Grant-Lee Phillips koncert Atlas Aarhus

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Bemærk: Det er en siddekoncert.

28. september: Vi har fanget Grant-Lee Phillips til en snak om koncerten – læs interviewet længere nede.

Amerikanske Grant-Lee Phillips mestrer melankolske americana-stemninger i sin suveræne sanger/sangskrivning, der både favner folk og rock.

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Om Grant-Lee Phillips
Grant-Lee Phillips slog oprindeligt sine folder i bandet Shiva Burlesque tilbage i slutningen af 1980’erne, men det var med Grant Lee Buffalo, at manden for alvor fik prikket hul igennem til verden. Sagerne tog i dén grad fart, da singlen “Fuzzy” udkom på Bob Moulds pladeselskab i 1992 – den blev rost til skyerne og sikrede bandet en pladekontrakt med Slash Records, der således udgav gruppens debutalbum, det ligeledes “Fuzzy”-betitlede værk fra 1993; et album, der af R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe blev udråbt til det års stærkeste plade. Grant Lee Buffalo nåede at udgive yderligere tre album, inden bandet gik i opløsning i 1999. Grant-Lee Phillips havde dog mod på mere, så han søsatte kort efter en solokarriere, der således allerede i år 2000 kastede solo-debuten “Ladies Love Oracle” af sig. “Mobilize” fra 2001 udmøntede sig i betydelige anmelderroser og var ikke mindst bemærkelsesværdigt i kraft af det faktum, at Phillips selv spillede alle instrumenter derpå. Siden er fulgt yderligere seks udgivelser – herunder “Nineteeneighties”, der var en samling af cover-sange, og mandens seneste værk, det vanligt skamroste “The Narrows” (2016).

Interview med Grant-Lee Phillips
What can the audience expect from the show?
“I find that every show is a different experience. I’m bound to draw songs from any of the thirteen albums. Between my solo works and those of Grant Lee Buffalo, that’s a lot of material to mine – and I tend to avoid a setlist. I never know what to expect myself. What I do know is that Aarhus is a city with such great energy and it’s a place where I’ve come to feel at home. Can’t wait.”

What merch do you bring?
“My latest, “The Narrows”, will be on hand and I’m always game for a signature, a photo or a sweaty hug after the show.”

Which song do you prefer performing live?
“No one song stands out, I enjoy singing all of them. Although “Find My Way” off “The Narrows” is one I’ve been trying to work into the show. Sometimes I forget. It’s a special song that I’m only just discovering on these road these day.”

What is the best thing about being on tour?
“Touring can be exhausting and even somewhat dreary if you’re not up to it at times. Over the last ten years or so I’ve come to embrace it, to pace myself and be grateful for the privilege of traveling the world and sharing my songs. The alone time is often productive. I write songs, read books, visit a museum on occasion. Touring can be stimulating.”

What is the best thing about returning from a successful tour?
“There’s nothing like the feeling that comes with a great show. For me that comes down to knowing that I’ve connected on an emotional level, that we’ve had some laughs and shared something that won’t be repeated. It’s such a high that I can’t fall asleep sometimes. My aim is to set that kind of bar for the whole tour. That’s a successful tour.”

What are your plans for the rest of 2016?
“We’re in the home stretch of 2016. After my European tour this October I’ll fly to Australia for Melbourne Fest. I’ll be playing in the U.S. this November and December and over the holidays I’ll refuel for my next European Tour which starts in February of 2017.”

Beslægtede navne
Pete Yorn
Josh Ritter
Joseph Arthur
Josh Rouse
John Hiatt
Ed Harcourt
Ron Sexsmith
The Jayhawks
Whiskeytown
Paul Westerberg
Grant Lee Buffalo
Vic Chesnutt
Teddy Thompson
Matthew Ryan
Jesse Malin
Joe Henry

Anmeldercitater
“Hearing him sing is always a richly enjoyable experience, but The Narrows delivers as both form and content. It’s recommended to anyone who has ever found pleasure in his work.” (All Music Guide, 2016 – læs hele anmeldelsen)

“While it may require more leaning-in on the part of the listener, what you find when you do will make it well worth your while.” (PopMatters, 2016 – læs hele anmeldelsen)

“The music is played with laidback precision, immaculately arranged and produced with a consistently warm vibe.” (Record Collector, 2016 – læs hele anmeldelsen)

“This confident new album is among his finest works, a terrific showcase for his finely honed, deeply humane songcraft.” (Boston Globe, 2016 – læs hele anmeldelsen)

Links
Grant-Lee Phillips’ hjemmeside
Grant-Lee Phillips på Facebook
Grant-Lee Phillips på Instagram
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