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G. Love: From Delta Blues to Hip Hop

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Blues musician Garrett Dutton, better known as G. Love started his career as a teenage street musician in central Philadelphia. There he developed a unique style of mixing traditional Blues guitar and harmonica music with the “old school” Hip-Hop that was popular at the time. 

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Live with "Special Sauce".

He and his band entitled “G. Love and Special Sauce” saw major commercial success in the mid- 90’s with their song “Baby’s Got Sauce”. He describes his sound as a party with Robert Johnson, The Rolling Stones, Run-DMC and the Beastie Boys…with Bob Dylan showing up at the end.

In recent years he’s become a frequent collaborator with local singer-songwriter Jack Johnson… releasing six albums on Johnson’s Brushfire record label.

G. Love returns to Hawai‘i for the third year in a row to play a series of solo concerts across the islands starting Thursday at Laverne’s Sports bar in Kailua-Kona.

Then Friday at Charlie’s Restaurant and Bar in Paia, Maui.

New Year’s Eve at Fleetwood’s in Lahaina.

January 5th at The Church of the Pacific in Princeville.

Then on O‘ahu at Surfer the Bar on the 7th, and The Blue Note Waik?k? on the 8th.

Tour info and tickets can be found HERE.

Listen to the full interview:

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Nick Yee’s passion for music developed at an early age, as he collected jazz and rock records pulled from dusty locations while growing up in both Southern California and Honolulu. In college he started DJing around Honolulu, playing Jazz and Bossa Nova sets at various lounges and clubs under the name dj mr.nick. He started to incorporate Downtempo, House and Breaks into his sets as his popularity grew, eventually getting DJ residences at different Chinatown locations. To this day, he is a fixture in the Honolulu underground club scene, where his live sets are famous for being able to link musical and cultural boundaries, starting mellow and building the audience into a frenzy while steering free of mainstream clichés.
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