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Glen Phillips
3 days ago
A few special Glen solo shows are just around the corner.
Tix at --> https://www.glenphillips.com/tour-1

Apr 18-19 • Moon Crush • Miramar Beach, FL
Apr 21 • SOhO Restaur
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Glen Phillips at Dayton, OH in Yellow Cab Tavern 2023
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Fan Reviews

Chris
March 2nd 2024
This truly was a remarkable night of music with Glen Phillips, who performed along with Shawn Mullins & a special appearance by Amber Rubarth. All are exceptionally gifted songwriters, skilled musicians & compassionate individuals, whose diverse song collections & vivid storytelling made for a very entertaining & engaging concert. This was my first visit to Levon Helm Studios & I was genuinely so impressed with this unique & intimate venue & its courteous & stellar staff. It was the ideal setting & provided the perfect backdrop to complement the songs & stories of the evening. Thank you Glen, Shawn & Amber for a most memorable & enjoyable show & for sharing your tunes & talents with us.
Woodstock, NY@
Levon Helm Studios
Bradley
January 30th 2023
Glen’s shows are always a thought provoking spiritual uplift!!! Jonathan Kingham is also beyond incredible especially his ability to change and improv lyrics in his songs while performing without really any forethought. Thanks for a great show!!!
Cincinnati, OH@
The Ludlow Garage
Chris
January 30th 2023
There was such a positive energy at this concert & everything about the show was absolutely perfect! Glen & Jonathan are immensely talented musicians & captivating performers & their sets covered an impressive collection of classic songs & newer tunes. They are consummate professionals who always deliver in their performance while engaging the audience with their humorous banter. And they are gracious in sharing their time to speak with fans after the show. The venue at the Yellow Cab Tavern was intimate & the staff courteous & accommodating. This truly was a very special evening - thank you Glen & Jonathan for a most memorable time!
Dayton, OH@
Yellow Cab Tavern
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About Glen Phillips

Glen Phillips has always been a courageous and inviting songwriter. During his years as lead singer of Toad the Wet Sprocket, the band’s elegant folk/pop sound and his honest, introspective lyrics helped them forge a close bond with their fans. Since starting his solo career, Phillips has pared his music down to its emotional core, concentrating on the simple truths of love and relationships, with a profound spiritual understanding.
Swallowed by the New takes on life’s difficult transitions and delivers some of the Phillips' most vulnerable songs. “I made this album during the dissolution of a 23 year marriage, Phillips says. “A major chapter of my life was coming to a close, and I discovered early on that I had to work hard to get through the transition with compassion and clarity. These songs were a big part of that process.”

The album was recorded in May of 2015 with producer/bass player Paul Bryan (Aimee Mann, Lucinda Williams), Jay Bellerose (drums), Chris Bruce (guitar), Jebin Bruni (keys) and Ruby Amanfu (vocals). The sparse arrangements are centered on Phillips’ vocals and acoustic guitar.

Shimmering electric guitar accents drift through a curtain of sighing strings on Go, a ballad that bids a poignant farewell to a lover at the end of a relationship.

“And though I want you close / This light can only glow / To
warn you far away from shore / Saying I love you, now go,”
Leaving Oldtown has the feel of a classic pop ballad, with a string section and piano supporting a poignant vocal, as Phillips describes a man, “hollow as a sparrow bone,” packing up his belongings as winter approaches.

The Easy Ones focuses on the importance of staying present when it’s not easy or simple, but necessary. Joined in harmony with his 13-year daughter, Phillips says: “You can’t just love the easy ones / You’ve got to let them in / When you’d rather just run.”

Amnesty is a gentle rocker, with twang-heavy guitars, a funky back beat and elegant string accents, it chronicles a
long journey of searching for understanding and safe harbor.
“I’m here to catch some kind of spark / In every face I see / And offer amnesty.”

Held Up suggests a gospel tune being chanted by a chain gang. The stomping drumbeat and jubilant handclaps support a vocal that faces the scales of judgment; in balance between self-recrimination and salvation. “Brother you ain’t so broken / Sister you ain’t so small / Everybody goes together / Or nobody goes at all.”

The folk hymn Grief and Praise was inspired by writer Martin Prechtel who maintains that “grief is praising those things we love and have lost, and praise is grieving those things we love and will lose”. It sums up the philosophy of the record in no uncertain terms: “For all that you love will be taken some day / By the angel of death or the servants of change / In a floodwater tide without rancor or rage / So sing loud while you're able / In grief and in praise”

Swallowed by the New is full of the inviting melodies that
have always marked Phillips’ work, while his singing reaches a new degree of intimacy and immediacy. The arrangements hint at country, soul, folk, rock and classic pop, without ever sounding derivative. The emotions may be raw, but they are guided by Phillips’ steady vocals towards healing and renewal.

Phillips started Toad the Wet Sprocket in 1986, when he was still in high school. He was as surprised as anyone when their low-key folk rock landed them on the pop charts. When the band members decided to go their separate ways, Phillips began a solo career with Abulum followed by Winter Pays for Summer, Mr. Lemons and Secrets of the New Explorers. Always open to new projects and unlikely collaborations, he’s toured and recorded with Works Progress Administration, a band that included members of Nickel Creek, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Elvis Costello’s Attractions; Mutual Admiration Society with Nickel Creek; Remote Tree Children, an experimental project with John Askew and Plover, with Neilson Hubbard and Garrison Starr.

His acoustic duo tour to support Swallowed by the New starts in October and will continue through the spring of 2017. “I enjoy the spontaneity of acoustic performance, where I can take the show wherever it needs to go and follow the lead of an audience instead of following a set list. There’s more talking, more stories, and more of a loose feel. The subject matter is on the serious side, but I feel like the perspective is ultimately positive. Life is about changes, no matter how we may try and pretend otherwise. This album is all about learning how to face change.”
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Genres:
American Pop, Americana, Folk
Hometown:
Santa Barbara, California

Latest Posts

Glen Phillips
3 days ago
A few special Glen solo shows are just around the corner.
Tix at --> https://www.glenphillips.com/tour-1

Apr 18-19 • Moon Crush • Miramar Beach, FL
Apr 21 • SOhO Restaur
more
View More Posts

Concerts and tour dates

Upcoming
Past

Live Photos of Glen Phillips

Glen Phillips at Dayton, OH in Yellow Cab Tavern 2023
View All Photos
Glen Phillips's tour

Bandsintown Merch

Circle Hat
$25.0 USD
Live Collage Sweatshirt
$45.0 USD
Rainbow T-Shirt
$30.0 USD
Circle Beanie
$20.0 USD

Fan Reviews

Chris
March 2nd 2024
This truly was a remarkable night of music with Glen Phillips, who performed along with Shawn Mullins & a special appearance by Amber Rubarth. All are exceptionally gifted songwriters, skilled musicians & compassionate individuals, whose diverse song collections & vivid storytelling made for a very entertaining & engaging concert. This was my first visit to Levon Helm Studios & I was genuinely so impressed with this unique & intimate venue & its courteous & stellar staff. It was the ideal setting & provided the perfect backdrop to complement the songs & stories of the evening. Thank you Glen, Shawn & Amber for a most memorable & enjoyable show & for sharing your tunes & talents with us.
Woodstock, NY@
Levon Helm Studios
Bradley
January 30th 2023
Glen’s shows are always a thought provoking spiritual uplift!!! Jonathan Kingham is also beyond incredible especially his ability to change and improv lyrics in his songs while performing without really any forethought. Thanks for a great show!!!
Cincinnati, OH@
The Ludlow Garage
Chris
January 30th 2023
There was such a positive energy at this concert & everything about the show was absolutely perfect! Glen & Jonathan are immensely talented musicians & captivating performers & their sets covered an impressive collection of classic songs & newer tunes. They are consummate professionals who always deliver in their performance while engaging the audience with their humorous banter. And they are gracious in sharing their time to speak with fans after the show. The venue at the Yellow Cab Tavern was intimate & the staff courteous & accommodating. This truly was a very special evening - thank you Glen & Jonathan for a most memorable time!
Dayton, OH@
Yellow Cab Tavern
View More Fan Reviews

About Glen Phillips

Glen Phillips has always been a courageous and inviting songwriter. During his years as lead singer of Toad the Wet Sprocket, the band’s elegant folk/pop sound and his honest, introspective lyrics helped them forge a close bond with their fans. Since starting his solo career, Phillips has pared his music down to its emotional core, concentrating on the simple truths of love and relationships, with a profound spiritual understanding.
Swallowed by the New takes on life’s difficult transitions and delivers some of the Phillips' most vulnerable songs. “I made this album during the dissolution of a 23 year marriage, Phillips says. “A major chapter of my life was coming to a close, and I discovered early on that I had to work hard to get through the transition with compassion and clarity. These songs were a big part of that process.”

The album was recorded in May of 2015 with producer/bass player Paul Bryan (Aimee Mann, Lucinda Williams), Jay Bellerose (drums), Chris Bruce (guitar), Jebin Bruni (keys) and Ruby Amanfu (vocals). The sparse arrangements are centered on Phillips’ vocals and acoustic guitar.

Shimmering electric guitar accents drift through a curtain of sighing strings on Go, a ballad that bids a poignant farewell to a lover at the end of a relationship.

“And though I want you close / This light can only glow / To
warn you far away from shore / Saying I love you, now go,”
Leaving Oldtown has the feel of a classic pop ballad, with a string section and piano supporting a poignant vocal, as Phillips describes a man, “hollow as a sparrow bone,” packing up his belongings as winter approaches.

The Easy Ones focuses on the importance of staying present when it’s not easy or simple, but necessary. Joined in harmony with his 13-year daughter, Phillips says: “You can’t just love the easy ones / You’ve got to let them in / When you’d rather just run.”

Amnesty is a gentle rocker, with twang-heavy guitars, a funky back beat and elegant string accents, it chronicles a
long journey of searching for understanding and safe harbor.
“I’m here to catch some kind of spark / In every face I see / And offer amnesty.”

Held Up suggests a gospel tune being chanted by a chain gang. The stomping drumbeat and jubilant handclaps support a vocal that faces the scales of judgment; in balance between self-recrimination and salvation. “Brother you ain’t so broken / Sister you ain’t so small / Everybody goes together / Or nobody goes at all.”

The folk hymn Grief and Praise was inspired by writer Martin Prechtel who maintains that “grief is praising those things we love and have lost, and praise is grieving those things we love and will lose”. It sums up the philosophy of the record in no uncertain terms: “For all that you love will be taken some day / By the angel of death or the servants of change / In a floodwater tide without rancor or rage / So sing loud while you're able / In grief and in praise”

Swallowed by the New is full of the inviting melodies that
have always marked Phillips’ work, while his singing reaches a new degree of intimacy and immediacy. The arrangements hint at country, soul, folk, rock and classic pop, without ever sounding derivative. The emotions may be raw, but they are guided by Phillips’ steady vocals towards healing and renewal.

Phillips started Toad the Wet Sprocket in 1986, when he was still in high school. He was as surprised as anyone when their low-key folk rock landed them on the pop charts. When the band members decided to go their separate ways, Phillips began a solo career with Abulum followed by Winter Pays for Summer, Mr. Lemons and Secrets of the New Explorers. Always open to new projects and unlikely collaborations, he’s toured and recorded with Works Progress Administration, a band that included members of Nickel Creek, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Elvis Costello’s Attractions; Mutual Admiration Society with Nickel Creek; Remote Tree Children, an experimental project with John Askew and Plover, with Neilson Hubbard and Garrison Starr.

His acoustic duo tour to support Swallowed by the New starts in October and will continue through the spring of 2017. “I enjoy the spontaneity of acoustic performance, where I can take the show wherever it needs to go and follow the lead of an audience instead of following a set list. There’s more talking, more stories, and more of a loose feel. The subject matter is on the serious side, but I feel like the perspective is ultimately positive. Life is about changes, no matter how we may try and pretend otherwise. This album is all about learning how to face change.”
Show More
Genres:
American Pop, Americana, Folk
Hometown:
Santa Barbara, California

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