Grant-Lee Phillips, Steve Poltz
Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00pm)

song troubadours team up for co-bill

$22 adv / $24 door

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May 13 8:00 pm

Grant-Lee Phillips has been making memorable music since his days as the golden voice and poetic visionary fronting the folk-rock trio Grant Lee Buffalo in the 1990s. Since recording four fine albums with GLB, he’s gone on to release seven solo albums, including his latest, Walking in the Green Corn, which explores his Native American roots. “Connecting to my ancestry is like having this deep trunk that’s embedded in the earth, with deep roots. It was always something that was important to my grandmother, who was Creek, and to my mother. So, after becoming a father, I wanted to be able to answer all those questions I know I’ll be asked one day, when my daughter takes an interest in where we come from.” The website AllMusic calls the album “beautifully crafted, elegant, and poignant.” The songs are spare, evocative, and full of heart. Lately he’s been in Nashville cooking up a new album that he describes as “unhinged, tender, and raw.” “Grant-Lee Phillips harks back to the earnest ambitions and expansive melodies of Bob Dylan and John Lennon, singing with the conviction that rock can still be heroic,” says the New York Times. Grant-Lee brings the passion of rock to his quietly intense and intimate music that makes you sit up and listen close.

 

“Steve Poltz is not normal” – or so Steve confesses (brags?) on his website, and it’s no understatement. His mind seems to work like a free-association machine, and he’s liable to make a song about nearly anything, from “Freebasin’ Celery” to “Gangrene.” Born in Canada, raised in southern California, the singer, songwriter, and astonishing guitar player has put out 11 albums, including his latest, The Accident, and scored a major hit with Jewel when they collaborated on “You Were Meant for Me.” His song “Everything About You” was featured on the soundtrack of the movie Notting Hill. Steve is a mesmerizing performer with a subversive sense of humor who writes and performs terrific originals. John Doe, of X, who can put on a pretty mesmerizing performance himself, said “My idea of hell would be having Steve Poltz open for me every day. There’s no place left for the audience to go.”

 

 

 

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