ACL Fest Friday Reviews

ACL Fest Friday Reviews

G. Love & Special Sauce

Superhero Brother (Brushfire)

Garrett Dutton's 14-year career has seen many hammocks, and the Philadelphonic G. Love's first LP with backing band Special Sauce since 2001's Electric Mile keeps it as laid-back as one's come to expect from this Superhero Brother. With no thrills or spills on its journey through Dutton's ideologies ("What We Need," "Superhero Brother"), a now-threepiece Special Sauce (former Boss Hog keyboardist Mark Boyce's addition is official) slinks and sways on its traditionally level medium. Dutton flaunts his harp chops on down-homers "City Livin'" and "Soft and Sweet," and Jimi "Jazz" Prescott's upright bass shows its "Wiggle Worm" behind the made-for-show "say peace ... in the Middle East!" chorus. Songs for the stage are a formula the Fishtowner's got down, and Brother's lot is no different. (7:30pm, Dell stage.)

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