A Spoonful of Love
It is a salute to the music and influence of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band The Lovin' Spoonful, created and led by longtime Lovin' Spoonful drummer Mike Arturi. The show features music that influenced the Lovin' Spoonful, as well as music from the heart of the '60s that they themselves went on to influence.
All of the hits and deep cuts from the Spoonful's astounding catalog are included in the show, along with insights and narratives as told by Mike from his unique perspective as an ongoing member of the Lovin' Spoonful since 1996.
Mike Works with a variety of musicians nationwide but the core group features renowned Twin Cities artists; Steve Brantseg (Suburbs), Gregg Inhofer (Badfinger, Bob Dylan's 'Blood on the Tracks') and Larry Weigand (Founding member of 'Crow'). Original Lovin' Spoonful founding member Steve Boone is also available as a special guest by request.
The Lovin' Spoonful is an iconic band formed in Greenwich Village, NY in the early 1960's. Original members John Sebastian, Zal Yanovski, Steve Boone, and Joe Butler rose to international stardom as Folk Rock innovators. They were however, so much more!
The group was inspired by several different genres including Blues, Delta Blues, Jugband, Rock and Roll, Pop, Country, Traditional Folk music. All of these styles blended together to influence the unique sound of The Lovin' Spoonful. The Lovin' Spoonful was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000 and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2006.