Wednesday, June 3, 2020

The Infamous Stringdusters and G Love Cover G Love & Special Sauce

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Way back in the 1900s, I absuloutely loved G Love & Special Sauce. He had this bizarro and funky blend of folk, blues, and hip hop. The past twenty years has seen me slipping away from G Love fandom as he seems to be going deeper and deeper into more of a hippie/jam band kind of thing. But "Cold Beverage" will always be a favorite of mine.

Which is why I'm thrilled with a collaboration between The Infamous Stringdusters and G Love on a new version of "Cold Beverage." It's a bluegrass version, which ends up being just about perfect. It's something I would have hated in my college years, but in my middle age it hits just right. It keeps the spirit and energy of the original, obviously adding more traditional strings and some punk style gang vocals? Somehow The Infamous Stringdusters and G Love team together and hit the nostalgia button while making a classic sound current.

You can listen to The Infamous Stringdusters and G Love rework "Cold Beverage" below. For more on The Infamous Stringdusters, check out their website. For more on G Love, check out his website.

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