G. Love & Special Sauce announce return to Boston

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G. Love & Special Sauce have revealed plans for an East Coast tour in support of their new album Fixin’ To Die. The band will return to Boston for a show at the House of Blues on Friday, October 28. Tickets for the show are now on sale through Live Nation for $25 and $35.

Produced by Seth and Scott Avett of the Avett Brothers, Fixin’ To Die combines G. Love originals with covers of Paul Simon, the Velvet Underground and more. Working with the legendary siblings was an eye-opening experience for the artist.

“It was an emotional recording session and I was truly blown away by the level of focus, care and passion Scott and Seth brought to it,” said G. Love in a press release. “We felt connected the entire time – it was instantaneous. It always feels like crunch time in the studio but it never felt like that with these guys. It was a team thing, no drama, no agenda. It was a tremendously positive and encouraging experience. This is the most inspired I’ve ever felt making a record – let’s just put it that way. I’m still buzzing about it.”

Recorded in a little over a week, Fixin’ To Die is a step away from hip-hop and more towards country blues, surely inspired by the surroundings at the Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville, North Carolina.

“There’s a little bit of this record on all the previous G. Love records, you just had to look for it,” added Scott Avett, who also plays on the album. “This is the record we all knew he should make and he could make, but again, he had to open himself to the core to make it. That’s the difference. Ultimately the songs tell us what needs to happen; it’s just our job to be prepared and identify that. Let’s just get in there and see what the room evokes, and it was just go, go, go, which is the way we like it. I mean the whole session was cut in just over a week.”

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