G. Love & The Special Sauce Have The Perfect Recipe For A Laid Back Sea.Hear.Now Warm Bass Lines, Tight Drum Beats and Sweet Vocals Highlight G Love's Set
ASBURY PARK, NJ-
“… G Love and The Special Sauce could be considered a local band in these parts. Formed was formed in 1993 in Boston but calls Philadelphia its home. G. Love’s music is self-described as sloppy, laid back and bluesy with a bit of R&B thrown into the mix for good measure, but all of Asbury Park was digging his vibe. The “Special Sauce” includes “G Love” Dutton on guitar and vocals, Jeff “The Houseman” Clemens on drums and Jim “Jimmy Jazz” Prescott on upright bass.
G Love’s set started with a cover of “Gone Up Country” by Canned Heat, a 1920’s blues tune considered a rural hippie anthem of sorts. It has a toe tapping tempo dominated by the distinct upright bass lines of Jim Prescott that the crowd couldn’t resist moving too. G. Love and The Special Sauce are a basic recipe of warm bass lines, tight drum beats and sweet vocals; not to complex or complicated, just fun.
Love played a mix of classic jams, older, newer and covers tunes, really connecting with the large crowd, including “Astronaut,” Baby’s Got Sauce” and a cover of Paul Simons “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” that had the crowd singing along. G. Love delivered a great set of bluesy, soulful music, and I for one couldn’t get enough of Jimmy Jazz on the upright bass …”