Glen Phillips and Grant-Lee Phillips
September 28, 2012
Glen Phillips started his first band, Toad The Wet Sprocket in Santa Barbara at age 15. It was that group's third album -- the jangling, orchestral Fear -- that truly broke the group, garnering heavy radio play with the singles "All I Want" and "Walk on the Ocean." Phillips began touring as a solo act and has released 5 solo records. In 2006, he went back on tour with a reunited Toad the Wet Sprocket, and decided to begin working on a new Toad album to be released late this year. Walking in the Green Corn is the newest album by Grant-Lee Phillips. Its ten songs are drawn from Phillips’ intensive investigations into his native lineage. Phillips, who is Muskogee (Creek), elliptically explores the intersection of past and present, personal and political. While the songs delve deeply into the subconscious mystery of his own backstory, they simultaneously reveal the resonance and insight of ancient myth in parallel to contemporary man’s emotions, actions, and errors.