What a perfect evening for a really rootsy funky rockin’ show. I arrived to see the John Butler Trio hit the stage and had an overpriced beer in my hand while this trio torn the stage up. They were electrifying and so on, that the sunset failed in comparison to the spectacular force, energy and warmth radiating off the scene. I tell you this much: They certainly made a name for themselves with the crowd on hand at Willow Park. After there was a settling down some, G Love & the Special Sauce took over. Garret was funky, and fresh right from the get go. He featured many tracks off the latest release on Brushfire titled, Superhero Brother. Get it if you don’t have it…you’ll want it. I have had a couple of conversation with Garret in the past, and while this time I decided to let the music speak to me for him and I was not let down. There were riffs of great recognizable tune written by some of the greats in the past, there were classic G Love tracks and at the end, not only was there time for the John Butler Trio to join in on an amazing (A M A Z I N G) version of “Symphony for the Devil” but Tristan Prettyman who played earlier that afternoon, “slipped into something more comfortable” joined Garret for a sparkling version of “Beautiful“.
Man was this just a hot show PERIOD.