November 17, 2010

G. Love and the Avett Brothers?!

This is a collaboration that I never thought I would see in a million years, but I have to admit that I am completely intrigued. The old church, the involvement of The Avett Brothers at the production helm, the stripped-down songs (and stomping! and clapping!)? I’ve actually had this semi-secret fondness for G. Love ever since I heard “Cold Beverage” on a SPIN Magazine cassette sampler in ’93 or ’94 (the same one that I first heard Jeff Buckley on, as well). I also remember several epic G. Love shows I’ve had the pleasure to be at over the years – Garrett has serious blues chops, and knows his way around a harmonica. This album feels like it might be the one we’ve always been waiting for from him.

Fixin To Die is out February 22 on Brushfire Records.

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  • Agreed 100%!

    I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Garrett do his thang several times now and there is no doubt he *knows* the blues. I’m very excited to hear the final version of this bad boy. It will be a nice juxtaposition to the one he is releasing with Plutonic.

    Very cool, G.

    B2design — November 17, 2010 @ 3:59 pm

  • What an awesome combo – I can’t wait to hear more.

    Jamie S — November 17, 2010 @ 8:50 pm

  • Very cool indeed – really looking forward to hearing this collaboration.

    Dustin Edge — November 19, 2010 @ 1:53 pm

  • - G is doing an exclusive performance where you can’t even buy tickets. Win w/ my station, it will be insane –

    sam — February 16, 2011 @ 1:01 pm

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