Grant Lee Phillips

Nashville Scene Critic's Pick …

I hear a lot of singer-songwriters, many of whom take pains to simulate the rich harmonic textures and acoustic reveries of the ’70s artists they reference. If I may insert my own neologism here, most of them are “flampy” — a bit soft around the edges, and definitely retro. But Grant-Lee Phillips is not flampy at all, which may have something to do with his former role as a wandering troubadour in television’s fictional Stars Hollow, the locale for the class-conscious family drama Gilmore Girls. From Stockton, Calif., Phillips paid tribute to the ’80s with his 2006 Nineteeneighties, which featured covers of tunes by Robyn Hitchcock and The Pixies. On last year’s full-length, Walking in the Green Corn, Phillips sings like a hybrid of Michael Stipe and Neil Young, his acoustic guitar adding nifty, spooky chord changes to beautiful tunes that are never flampy. 

—Edd Hurt

Sun, Sep 15 | 3:00 PM
The Basement
21 and over
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Grant-Lee Phillips

Los Angeles CA  |  Rock

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