Fixin to Die
Like a classic novel it all stars at a chance meeting one rainy, fall night in Boston, when fellow torchbearers of new roots Americana, Seth and Scott Avett of the Avett Brothers invite Garrett Durron aka G. Love onto their tour bus after a gig to share their love of back road blues. This mutual affinity leads to G. Love sharing the stage with the Avett Brothers at a summer music festival both are playing. The collaboration, sounding so natural and right, deepens, so much so, eventually G. Love asks Scott and Seth Avett to not only play on his new record, he asks them to produce it as well. Inspired by this shared musical heritage, the result is FIXIN TO DIE, a collection of rearranged traditional, a classic cover and a slew of G. Love originals, many simmering for over a decade, all sharing a common goal: To strip away all pretense and capture the original spirit and sound G. Love as cultivated over his entire career but never fully embraced until now.