I'm drawing from the urgency of the moment, says acclaimed Nashville-based singer-songwriter Grant-Lee Phillips, of Widdershins, his ninth solo album set for a February 23, 2018 release on Yep Roc Records. Inspired by the things that eat away in the late hours, Phillips invests the insight, nuance and wit in a riveting dissection of today's fraught social landscape.
Recorded over four days at Sound Emporium in Nashville, the 13-track set was produced by Phillips (guitar/vocals/keyboards) and cut largely live in the studio as a trio with Jerry Roe (drums) and Lex Price (bass). Mixed by Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, Punch Brothers) and engineered by Mike Stankiewicz, the album delivers its poetic truths in Phillips' peerless melodic sensibilities, relayed via vocal performances that balance intensity and vulnerability.
Strange Angels: In Flight With Elmore James" brings together a group of amazing artists to pay tribute to the legendary Elmore James in this 13-song collections of his classic blues standards. Warren Haynes, Billy Gibbons, and Mickey Raphael feature on a rendition of "Mean Mistreatin' Mama". Crooner Tom Jones lends his voice to "Done Somebody Wrong". Keb Mo' performs "Look On Yonder Wall" and Bettye LaVette sings "Person To Person". Also featured are Rodney Crowell, Jamey Johnson, Shelby Lynne, Allison Moorer, Chuck E. Weiss, and many more! Proceeds benefit Musicares and Edible Schoolyard NYC.