G. Love & Special Sauce Reuniting Original Members for New Album – Sugar

G. Love & Special Sauce will spend 2014 celebrating the 20th Anniversary of their self-titled debut with a brand new album built on the trio’s signature hip-hop blues sound.  Sugar, which will be released on April 22nd via Brushfire Records, reunites original members G. Love, upright bassist James “Jimi Jazz” Prescott, and drummer Jeffrey “The Houseman” Clemens for the first time in eight years.   The band has also confirmed a 45-date U.S. tour, and will perform their first album,

G. Love & Special Sauce, in it’s entirety during the first set of each show. The 1994 classic album features some favorite fan hits including “Cold Beverage” and “Baby’s Got Sauce.” The tour will include performances at Brooklyn Bowl, House of Blues in Los Angeles, and 2 nights in G. Love’s hometown of Philadelphia. A full tour itinerary is available below.

Recorded mainly at Brushfire Records’ “Solar Powered Plastic Plant” studio in Los Angeles, Sugar captures the unstoppable energy of a band who got their start in Boston bars in the early ’90s and still play up to 150 shows a year. “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. To deepen that dynamic and push their sound into new directions, G. Love & Special Sauce called in guest musicians including legendary vocalist and current Oscar nominee Merry Clayton (best known for her duet with Mick Jagger on the Rolling Stone’s “Gimme Shelter”), Los Lobos guitarist David Hidalgo, Marc Broussard, Eric Krasno, Shamarr Allen, Kristy Lee, and others.

 TOUR DATES:

February 5    Cincinnati, OH    20th Century Theatre
February 6    Detroit, MI    St. Andrews Hall
February 7    Cleveland, OH    House of Blues
February 8    Pittsburgh, PA    Stage AE
February 9    Buffalo, NY    Town Ballroom
February 12    Brooklyn, NY    Brooklyn Bowl
February 13    Uncasville, CT    Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun Resort
February 14    Boston, MA    House of Blues
February 15    Philadelphia, PA    TLA (SOLD OUT)
February 16    Philadelphia, PA    TLA
February 19    Norfolk, VA    The NorVA
February 20    Washington, DC    9:30 Club
February 21    Raleigh, NC    Lincoln Theatre
February 22    Atlanta, GA    Variety Playhouse
February 23    Nashville, TN    3rd & Lindsley
February 26    Charleston, SC    Music Farm
February 27    Jacksonville Beach, FL     Freebird Live
February 28    Ft. Lauderdale, FL    Culture Room
March 1    St. Petersburg, FL    Jannus Live
March 4    Orlando, FL    The Social
March 5    Pensacola, FL    Vinyl Music Hall
March 6    New Orleans, LA    Tipitina’s
March 7    Austin, TX    Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre
March 21    San Diego, CA    House of Blues
March 22    West Hollywood, CA    House of Blues
March 23    Fresno, CA    Strummer’s
March 26    San Francisco, CA    The Fillmore
March 27    Petaluma, CA    McNears Mystic Theatre
March 28    Reno, NV    Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
March 29    Lincoln, CA    Thunder Valley Casino
March 30    Phoenix, AZ    McDowell Mountain Music Festival
April 3    Grants Pass, OR    Rogue Theatre
April 4    Seattle, WA    Showbox at the Market
April 5    Portland, OR    Wonder Ballroom
April 6    Vancouver, BC    Venue
April 8    Missoula, MT    Top Hat Lounge
April 9    Garden City, ID    Visual Arts Collective
April 10    Salt Lake City, UT    The Depot
April 11    Boulder, CO    Boulder Theater
April 12    Boulder, CO    Boulder Theater
April 13    Steamboat Springs, CO    Steamboat Springs Ski Area
April 16    St. Louis, MO    Duck Room at Blueberry Hill
April 17    Minneapolis, MN    First Avenue
April 18    Chicago, IL    Metro
April 19    Milwaukee, WI    Potawatomi Casino – Northern Lights Theater
May 18    Portland, OR    Tom McCall Waterfront Park

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