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Grant-Lee Phillips: The Cult Status of an American Troubadour
"History and legend have often found their way into my songs," says Grant-Lee Phillips. "But sometimes, I don't have to look quite so far to find musical inspiration." Combining cultural storytelling and dream pop ballads with a soaring falsetto and acoustic guitar stomp, Grant-Lee Phillips is one of the most unique and admired songwriters of his generation.
Grant-Lee Phillips has several upcoming shows planned throughout the year. He is currently on tour in support of his latest LP, Walking in the Green Corn, an album that has been described as a 10-song exploration into the past and present, the personal and the political. East Coast dates include stops in Charlotte, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York, and Boston. After wrapping up gigs in the U.S., Grant-Lee Phillips will embark on a small European tour. Shows are scheduled for Scotland, England, Belgium, and the Netherlands. He is only playing small, intimate venues, so if you're a fan, it's a good idea to purchase Grant-Lee Phillips tickets early.
Grant-Lee Phillips has a unique lineage. He is not only a registered member of the Creek Native American Tribe, a connection that can be traced back on his mother's side of the family, but he is also a direct descendant of the Native Americans who walked the Trail of Tears. Paternally, Grant-Lee Phillips has both Blackfoot and Cherokee ancestry. This connection to American history is often something that Grant-Lee Phillips examines in his music.
An American singer-songwriter from California, Grant-Lee Phillips achieved cult status as the lead singer and multi-instrumentalist of the mid-90's alternative band Grant Lee Buffalo. After four albums that received heavy rotation on college radio but little mainstream attention, Phillips dissolved Grant Lee Buffalo in 1999 and embarked on a solo career.
Grant-Lee Phillips has always been a fringe musician with a cult following. When he was the front man for Grant Lee Buffalo in the '90s, the band achieved minimal commercial success but had a devout fan base. However, all four albums - Fuzzy, Mighty Joe Moon, Copperopolis, and Jubilee -- received widespread critical acclaim.
The same thing can be said for the albums Grant-Lee Phillips has released over his solo career. He is a musician's musician, an idea that was cemented in 1994 when Michael Stipe of R.E.M. called Grant Lee Buffalo's Fuzzy "the best album of the year hands down." "Truly, Truly," a single off the 1997 album Jubilee, was Grant Lee Buffalo's biggest commercial success. It received widespread airtime and peaked at No. 12 on the U.S. Modern Rock Chart.
Since going solo in 2000, Grant-Lee Phillips has released seven studio albums. Although none of the albums have been an immense commercial success, they were all met with critical praise for their idiosyncratic and individualistic material, which features everything from acoustic foot-stompers to comforting ballads. Mobilize, which was released in 2001, garnered the most critical acclaim. In 2006, Phillips released Nineteeneighties, an acoustic set of covers that included songs by The Smiths, New Order, R.E.M, and Echo & the Bunnymen, among others.
Grant-Lee Phillips is known for playing small venues. Sparse, intimate settings are perfect for his brand of folksy roots rock and hard-stomping, acoustic Americana. Because of his cult status, there's an intimate and heartfelt connection between the musician and his long-time fans. This connection is further emphasised with stripped down stage sets and minimal hi-tech effects; in other words, when you have Grant-Lee Phillips tickets, it feels as if you're at a small, intimate gathering. Expect dancing, fist-pumping, and sing-alongs to classic Grant Lee Buffalo songs.
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