G. Love Shares ‘The Juice’ Single Featuring Marcus King & Expands Tour
G. Love unveiled “The Juice,” the title track from his new solo album which features Marcus King on lead guitar. The Juice is set for release on January 17 through Philadelphonic/Thirty Tigers. G. Love will hit the road with Special Sauce for a winter tour to start the year that was recently expanded.
The 11-track The Juice was recorded in Nashville with a bevy of special guests including Keb’ Mo’, Robert Randolph, Roosevelt Collier and Ron Artis II. G. Love (Garrett Dutton) shared the following with American Blues Scene about his new single:
‘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 the animated video for “The Juice” below:
G. Love & Special Sauce kick off an extensive winter tour at Wooly’s in Des Moines, Iowa on January 7. The trio focuses on the Midwest and Northeast before heading south. A string of three dates in Florida has been added to the tour that includes stops in New Smyrna Beach on February 6, Jacksonville on February 7 and St. Petersburg on February 8. Tickets for all three shows go on sale this Friday, November 1 at 12 p.m. ET.