Southern California’s The Great North Special have released the groove-soaked single “Love Service Devotion”, which channels Little Feat’s vibe – a strong international introduction to this impressive band who were brought together by their shared love of The Grateful Dead,
“Love Service Devotion” is accompanied by an exuberant music video directed by the musician Matt Costa, in which the band encounters a mysterious velvet tent on the beach that magically opens up to reveal a full sized studio inside, where the seven-piece band performs the song surrounded by sequined curtains and burning candles.
The new single is the first new music from The Great North Special since their debut self-titled EP in 2020.
The Great North Special are a band based out of Laguna Beach, CA, with all seven members having spent years playing in various bands from California, before coming together and forming this new band that ties together elements of the history of California music.
From the psychedelic sounds of 60s/70s San Francisco, the country hybrid known as the “Bakersfield Sound”, the pulsing rhythms and sounds of Latin America, to the many incredible songwriters who have recorded music in L.A.
The ensemble features Russell Long (Guitar/Vocals), Andrew Corradini (Guitar/Vocals), Kevin Bleitz (Drums), Anson Ditt (Bass), Ben Wagner (Guitar/Lap Steel), Max Vega (Percussion) and Albert Margolis (Keys/Vocals) – who before joining The Great North Special played for 20 years with Leo Nocentelli of The Meters.