Win Tickets ($50): Grant Lee-Phillips @ The Old Church Concert Hall | w/Jarrod Dickenson, Singer, Songwriter, Guitar
We are giving away a pair of tickets to Grant Lee-Phillips @ The Old Church Concert Hall on September 15. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed September 14.
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Grant Lee-Phillips w/Jarrod Dickenson
September 15, 2022
Doors 7PM, Show 8-10PM | $25 – $30 | All Ages
More info: events.humanitix.com
The Old Church Concert Hall
1422 SW 11th Ave, Portland
When you’re a musician used to a certain creative groove, it’s disorienting to have this rhythm disrupted. But that was just the position Grant-Lee Phillips found himself in spring 2020: Months before the release of a new full-length, Lightning, Show Us Your Stuff — an album he was already previewing on an early 2020 tour with John Doe and Kristin Hersh — the pandemic led to the cancellation of tour dates and other promotional plans.
Like many musicians, Phillips sought out silver linings wherever he could find them. He started performing weekly at-home livestreams, dubbed Live from the Parlor, and promoted Lightning, Show Us Your Stuff from his house in Nashville. But in early 2021, when Phillips realized any potential touring options were still on hold for the foreseeable future, he started to write and record a new solo album at home. “I found respite in the process when I could do little else,” he says. “It became a sort of meditation on this time in my life and the events that we’ve collectively experienced.”
The resulting full-length, All That You Can Dream, is understandably introspective, as it’s anchored by Phillips’ empathetic voice and rich acoustic guitar. The album’s lyrics attempt to make sense of an uncertain, anxiety-riddled time, while coming to terms with the idea that once-unshakeable things now seem fragile or fallible. “In terms of subject matter, I found that the circumstances of being off the road, and left to reflect on what this time feels like, produced a different kind of song,” Phillips says. “I wasn’t entirely certain—and to be honest, I’m still not altogether certain—when I get to take these songs on the road. In some ways, that freed me up to write and record the kind of song that was personal and executed as though it were for an audience of myself alone. That’s freeing.”
Love his work, both solo and with Grant Lee Buffalo. Would be a total treat to see him live.
My sister said I must attend this show. But I’m fresh out of $$
Been a fan for a long time. Thanks
I have tried to explain this to friends for a very long time- Grant Lee Philips is my Elvis. I have his entire catalog with GLB and solo, even his early work with Shiva Burlesque. It would mean a lot to me to win and to take my girlfriend to this show. Thank you!
I’ve been a fan ever since Fuzzy! We would _love_ to see Grant Lee!!
I have enjoyed his music for 20+ years!
I LOVE this guy…. I could listen to him sing anytime!
The minute I saw his name, Happiness popped into my head. Grant Lee Buffalo holds a firm and tender place in my heart. I would just… adore hearing his voice live after all these years and the Old Church is such a fine and fond venue 🙂
Saw him several times in the early 2000s as an opener for Neil Finn and loved his stuff. Recently started watching Gilmore Girls for the first time (late to the party I know!) and it has re-ignited my appreciation for his songwriting and style.
Don’t know anything about Grant but would love an opportunity to learn about his music. Love the Old Church venue!