G. Love Announces New Album ‘Philadelphia Mississippi’


G. Love Announces New Album ‘Philadelphia Mississippi’

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Grammy-nominated alternative blues and hip-hop artist G. Love announced his latest offering Philadelphia Mississippi will be released on June 24 via Philadelphonic Records/Thirty Tigers.

The LP was produced by North Mississippi All-Stars’ Luther Dickinson–son of Jim Dickinson who produced G. Love’s sophomore album Coast to Coast Motel–and unites both sides of G. Love’s musical inclinations by mixing old school Hill Country and Delta Blues with contemporary hip-hop and funk.

Along with the album announcement, G. Love shared the official video for the LP’s first single Love From Philly” which features Schoolly D, Chuck Treece and Trenton Ayers. “‘Love From Philly’ was originally written for the Love From Philly benefit which benefitted struggling artists during the pandemic,” explained Garrett Dutton, professionally known as, G. Love. “As the year progressed it became a live staple. Later on, I tapped Chuck Treece and legendary Philadelphia hip-hop artist Schoolly D to contribute verses turning a live jam into an iconic Philly Classic. Along with Mississippi son Trenton Ayers’s melt-your-face lead guitar and BGVs from Memphis-based Tikyra Jackson, ‘Love From Philly’ is a hip hop-blues instant hit.” 

Philadelphia Mississippi is comprised of 13 songs all of which are loose, free-flowing and written in the studio during showcase G. Loves freestyling capabilities both lyrically and sonically. The freewheeling arrangements feature guests including blues torchbearers Alvin Youngblood Hart, Cam Kimbrough, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Jontavious Willis, R.L. Boyce and Trenton Ayers, rap icons Schoolly D, Freddie Foxx and Speech from Arrested Development and ace musicians such as fifemaster Sharde Thomas and Southern Avenue drummer/singer Tikyra Jackson. 

“I grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but I’ve spent my entire life steeped in the music of the Delta, so the idea that there was this whole other Philadelphia down there always fascinated me, “G. Love explained. “For the last thirty years, I’ve wanted to make a pilgrimage—not just a musical one, but a spiritual one—to the heart of the blues, and that’s exactly what this album is.” 

G. Love will be touring throughout the year as a solo act, with a new rotating cast of players called The Juice, or with his longtime trio G. Love and Special Sauce. The tour will begin on July 15 when he hits the road solo for a national tour supporting O.A.R. and Dispatch.

Pre-order for Philadelphia Mississippi is now available now. Pre-order here.

Listen to “Love From Philly” below:

Philadelphia Mississippi Tracklist:

1: Love From Philly (feat. Chuck Treece, Schoolly D and Trenton Ayers)

2: Mississippi (feat. Speech, Alvin Youngblood Hart and R.L. Boyce)

3: My Ball (feat. Freddie Foxx and Jontavious Willis)

4: Guitar Man (feat. Christone “Kingfish” Ingram)5) Kickin’

6: HipHopHarpin’ (feat. Alvin Youngblood Hart)

7: Laughing In The Sunshine8) I Ain’t Living (feat. Tikyra Jackson)

9: Lemonades (feat. Cam Kimbrough, Luther Dickinson and Chuck Treece)

10: If My Mind Don’t Change (feat. Sharde Thomas)

11: Sauce Up! (feat. Trenton Ayers)

12: The Philly Sound

13: Shouts Out 

G. Love Tour

June 11 – Annapolis, MD – Bands in the Sands +

June 24 – Des Moines, IA – Des Moines Art Festival %

June 25 – Rochester, NY – Rochester Int’l Jazz Festival %

July 3 – Scranton, PA – The Peach Music Festival +

July 8 – Peoria, IL – Lakeview Park

July 9 – Jay, VT – Jeezum Crow Festival %

July 12 – Harwich, MA – Cape Cod Jazz Festival

July 15 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre #

July 16 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium #

July 17 – San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre #

July 19 – Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre #

July 20 – Rohnert Park, CA – SOMO Concerts #

July 22 – Bend, OR – Hayden Homes Amphitheater #

July 23 – Redmond, WA – Marymoor Park #

July 24 – Bonner, MT – KettleHouse Amphitheater #

July 26 – Whitefish, MT – The Remington Bar

July 28 – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheatre #

July 29 – Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Garden #

July 30 – Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre #

July 31 – Breckenridge, CO – Riverwalk Center

Aug. 3 – Kansas City, MO – The Record Bar

Aug. 4 – Memphis, TN – The Crosstown Theater

Aug. 5 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy #

Aug. 6 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater #

Aug. 7 – Columbus, OH – KEMBA Live! #

Aug. 9 – Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park #

Aug. 10 – St. Louis, MO – St. Louis Music Park # 

Aug. 12 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica #

Aug. 13 – Highland Park, IL – Ravinia Festival #

Aug. 14 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill #

Aug. 15 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE #

Aug. 18 – Philadelphia, PA – TD Pavilion at the Mann #

Aug. 19 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion #

Aug. 20 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center #

Aug. 21 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center #

Aug. 23 – Lewiston, NY – Artpark #

Aug. 25 – Bridgeport, CT – Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater #

Aug. 26 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavillion #

Aug. 27 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater #

Aug. 28 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center #

Aug. 30 – Asheville, NC – Salvage Station #

Aug. 31 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheater #

Sept. 1 – Isle of Palms, SC – The Windjammer

Sept. 2 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre #

Sept. 3 – Wilmington, NC – Live Oak Bank Pavilion at Riverfront Park #

Sept. 4 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre #

Sept. 8 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater #

Sept. 9 – Houston, TX – The Lawn at White Oak Music Hall #

Sept. 10 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory #

+ G. Love & The Juice

% G. Love & Special Sauce

# G. Love solo supporting O.A.R. and Dispatch

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