10 Jul G Love Returns to The Starboard July 19th
If it’s summertime in Dewey Beach, you know that G. Love will be putting on his annual FREE concert at the Starboard, and Thursday, July 19th, the sultry sounds of G’s music will be in full effect. When it comes to the embodiment of the spirit of summer, perhaps there is no better fit than The Starboard and G. Love. He’s a beach-loving musician who loves our local crowd, and of course, the Starboard is the place to be for a good summer party. It’s practically a match made in heaven!
In anticipation of his arrival, G. Love gave us some insight into his mind, with a little Q&A. So you can get to know G. Love, and then come on out to the Starboard on July 19th to vibe with his bluesy sounds and get your dance on! The opener starts at 8PM, G. Love goes on at 9PM. The event is 21+, and will fill quickly so get there early!
Which beach in Delaware is your favorite?
Indian Beach is where I chill with my cousin, Tim Helmig. Hopefully we can get surf, but if it’s flat look for me paddle boarding my lanky self out front.
What is your favorite summer cocktail?
Ice cold beer in a can with my feet in the sand. Also a Negroni.
What is one of the most memorable show moments you’ve ever had?
First time playing the Starboard was a blast. I had been at the Robert Randolph show at the Bottle and Cork the night before. After the show we brought Robert to the Starboard for some beers and met Monty. Monty asked did I want to play that next afternoon. I said yes, and the night progressed. The next morning I was like, “Wait, did we book a show last night?” Indeed we did. I went to the music store for some strings and harmonicas and a harp rack. We didn’t know what to expect, but when we got there, we must’ve had 1000 people on the patio— it was slammed. The vibes were amazing and we must’ve played a couple hours until the sun went down. Now it’s an annual thing!
Is there a celebrity or musician you’ve met that left you in awe?
I’ve met so many of my idols and my peers along the road. I do get star struck, I’m not gonna lie. The last person I met who blew me away was Buddy Guy. I opened for him in Reno and had the opportunity to sit with him in the back lounge of his tour bus for a minute. I asked him to sign my acoustic with this big fat graffiti paint pen, and he was laughing at the pen. He put a big orange tag on the side of my guitar and we talked about the blues.
What was the most influential album for you, musically speaking?
John Hammond’s “Country Blues” album changed my life. I learned the whole record and from there I learned the delta blues.