Fender MLB Stratocaster Launch Party: Catching G. Love and Playing Guitar With Baseball Players at the W Hotel Scottsdale

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Garrett Dutson, known to the music world as the "G. Love" in G. Love and the Special Sauce, has better blues sensibilities than a lot of those in the genre itself. Calling on a Bukka White cover of "Fixin' To Die" and a version of "Bullfrog Blues," Dutson - performing solo -- played a Philles MLB Stratocaster and a humbucker-equipped Gretch acoustic to great effect.

Although most of the open-shirted dudes and girls in fallopian-length dresses (one of which magically found her way into the pool) seemed to regard the stage with confusion, everyone still stomped a foot or nodded along with Dutson's songs.

Even when he laid into his almost-rapping over songs like "Booty Call," the solo act rarely felt kitschy, even if the audience seemed to lose interest later on in the set.

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