Day 25: G. Love – “Fixin’ to Die”

Tracklisting

  1. Fixin’ to Die
  2. The Road
  3. Katie Miss
  4. Milk & Sugar
  5. 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
  6. You’ve Got to Die
  7. Walk On
  8. Just Fine
  9. Ma mère
  10. Get Goin’
  11. Heaven
  12. Home
  13. Pale Blue Eyes
  14. 500 Mile Girl

Special Sauce? G. Love don’t need no stinkin’ Special Sauce on this CD.

I have been a HUGE fan of G. Love’s work since I saw him open up for The Fray last year – which by the way, the Fray are the worst band I have ever seen live.

This album is so cool and original because it features the Avett Bros. on it, backing up G. Love. I’ve started to grow fond of the Avett Bros as well and I think they are featured in this project later on in April. Garrett Dutton (G. Love’s real name) and the two Avett brothers Seth and Scott got together to play a little back road blues together on the brothers’ tour bus and turned it into a project. The brothers wound up not only joining Dutton by producing the album as well.

Anyway, “Fixin’ to Die” is an album comprised of a collection of rearranged traditional back road blues songs and a slew of G. Love originals.

The song named after the album is just classic. It’s got foot stompin’ power, G. Love’s signature harp and the Avett Bros throw their folk into the fire to create a sexy recreation of the Booker T. Washington White song from the 50’s.

“Milk & Sugar” and “Just Fine” are G. Love originals I believe – going strictly from the writing style. But one of my favorites is “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover,” a Paul Simon classic that was twisted to really bring out the combined sound of G. Love and the Avett Bros. again.

This album is the perfect summer album. With spring rolling in and a beautiful 75-degree day that was given to us today, grab this album, throw it on your iPod and lay outside on a towel and get your G. Love on.

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