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G. Love and Special Sauce with Ron Artis II & The Truth
March 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:45 pm$30 – $99
Warren Station is proud to present G. Love and Special Sauce for the first time in the history of the venue! G. Love and Special Sauce have spent the last 25 years touring across America, and have become an iconic brand and an undeniable force in the music scene. Their eclectic style, musicianship, and year of experience playing together always make for a one-of a kind show. Opening for G. Love is Ron Artis II and The Truth, a singer/songwriter who incorporates many genres of music in his set including Blues, Jazz, Flamenco, Rock, R&B, and Soul.
Better yet, a limited number of “Pre-Show Pop Off Tickets” will be available for this show. G. Love’s Pre-Show Pop Off includes a general admission ticket with early entry, access to a pre-show performance and Q&A with G. Love at sound check, group photo on stage with G. Love and a limited edition poster autographed by G.Love. You will receive instructions via email 4-7 days before each show with event information. Make sure to take advantage of this awesome opportunity!
Get you tickets while they are still available, you won’t want to miss this show!
Time: 7:00pm Doors; 8:00pm Music
Ticket: Advanced: $30-35
Day of show: $40
Pre-Show Pop Off: $99
G. Love and Special Sauce- “When you get the spark, you got to ride that energy,” says G. Love, and that spark certainly ignites on his 10th studio full-length Love Saves The Day. He calls the new release “the fullest realization of the hip-hop blues” that he first pioneered with Special Sauce in the early ’90s. The album not only features G. Love’s long-term Special Sauce rhythm section — upright bassist James “Jimi Jazz” Prescott, and drummer Jeffrey “The Houseman” 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.
The new album completes the trilogy for G. Love that started with 2011’s Fixin To Die. That disc stripped his music down to its roots and saw him record with The Avett Brothers, while Sugar, in G. Love’s words, “reconnected the blues with the electric side” and reunited the original trio to create the band’s signature style of blending John Lee Hooker blues with “Golden Era” hip-hop beats. On Love Saves The Day the group dives even deeper, making the grooves heavier, the music rawer and the performances more authentic.
He certainly has come a long way in the 20 years since drummer Clemens discovered him performing in a Boston pub. The two started playing together and, after Clemens brought in upright bassist 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.
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.”
Love proudly describes himself as a road dog who “will be touring until I fall off the earth” and plans to keep on pushing with Special Sauce from stage to stage. Whether Love Saves The Day makes one dollar or a million isn’t a big concern to him. It stands as a huge success because he made the gritty, honest album that he intended by “keeping it raw, keeping it immediate, keeping it real.” It’s an approach that he has honed over the years: “be original and be true to what you do.”
Ron Artis II & The Truth- An American musician/singer-songwriter. He is best known for his work as Ron Artis II and Thunderstorm in Hawaii. Named after his father Ron Artis, Ron is the eldest son in a family of 11 children. Ron has enjoyed music since before he could walk, crawling across his father’s piano at age 1. Ron has grown in all genres of music and loves to create new songs on the spot in his concerts. Believing that “Music is meant to be lived, as life is meant to be lived”. Ron’s recordings include genres of music from Singer-Songwriter, Blues, Jazz, Flamenco then into Rock, R&B and soul. Ron has always believed in being independent to be able to create and share the most pure music possible. You can obtain Ron’s through his homepage ronartisii.com or at any of his concerts.