” was a Top 40 hit in 1995. His follow-up album Coast to Coast Motel was released in 1996 and featured the hit single “I-76”. In 1998, G. Love released his third studio album Philadelphonic which peaked at #45 on the Billboard 200 chart and features the singles “Rodeo Clowns” and “Baby’s Got Sauce”.
What is Special Sauce?
G Love and Special Sauce is an American trio from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The band is known for their unique blend of hip hop, blues, and jazz.
G Love (born Garrett Dutton), the band’s frontman, is a self-taught guitarist and harmonica player. He was heavily influenced by his father’s record collection, which included artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Muddy Waters, and B.B. King.
Special Sauce is composed of keyboardist James “Jimi Jazz” Prescott and drummer Jeffrey “The Houseman” Clemens. The band’s name was inspired by a bottle of Tabasco sauce that Dutton found in the cupboard while they were rehearsing in Prescott’s apartment.
G Love and Special Sauce have released eleven studio albums, including their latest, The Juice, in 2019. They have toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe, and their songs have been featured in several films and television shows.
How did they get their start?
The original members of G. Love & Special Sauce, Garrett Dutton (G. Love), Jeffrey Clemens (Houseman) and Jimmy Prescott (Jimi Jazz), first came together in Philadelphia in the early 1990s. The trio had a shared love of blues music and their unique blend of musical styles quickly earned them a following on the local music scene. In 1994, they released their self-titled debut album, which spawned the hit single “Cold Beverage.” The success of the album catapulted G. Love & Special Sauce into the national spotlight and cemented their reputation as one of the most original and exciting new bands of the 1990s.
What are their most popular songs?
G Love and Special Sauce is an American alternative hip hop band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They are best known for their single “Cold Beverage”, which became a hit in 1994.
The band’s musical style blends elements of hip hop, blues, and jazz. Their songs are often about simple things such as girls, food, and life in the city.
Some of their most popular songs include “Baby’s Got Sauce”, “I-76″, ” Blues Music”, and “Cold Beverage”.
What are their upcoming tour dates?
G. Love & Special Sauce is currently on tour in support of their self-titled album, G. Love & Special Sauce. The tour will make stops in the US, Canada, and Europe. Check out the full list of tour dates below.
2/28 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
3/1 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
3/2 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
3/3 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
3/5 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Livewire
3/7 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
3/8 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater