G. Love Shares ‘The Juice’ Live Video
G. Love recently took to YouTube to premiere pro-shot video featuring a performance of “The Juice” and for a chat. “The Juice” is the title track off G. Love’s 2020 studio album, which is due via Philadelphonic/Thirty Tigers on January 17.
While G. Love performs the track solo in the video below, guitarist Marcus King contributes to the studio version. The Juice also features guest appearances from Keb’ Mo’, Robert Randolph, Roosevelt Collier and Ron Artis II.
Read a note from G. Love shared by American Blues Scene about “The Juice”:
‘The Juice,’ written by myself and Keb’ Mo’ and featuring rising star Marcus King on lead guitar, is a hopeful protest song for our times. Lamenting the ‘bad news on the news everyday’ and the divisiveness of the current political atmosphere in the USA and indeed around the world, ‘The Juice’ is a rallying cry for the progressive values which I care about deeply. I wrote this song as a personal knee jerk reaction to the frustration I feel towards the policies which the current right wing administration is pushing forward. I also wanted to give strength, support, empathy and energy to the protest kids and activists who are in the trenches fighting to uphold liberal progress. Keb’ Mo’ helped me to solidify the theme of the song with the call and response chorus which has become a live anthem as we say Times Up to negative forces and lead the way with Love and Unity. Musically, ‘The Juice’ is a perfect example of my original style of The Hip Hop Blues. Keb’ and I have been knowing each other since we launched Okeh/Epic Records in 1993 and since then he has always called me ‘G.Love-an American Original.’ This track is Delta Blues meets Philadelphia old school Hip Hop. ‘We got the Juice, we got the Love, we got the Dreams, we won’t give up, we are the Change, we’ve had enough, we got the Juice- Times Up!’
Watch G. Love’s performance below:
Tour Dates for
- Denver, CO
The Allman Betts Band at The Mission BallroomEric KrasnoRobert RandolphJimmy HallJimmy VivinoRobin ZanderAlly VenableCharlie StarrCody DickinsonEric McFaddenG. LoveJD SimoLamar Williams Jr.Luther DickinsonBrandon “Taz” NiederauerTodd Park Mohr
- New Orleans, LA
Anders Osborne at Tipitina’s UptownG. LoveJohn Mooney and BluesianaBig Chief Monk Boudreaux
- Lake Worth, FL
- 2 days • Feb 8 - 9, 2020
G. Love & Special Sauce at South Florida Garlic FestivalThe WailersG. Love & Special SauceThe Expendables