Grant Lee Phillips brings “Widdershins” to the UK next year

Grant Lee Phillips (nee Buffalo)’s new album “Widdershins” named after former Tory MP and Strictly contestant Ann Widdershins is out on Yep Roc on Feb 23rd over here – and he’s announced some UK dates to promote it, starting with a date at the wonderful Bush Hall before taking it around the country.  Recorded over four days at Sound Emporium in Nashville, the 12 tracks on the new album were cut largely live in the studio as a trio with Jerry Roe (drums) and Lex Price (bass), mixed by Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, The Decemberists) and engineered by Mike Stankiewicz. “I made a commitment to myself not to sink into despair,” explains Phillips of the record. “I’m tracing a longer narrative here. We’ve been through some of this before – not just our country, but the civilization as a whole.”   If you could pass on some of that optimism to us Grant be much appreciated.  Tour dates below, if we’re all still here by then.

Grant Lee Phillips 2018 UK Dates

April 17 — Bush Hall — London
April 18 — Hare & Hounds — Birmingham
April 19 — Philharmonic Music Room — Liverpool
April 20 — Deaf Institute — Manchester
April 21 — King Tuts — Glasgow
April 22 — Brudenell Social Club — Leeds
April 24 — Portland Arms — Cambridge
April 25 — The Lantern — Bristol

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Author: Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield is the long-suffering editor of Americana UK, conceiving the idea in a dark room in 2001, although he ran out of words to personally review anything in about 2007.

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