Grant-Lee Philips (USA) + Matt Joe Gow @ Camelot Lounge - Completed
at Camelot Lounge
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 Doors 7:00 PM Show 8:00 PM + Add to calendar16/05/2018 19:0016/05/2018 20:00Australia/SydneyGrant-Lee Philips (USA) + Matt Joe Gow @ Camelot LoungeGrant-Lee Philips (USA) + Matt Joe Gow @ Camelot Lounge Wednesday, 16 May 2018 Doors 7:00 PM Show 8:00 PM (AUS Eastern Standard Time) Organiser Camelot Lounge XXXXXXXXXXXXXX Address Camelot Lounge 19 Marrickville Road Marrickville NSW 2204 Australia Event web page: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/66500/grantlee_philips_usa__matt_joe_gow_%40_camelot_lounge.aspxCamelot Lounge
19 Marrickville Road
Marrickville NSW 2204
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$45 +bf pre, $50 door | 7pm doors, 8pm show
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Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
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All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)
Over an extensive career Grant-Lee Phillips has earned a reputation as a songwriter's songwriter - an artist who can deliver lyrical observations with a dry and evocative sense of time and place.
His gift for reconciling classic touchstones with an adventurous sensibility has distinguished his work since he first emerged as the front-man of the acclaimed trio Grant Lee Buffalo in the early ‘90s.
At once cinematic in scope and disarmingly intimate, his captivating solo career has explored a variety of modes.Whether it be theelectronic inventivenessof Mobilize, acoustic interplay ofVirginia Creeper, chamber-pop of Little Moon, meditative solemnity ofWalking in the Green Corn, Nashville inspired The Narrowsor his latest and most urgent work, Widdershins - Phillips is not one to rest on the accolades of the past.
He’s a riveting live performer who thrives onstage. Nevertheless, a new generation have discovered Phillips through his role as the town troubadour on the cult television hit The Gilmore Girls (both in its original run and the 2016 reunion.)
Speaking of his new album, Widdershins, Phillipssees a kind of parallel with his earliest work with Grant Lee Buffalo. “That was also a time of intense social anxiety. The Gulf War, the LA riots – everything became cranked up. Then a few years later there was the earthquake we lived through, which also made for a time of uneasiness. I was in a heightened state when I wrote that stuff – as I am now.”
As the past and present converge and the journey of Grant-Lee Phillips continues, his craftsmanship continues to blossom. In times of tumult, he awakens comfort and hope by shining light into darker corners. “I hope to express my faith in people, my faith in the good ideas we’re capable of, and that regardless of what opposition we face, the fact that we can surmount these things,” he concludes. “We can stare them down, laugh at them, belittle them, and drive the darkness back into a hole. Music is a way of kicking some of these giants out at the knees.”
With his Australian tour around the corner he reflects on his anticipated return.
"After so many years, I am finally returning for a proper tour of Australia this May. I’ll be joined by special guest Matt Joe Gow. I look forward to these shows and the welcoming spirit of Australia.” —Grant-Lee Phillips