Grant - Lee Phillips

Pearl Street Warehouse Presents

Grant - Lee Phillips

Laura Tsaggaris

Fri · October 20, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm


This event is 21 and over

This show is GA Seated. Seating is first come first serve.

Online sales stop at time of doors. Tickets then available at Box Office.

Grant - Lee Phillips
Grant - Lee Phillips
Pushing the limits of folk, alternative, pop and Americana, Phillips’ band Grant Lee Buffalo was a seminal ‘90s mainstay. The twenty-first century saw his transition into a prolific solo career. Says Phillips, “History and legend have often found their way into my songs.”

On his 2012 release “Walking in the Green Corn” he drew from his Native American heritage. A year later Phillips relocated from Los Angeles to Nashville, marking a new creative chapter, inspiring his freshly minted new album project, “The Narrows.” Rolling Stone named the album as one the 35 most anticipated Country albums of 2016. While “The Narrows” may buck ideas of what Country is and can be, it’s founded on a genuine embrace of America’s musical roots and branches, hinging on Phillips’ proclivity for detailed lyrical story telling and rich musical atmospheres.

It’s a signature that marks the albums of Grant Lee Buffalo, going as far back as “Fuzzy” ( 1993 ) which Michael Stipe of R.E.M. endorsed as “The best album of the year.” Grant Lee Buffalo albums like “Mighty Joe Moon” remain enigmatic treasures, that new generations are drawn to.

As with most artists, Grant-Lee Phillips’ eyes are fixed on the work at hand and that of tomorrow. With four Grant Lee Buffalo studio albums and eight to his own name there’s precious little time to enjoy the fruits of his labor. His tour schedule finds him circling the globe many times over in a given year. Occasionally he turns up in the most unlikely places, such as portraying the Town Troubadour on TV’s The Gilmore Girls. Constant movement, physically and creatively is almost a mantra. Say’s Phillips, “ I never could sit still. “
Laura Tsaggaris
Laura Tsaggaris
I write and perform songs on acoustic and electric guitar, piano, and ukulele. Most recently, I completed my fifth CD — a live record funded by fan contributions and pre-orders of over $20,000. Entitled Live At The Atlas, my latest work draws inspiration from some of the great live albums that shaped me as a songwriter (Nirvana: Unplugged, Ani Difranco: Living in Clip, Erykah Badu: Live, Fleetwood Mac: The Dance). The focus is acoustic, featuring one new song and fresh arrangements of 16 others from my previous full-length albums. I recorded Live At The Atlas before a live audience at The Atlas Performing Arts Center in the historic H Street Corridor of Northeast Washington, D.C. The album was released at the 9:30 Club and is now available on iTunes.

My most recent studio album, EVERYMAN, was produced by Jamie Candiloro (REM, Willie Nelson) and invites comparisons to Bonnie Raitt and Sheryl Crow. It features backing vocals from Ryan Adams, guitar work from Doug Pettibone (Lucinda Williams, Ray LaMontagne) and pedal steel from Marty Rifkin (Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty). Film talents David Conrad (Wedding Crashers, The Ghost Whisperer) and Mark Schwartzbard (20 Feet From Stardom, Borat) shot the video for the first single, “Dig,” close to my hometown in Pittsburgh. The music video for the album’s second single, “Ask For It,” is made up of footage from a sold out release show at one of D.C.’s top venues, The Hamilton.

I’ve spent almost 20 years touring and supporting 5 independent releases from my label, Overtime Records. “Overtime” comes from my days of fitting in studio time in the late evening and early morning hours before I was able to go full-time with music. My albums span the genres of Folk (EP – 2001, Proof – 2005), Rock (Keep Talking – 2009), AAA/Alt-Country (EVERYMAN – 2013) and Americana (Live At The Atlas – 2015). Chunky Glasses calls me “a skilled, assured artist,” Brightest Young Things says I’m a “local legend,” and AmericanaUK agrees, saying, “Laura is real talent.
Venue Information:
Pearl Street Warehouse
33 Pearl St SW
Washington, DC, 20024