Silopanna Music Festival, Pier Six Pavilion and Rams Head Live Alum, G.LOVE, played an intimate 103.1 WRNR Private Artist showcase in Annapolis, Maryland today. He was out to promote his new album SUGAR, which was released on April 22nd:
Before the show began, I had the pleasure of welcoming Garrett (aka G.Love) back to Rams Head On Stage. After he so thoughtfully thanked US (hello, thank YOU!) for having him back, I reminded him that he performed a WRNR Private Artist showcase many years back with Jack Johnson and Donavon Frankenreiter on this very stage in 2004. Amazing that I have been able to see both shows! (My brain just said: Omg, how long have I been working here?!?)
The Rams Head Group has had the pleasure of hosting G.Love at all of our venues over the years, and in celebration we did a little giveaway for the crowd of approximately one-hundred 103.1 WRNR listeners. Alex Cortwright with WRNR gave away a set of Silopanna Music Festival tickets to one lucky recipient who had the “lucky butt” (tickets were hidden underneath a seat). Congrats to this guy who found them (Sorry for the blurry photo, there was just so much excitement):
We’ll be seeing YOU August 16th at Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds with The Flaming Lips, Dashboard Confessional, Matt & Kim and 16 other amazing bands! I digress.
One of the best parts about the Private Artist showcases are the stories the artists tell between the songs. These events live in the land between playing in someone’s living room and day drinking in college with a friend and their guitar. Of course I’m biased and think that all shows at Rams Head On Stage feel that way, but these Private Artist showcases give the artist intimate time to shine and relax in a chill environment. Today’s show with G.Love was no different, and we were fortunate enough to hear stories that were new to us:
(Paraphrased) “Silopanna…that’s how you say it right? It took me 4 years to figure out how to say it right. That was about two years ago. That was a really good time, and I got to share the stage with Robert Randolph and Citizen Cope. My man Clarence from Citizen Cope and I, since, have done some writing together..nothing on this new record, but we’re hoping to do something with it.” said G.Love.
I loved your socks, by the way. I have a thing for socks. Not in a creepy way though – just clarifying.
Then he talked about getting the same voice coach as Clarence and about how people don’t buy music anymore, but the stores that sell vinyl are the ones still around. And then thanked WRNR and the crowd for coming to shows because that’s what matters and thanked everyone for their support. Well said, G.Love!
Well, Thank YOU G.Love – your music really matters! We look forward to jamming again with you August 7th at Pier Six Pavilion with Slightly Stoopid!
– Erin & the Rams Head Group
And in celebration of #tbt, G.Love at Silopanna Music Festival 2012