Releasing a new album means something more to G. Love than just having a bunch of new songs to play.
"That means I can start thinking about making another record," says G. Love (real name Garrett Dutton), the Philadelphia troubadour and leader of the band G. Love & Special Sauce, who released his fourth solo album, "Fixin' to Die," in February. "That's kind of what it's all about for me, just making music and continuing to do that.
"And I've got so many different records I want to make, too."
"Fixin' to Die" knocks one of those off the list, what he calls "a more folk-oriented record with ... that kind of finger-pickin' stuff I've drizzled into some of my other records." So what else is on his list?
"I have a whole group of kind of Philly-oriented, hip-hop (stuff) — like a straight-up funk party record," says G. Love, 38. "Then there's a blues record we're talking about doing where we go around and record with a lot of famous and definitely some obscure bluesmen that we can find and film — kind of like a Buena Visa Social Club.
"The way you can put out records right now, I'm kind of in a mindframe to put out a record every year. I've got too much I want to do to wait around too long, you know?"
93.9 The River's Riverfest 2011 featuring G. Love & Special Sauce, Fitz & the Tantrums, Matt Nathanson and Parachute, takes place at 7 p.m. Friday, June 17, at the Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave. Tickets are $35, $26.50 and $9.39. Call 313-961-5450 or visit www.939theriverradio.com. The Riverfest Afterparty takes place following the concert at the INT-ICE Lounge at the MGM Grand Casino Hotel, 1777 Third St., Detroit. Admission is free.
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