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G. Love 

Fixin’ to Die (Brushfire)

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WOW. Has G. Love has found his groove again. Which we say ironically, because on Fixin’ to Die, he has dropped the Philadelphia/dance-inflected grooves that defined his mid-career music. Instead he has returned to his roots: the blues, country and bluegrass that defined his first few albums. These songs burst with joie de vivre that comes only from a bunch of musicians tossing their instruments into a room and letting it happen. This resurrection may be in part to the friendships forged with the brothers Avett (who produce, play and sing throughout the recording), but regardless of the reasons---if you’d given up on G. Love, it’s time to reconsider. He may have just dropped the best record of his 20-plus-year career.


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