G. Love Reunites With Special Sauce For Tour And Album

Twenty years ago G. Love & Special Sauce burst onto the scene with an original laid back blues sound found on their self-titled debut. The single "Cold Beverage" even caught on MTV back when the channel was still regularly airing videos. In 2014 the original trio has reunited to hit the road for a lengthy tour and a brand new album called Sugar.

For the tour and new album, Garrett "G. Love" Dutton will be joined by his original trio mates - upright bassist James "Jimi Jazz" Prescott and drummer Jeffrey "The Houseman" Clemens. Sugar marks the first time the pair will back Dutton on an album in eight years. The LP is set for a April 22 release via Brushfire Records and was recorded mainly at Brushfire Records' "Solar Powered Plastic Plant" studio in Los Angeles.

"We wanted to take it back to the old-school vibe of the first record, those rich, warm sounds from when we were rocking small clubs and going on that acoustic feeling," says Prescott in a statement announcing the album. Sugar features a number of special guests including legendary vocalist and current Oscar nominee Merry Clayton, Los Lobos guitarist David Hidalgo, Marc Broussard, Eric Krasno, Shamarr Allen and Kristy Lee.

At each of the trio's 45 dates they will perform their 1994 debut in its entirety. The tour begins on February 5 at the 20th Century Theatre in Cincinnati, OH and is currently set to run through an April 19th performance at Northern Lights Theatre in Milwaukee. An additional stand-alone date in Portland, OR is scheduled for May 18.

G. Love & Special Sauce Tour Dates:

02/05/14 Wed 20th Century Theatre Cincinnati, OH
02/06/14 Thu Saint Andrews Hall Detroit, MI
02/07/14 Fri House Of Blues Cleveland, OH
02/08/14 Sat Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA
02/09/14 Sun The Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY
02/12/14 Wed Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn, NY
02/13/14 Thu Wolf Den Uncasville, CT
02/14/14 Fri House of Blues Boston, MA
02/15/14 Sat Theatre of Living Arts (TLA) Philadelphia, PA
02/16/14 Sun Theatre of Living Arts (TLA) Philadelphia, PA
02/19/14 Wed The NorVa Norfolk, VA
02/20/14 Thu 9:30 Club Washington, DC
02/21/14 Fri Lincoln Theatre Raleigh, NC
02/22/14 Sat Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA
02/23/14 Sun 3rd & Lindsley Nashville, TN
02/26/14 Wed The Music Farm Charleston, SC
02/27/14 Thu Freebird Live Jacksonville Beach, FL
02/28/14 Fri Culture Room Fort Lauderdale, FL
03/01/14 Sat Jannus Live St. Petersburg, FL
03/04/14 Tue The Social Orlando, FL
03/05/14 Wed Vinyl Music Hall Pensacola, FL
03/06/14 Thu Tipitina's Uptown New Orleans, LA
03/07/14 Fri Stubb's Austin, TX
03/21/14 Fri House of Blues San Diego, CA
03/22/14 Sat House of Blues West Hollywood, CA
03/23/14 Sun Strummer's Fresno, CA
03/26/14 Wed The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
03/27/14 Thu Mystic Theatre Petaluma, CA
03/28/14 Fri Grand Sierra Theatre Reno, NV
03/29/14 Sat Thunder Valley Casino Lincoln, CA
03/30/14 Sun McDowell Mountain Music Festival at Margaret T. Hance Park Phoenix, AZ
04/03/14 Thu The Rogue Theatre Grants Pass, OR
04/04/14 Fri Showbox at the Market Seattle, WA
04/05/14 Sat Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
04/06/14 Sun Venue Vancouver, BC
04/09/14 Wed Visual Arts Collective (VaC) Garden City, ID
04/10/14 Thu The Depot Salt Lake City, UT
04/11/14 Fri Boulder Theater Boulder, CO
04/12/14 Sat Boulder Theater Boulder, CO
04/13/14 Sun Steamboat Ski Resort Steamboat Springs, CO
04/16/14 Wed Duck Room at Blueberry Hill St. Louis, MO
04/17/14 Thu First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
04/18/14 Fri Metro Chicago, IL
04/19/14 Sat Northern Lights Theater Milwaukee, WI
05/18/14 Fri Tom McCall Waterfront Park Portland, OR

[Published on: 1/21/14]

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