Grant-Lee Phillips

Agent: Mike Leahy
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“One of the most gifted songwriters of his generation…”–ABC News

“Criminally underappreciated, Grant-Lee Phillips is one of the more versatile singers around.” —Mother Jones

“I’m drawing on the urgency of the moment,” reflects Grant-Lee Phillips. “The things that eat away in the late hours…”

That urgency inspired the headlong rush of Widdershins – available February 23 via Yep Roc – in which Grant-Lee Phillips invests the insight, nuance, and wit that has distinguished his songcraft over the past three decades in a riveting dissection of today’s fraught social landscape. Beneath the moment’s tumultuous veneer, Phillips uncovers resonances spanning centuries – patterns echoing from the present day to the distant past. Its twelve tracks were cut largely live in the studio with the sharp  trio of Phillips (guitar, vocals, keyboards), Jerry Roe (drums), and Lex Price (bass) serving as messengers. Says Phillips, “This moment is explosive, volatile, and heightened. It’s important to me that the music reflect that…”

By turns sardonic, provocative, and illuminating, Widdershins (produced by Phillips and mixed by Tucker Martine) delivers its poetic truths through Phillips’s peerless melodic sensibilities, carefully balancing intensity and vulnerability. A now seasoned songwriter and performer, with more than two decades’ experience first as frontman of the acclaimed Grant Lee Buffalo then as an accomplished solo artist, Phillips awakens comfort and hope by shining light into darker corners. “I hope to express my faith in people, my faith in the good ideas we’re capable of, and that regardless of what opposition we face, the fact that we can surmount these things,” he concludes. “We can stare them down, laugh at them, belittle them, and drive the darkness back into a hole.”

 

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Grant-Lee Phillips on Tour:

Date City Location Venue

Fri, 5 Oct 2018

NASHVILLE

TN

CITY WINERY NASHVILLE

Sat, 6 Oct 2018

DECATUR

GA

EDDIE'S ATTIC

Wed, 10 Oct 2018

BOSTON

MA

CITY WINERY BOSTON

Thu, 11 Oct 2018

BROOKLYN

NY

MURMRR

Fri, 12 Oct 2018

SELLERSVILLE

PA

SELLERSVILLE THEATER

Sat, 13 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON

DC

PEARL STREET WAREHOUSE

Wed, 17 Oct 2018

CHICAGO

IL

CITY WINERY CHICAGO

Thu, 18 Oct 2018

STOUGHTON

WI

STOUGHTON OPERA HOUSE

Fri, 19 Oct 2018

CEDAR RAPIDS

IA

CSPS