Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Fixin' To Die

G. Love is back! Or I should say that he will be soon when his newest album, Fixin' To Die, comes out in a few weeks. That's the title track above to watch and below to download, a song originally written by bluesman Booker T. Washington White (also known as Bukka White) a ways back. I've loved G.'s music for a while, so I was eager to check out this new one. While he's always had a little southern twang to his blues/funk melange, the new one seems to have a little more roots to it than usual. That shouldn't be a surprise though considering Love recruited Scott and Sett Avett (The Avett Brothers) to produce and perform on the album. There are some originals here, some remade traditionals, and a daring cover of Paul Simon's 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.

Check out Love's take on the song below along with the original, a live version from Bob Dylan (who recorded it on his debut self titled album), and Led Zeppelin working it into a Whole Lotta Love medley from their BBC recordings.

Bob Dylan - Fixin' To Die : Live 11-4-61 NYC (Studio version on Bob Dylan)

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Upcoming Tour Dates

March 1 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In
March 2 - Greenville, SC - The Handlebar
March 3 - Charleston, SC - Music Farm
March 4 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre
March 5 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva
March 9 - Charlotte, NC - Visulite Theatre
March 10 - Jacksonville, FL - The Freebird
March 11 - Orlando, FL - Beacham Theatre
March 12 - St. Petersburg, FL - Jannus Landing
March 13 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
March 16 - New Orleans, LA - House Of Blues
March 17-18 - SXSW
March 19 - Dallas, TX - House Of Blues
March 20 - Corpus Christi, TX - House Of Rock
March 23 - Little Rock, AK - Revolution Music Hall
March 24 - Tulsa, OK - Cain’s Ballroom
March 25 - Austin, TX - Antone’s
March 26 - Houston, TX - House Of Blues


Anonymous said...

You use to write multiple times a week. What's the deal?

Sean said...

Well anon,

For the last 5 days I've been in Memphis exploring the roots of some of my favorite music. Before that...I have absolutely no excuse! Look out for some good tunes this week though, and a super-duper contest!

Anonymous said...