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Garrett Dutton III (born October 3, 1972), better known as G. Love, is the front man for the band, G. Love & Special Sauce.

Dutton, born in Philadelphia, began playing guitar at age 8. He wrote his first song by the time he was in the 9th grade and began playing harmonica in a wire rack. Dutton credits Bob Dylan and John Hammond Jr., as well as then-contemporary “old school” sounds of RUN-DMC, the Beastie Boys, and Philadelphia’s own Schooly D as influences.

Dutton, still in high school at Germantown Friends School, began playing solo on the streets of Philadelphia. After a year of college, he relocated to Boston, working as a fundraiser for Peace Action and playing wherever and whenever he could. One of his few indoor gigs at this time was a Boston bar called The Tam O’Shanter, where he met drummer Jeffrey “The Houseman” Clemens in January 1993. Dutton and Clemens began working as a duo, they were joined a few months later by bassist Jim “Jimi Jazz” Prescott and became the house band on Mondays at The Plough and Stars in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The name G. Love doesn’t really have that much of a story to it. The ‘G’ stands for Good as said in many radio interviews. He said in an interview that the ‘Love’ was just there because it sounded right.

G. Love featured Jack Johnson on his 1999 LP Philadelphonic playing an early version of Jack Johnson’s “Rodeo Clowns” when Jack was an unknown artist. Jack later featured the song on his 2003 LP On and On.


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  • vividserenity

    "Moonshine Lemonade" and "The Journey Begins" are horrendous. Extremely disappointed. The lyrics are tweenie bop bubblegum at best and there is nothing good about them.

    17 Feb 2013 Reply
  • megamegan0108

    This signed G Love tshirt will be auctioned off on November 16, 2012. Proceeds will help provide music lessons for children who wouldn't be able to afford it otherwise. For more information about the auction, or to bid online if you can't attend, click here:

    26 Sep 2012 Reply
  • tuscaloosaheart

    G.Love and others:

    4 Sep 2011 Reply
  • lucasmenezis

    Se garantiu abrindo pro Jack Johnson!

    31 May 2011 Reply
  • MatLloyd

    Sooooooo good! Come to the UK bro!!!

    16 Apr 2011 Reply
  • strajnic

    Eclecticism at it's best!

    7 Apr 2011 Reply
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    13 Mar 2011 Reply
  • artrush

    just heard G Love and Plutonic drop their entire new album live, didnt play any old songs at all but it didnt matter - all the new songs are great!! definitely worth hearing when it comes out

    15 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Elementree1

    Please check our music out for fans of: Sublime, 311, Pepper, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Rebelution, Bob Marley, Michael Franti, SOJA, Slighty Stoopid....ect We are a fresh new band out of Cincinnati Ohio, genre bending music and a message that must be heard. Our last fm page is: Our myspace page is: Our homepage is: U.N.I.T.Y.

    1 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Mat-Rdm-Cooper

    moonshine lemonade coming soon

    16 Nov 2010 Reply
  • MJ13MJ

    saw him opening for jack johnson. pretty good

    13 Nov 2010 Reply
  • bern4dette

    i can tell that we gon be friends

    7 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Reuve

    мда, опять это говно поставили, ну ок

    4 Sep 2010 Reply

    We love G. Love here in Pécs, Hungary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    6 May 2010 Reply
  • SamGarde

    G. Love sounds a lot like Citizen Cope! I'm seeing him on Feb. 26th at The Paradise in Boston - so excited! He's also playing the 25th and 27th - totally worth checking out.

    26 Feb 2010 Reply
  • funnyfarm

    HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone! Dashboard Madonna have uploaded a free track called Oh Boy. It's taken from a rehersal in 2004 and will be released as a studio version on the upcoming album, which is to be released in the summer of 2010.

    1 Jan 2010 Reply
  • lepopnoir

    Spotify has The Glove down as being G.Love, who is apprently this guy, who is evidently not in The Cure or Siouxsie and the Banshees. UNHELPFUL.

    30 Dec 2009 Reply
  • BigRod19incher

    Don't see how all you haters have anything bad to say about G-Love: HE'S SIMPLY THE MAN. I've seen him perform here in his hometown Philly. Listen to this awesome studio session at 104.5 Phil.: It's great to see this scrawny little white guy channel this bluesey kind of sound. You would never guess he's white until you see him

    21 Nov 2009 Reply
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