Thursday, February 12, 2009

G. Love & Special Sauce + Eric Hutchinson @ Tipitina's Uptown: February 18th, 2009

Event Info

Host: Tipitina's

Start Time: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 9:30pm
End Time: Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 3:00am
Location: Tipitina's Uptown

Street: 501 Napoleon Ave. NOLA 70115
Phone: 5048918477

Tipitina's has a reputation for bringing some of the best nationally touring acts to New Orleans, and this year, the Tipitina's Mardi Gras Line Up is no different. Representing Philadelphia with his funk-blues inspired acoustic jams, G. Love is a classic laid back rocker with a hint of a hip-hop flavor. In recent years, G. Love has developed strong musical relationships with artists like Jack Johnson and Donavon Frankenreiter. The show kicks off the Wednesday night before a long Mardi Gras week, setting the tone for concert filled weekend at Tipitinas. Check out G. Love's live version of "Rodeo Clowns" with Jack Johnson (below).

And if G. Love isn't enough to get you excited, then Eric Hutchinson certainly is another reason to come check out this concert. Singing with the swagger and skill of a young Jason Mraz, and having laid his claim to fame with a series of popular youtube videos, Eric Hutchinson brings the term "Acoustic Soul" to a whole new level. As the story goes, one of Eric's high school friends sent an email to Perez Hilton with some of his music, which Hilton then posted on his popular blog, helping Hutchinson jump up to the top 10 on iTunes next to Kanye West. Check out one of Eric Hutchinson's youtube videos below...