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Caffe Lena 60 Episode 37 1996

G. Love
G. Love

An invitation to see the opening act at what would be the final Tom Petty performance resulted in an album, and laid back blues from a Philly artist who got his start in music after moving to Boston.

This is episode 37 of Caffe Lena: 60 Years of Song. Thank you to Sarah for the list of songs and artists for this feature.

G. Loveand Special Sauce formed in Boston in 1993. Their music is a unique, laid back blues sound that encompasses classic R&B. In 1994 they released their debut album on Okeh Records, which was the label’s first release by white musicians.

Jesse Malin’s latest album, Sunset Kids, got its start after he accepted Lucinda Williams’ invitation to see her open at The Hollywood Bowl for what would become Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ last live performance. That bittersweet experience is the basis for the song “Shining Down” and the visit with Lucinda planted the seed for her to produce the record.

Caffe Lena: 60 Years of Song, a production of WEXT Radio.

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