Pioneering alternative hip-hop and blues rockers G. Love & Special Sauce will be in concert at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. G. Love has come a long way in the 20 years since drummer Jeffrey “The Houseman” Clemens discovered him performing in a Boston pub. The two started playing together and after Clemens brought in upright bassist James “Jimi Jazz” Prescott, G. Love & Special Sauce was born. Their self-titled debut, featuring the hit “Cold Beverage”, wound up going Gold. The band became known for their live shows and performed around the world. G. Love has played with and without Special Sauce over the years, but now the trio is back together and it feels right. G. Love believes the current manifestation of the band is stronger than ever and is riding a creative high, adding “and we didn’t want to kill each other”.
G. Love’s newest release “Love Saves The Day”, the 10th studio full-length, is “the fullest realization of the hip-hop blues” that he first pioneered with Special Sauce in the early ‘90s. The album, due out October 30 on Brushfire Records, not only features G. Love’s long-term Special Sauce rhythm section – Prescott and Clemens – but also prominent guest performers including Los Lobos guitarist David Hidalgo, Lucinda Williams, Citizen Cope, Ozomatli, DJ Logic, Money Mark, Zach Gill, and Adam Topol. On “Love Saves The Day”, the group dives even deeper, making the grooves heavier, the music rawer and the performances more authentic.
Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm
Visit the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall website for additional information and to purchase tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at their box office and at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre box office.