Christmas is on Sunday! While not a holiday we often associate with the blues, sometimes that’s just how Christmas goes. And sometimes only a good bluesy song can capture our mood.
Garrett Dutton aka G. Love is a blues musician who also happens to love Christmas! He recently contributed a track to Amazon Music’s Acoustic Christmas, released Nov. 22. Give a listen to G. Love’s “Merry Christmas to You” on Soundcloud:
Ah, let we forget, G. Love also recorded “Christmas Blues” a few years back. Listen to audio for “Christmas Blues” by G. Love on YouTube:
G. Love & Special Sauce, the hip-hop blues trio from Philadelphia, have announced a winter tour, the HipHop Blues Winter Tour 2017, and they visit the 9:30 Club on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.
Although that’s more than a month after Christmas, G. Love & Special Sauce released a 10th full-length album, Love Saves the Day, via Jack Johnson’s Brushfire Records in 2015, so they have plenty of new material to play alongside old favorites like “Cold Beverage.”
G. Love says the new album is “the fullest realization of the hip-hop blues” since he began collaborating with upright bassist James “Jimi Jazz” Prescott and drummer Jeffrey “The Houseman” Clemens in 1993.
You can hear for yourself! Parklife DC is giving away a pair of tickets to see G. Love & Special Sauce at the 9:30 Club. To win, simply leave a comment on this blog. You can leave any comment, but we would like to know your favorite song by G. Love — with or without Special Sauce!
For the rules of this giveaway–
Comments will be closed at 5pm on Friday and a winner will be randomly selected. The winner will be notified by email. The winner must respond to our email within 24 hours, or they will forfeit their tickets and we will pick another winner. We will email you instructions on claiming your ticket. Good luck!