Tuned In to G Love & Special Sauce

G Love & Special Sauce
January 28, 2010 9:30:34 AM PST
As ambassadors of Philadelphia's iconic jazz-soul style, G Love & Special Sauce have taken their music across the globe, playing over 1500 shows throughout the course of 13 years and 8 albums.Their fusion of hip hop, blues, rock and soul allow the band to transcend genre classification - appealing to a number of different audiences and inspiring countless musicians.

The trio's frontman was born and raised in Philadelphia. Garrett Dutton III, better known as G Love, is a former student of the Germantown Friends School. G Love says the G in his name stands for "Good". However the significance for Love is less deep, as he says it just sounds right, as stated on several radio interviews.

G began playing guitar when he was 8-years-old. By the time he was in 9th grade he had written his first song, and soon learned to play the harmonica. G later integrated his talents with those of drummer Jeff Clemens and Jim Prescott on upright bass to form Special Sauce. In 1994 the group released their self-titled debut to rave reviews, carried by their still popular single "Cold Beverage."

Tuned In got a chance to sit down with G before a show at Penn's Landing earlier this year. In the interview he told us that his music is "a special combination, a "special sauce" of all the music I grew up listening to in Philly". The Penn's Landing show was put on in support of their new documentary film entitled A year and a night with G. Love & Special Sauce. The documentary celebrates G. Love's amazing number of shows throughout the world.

G Love & Special Sauce have made several lyrical tributes to the city of brotherly love, but none as memorable as I-76. Check out a live performance of the song in the video center on the right side of your screen.

Now YOU are Tuned In to ... G Love & Special Sauce!


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