Grant-Lee Phillips has had a long career in the college/alternative/independent radio scene, going back to his days in Grant Lee Buffalo (his second band, actually, but the first to capture national attention). Through multiple label, band configuration and even stylistic changes, Phillips has never lost his distinctive, otherworldly voice. Fans of the band’s early hits like “Fuzzy,” “Mocking Birds,” and “Truly, Truly” found as much to love in Phillips’ solo work, like “See America,” “Calamity Jane,” and now “Strangest Thing” and other songs on his latest release, Little Moon.
While many songs on the new album are lush compositions of orchestral pop, for his recent in-studio performance at KEXP, Grant-Lee Phillips brought only his acoustic guitar... but with a voice like his that’s all he really needs! From the session, here are four songs he performed from the new album: