© Joe Navas

G. Love & Special Sauce

Laidback pop with a hip-hop edge
i.c.w. Effenaar
Wed 15 Nov ’23 20:15 uur
Wed 15 Nov ’23
20:15 uur

A precursor to acts like Xavier Rudd, Jack Johnson and Newton Faulkner, singer/songwriter G. Love makes laidback pop with a hip-hop edge. He was last seen in the Netherlands in 2019. Extra special: this time he is bringing his band Special Sauce to the Effenaar's Main Hall, which is the first time since 2008 (!).

G. Love's lyrics are both personal and political here, artfully balancing his appreciation for the simple joys in life with his obligation to speak out for justice and equality, and his performances are suitably riotous and rousing to match, with infectious call-and-response hooks and funky sing-along choruses at every turn. Easy as it is to succumb to cynicism these days, the songs on 'The Juice' refuse, insisting instead on hope and determination in the face of doubt and despair.