Recently, Philadelphia-bred singer-songwriter G. Love (aka Garrett Dutton) premiered a new live video for “The Juice” via his YouTube channel.
“The Juice” is the title track off of G. Love’s forthcoming studio album, which is set for release on January 17th via Philadelphonic/Thirty Tigers. Produced by Grammy Award-winning blues artist Keb’ Mo’, the forthcoming 11-track LP features guest contributions from Robert Randolph, Marcus King, Roosevelt Collier, and more. The Juice blends elements of blues, jazz, rock, funk, and soul with hip-hop grooves and electronic beats, showcasing G. Love’s genre-bending stylistic background.
Although the new live video for “The Juice” showcases G. Love working through the song solo, the studio version features contributions from King.
G. Love shared his thoughts on the new track with American Blues Scene. He explained,
‘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 G. Love’s new “The Juice” live video below:
G. Love – “The Juice”
[Video: G. Love & Special Sauce]
G. Love will hit the road in 2020 in support of the new release. His 2020 winter tour begins with a performance at Des Moines, IA’s Wooly’s on January 7th and ends with a show at St. Petersburg, FL’s Jannus Live on February 8th.
Fans can head here to pre-order G. Love’s forthcoming The Juice album.
See below for a full list of G. Love’s 2020 winter tour dates. For ticketing and more information, head to G. Love’s website.
G. Love 2020 Tour Dates:
January 7 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
January 9 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
January 10 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
January 11 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
January 12 – St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill
January 14 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark
January 16 – Indianapolis, IN – HI-FI Indianapolis
January 17 – Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar
January 18 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
January 19 – Bensalem, PA – XCite Center at Parx Casino
January 21 – Buffalo, NY – Tralf Music Hall
January 23 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl
January 24 – Boston, MA – Big Night Live
January 25 – Uncasville, CT – Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun Resort
January 26 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
January 28 – Annapolis, MD – Rams Head On Stage
January 30 – Washington, DC – The Hamilton Live
January 31 – Saxapahaw, NC – Haw River Ballroom
February 4 – Greenville, SC – The Firmament
February 6 – New Smyrna Beach, FL – Beachside Tavern
February 7 – Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
February 8 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live