October 2009
Hello Friend,

Oct 13th is just around the corner. That’s the street date for LITTLE MOON, my brand new CD. There’s been such great enthusiasm regarding the upcoming release. Many have pre-ordered the CD through Yeprock, and other outlets. Some have even received the album early. A small box of the finished CDs arrived on my doorstep just this week. I’m thrilled to say the final product looks and sounds beautiful. In this digital age, it’s nice to finally hold a physical disc in hand. A lot of us do our listening in the car but if you’re feeling old school, you might make a dash for the vinyl release of LITTLE MOON as well. There’s only a small batch so get ‘em while they're hot. You must see Director Andrew Van Baal’s video short “Little Moon – At Home With Grant-Lee Phillips” It’s an intimate piece that captures the band and I performing live in the living room, speaking candidly about the music and recording process. I think it’s a nice introduction to the new songs. We set up close together as we normally do for rehearsal and just did our thing. Andrew shot and edited the piece and Ryan Freeland, who engineered/mixed the CD covered the audio. This video, along with my home-made videos "Little Moon - Behind The Scenes" and "Good Morning Happiness" can be enjoyed on my youtube channel by clicking here. Says Director Andrew Van Baal, "Making this video reminded me of an article I read awhile back in The New York Times about "house concerts" - a supposedly rising trend whereby professional musicians put on intimate shows in homeowners' living rooms. I felt like I was watching such a concert - warm, casual and personal - even while I was occupied with the logistics of filming it. Hopefully viewers of the video will get the same feeling; for me the comfort and warmth of the location and the band's performance, along with Ryan Freeland's crystal-clear sound recording and the sharp details of the HD image really capture the warm, welcoming feeling of Grant's new songs."

New Concert dates are regularly being updated. November finds me in the North Eastern part of the US with special guests, Winterpills of Northhampton, MA. They’re an incredible group and their 2008 CD Central Chambers is a must have. This semi acoustic tour will feature many songs from LITTLE MOON and some old gems that I'll be performing solo and with members of Winterpills.

Photos: Kenneth Scott
Nov 13 - Northampton, MA at Iron Horse
Nov 14 - Albany, NY at The Linda
Nov 15 - Burlington, VT at Higher Ground
Nov 16 - Cambridge, MA at Club Passim
Nov 17 - Cambridge, MA at Club Passim
Nov 18 - New York, NY at Drom
Nov 19 - Brooklyn, NY at Union Hall
Nov 20 - Vienna, VA at Jammin' Java
Nov 21 - Philadelphia, PA at World Cafe Live
Nov 22 - Annapolis, MD at Ram's Head On Stage (closing night with Winterpills)

I’ll be returning to Schubas in Chicago in early December with my very special guest, Nellie McKay, hot on the heals of her own new CD "Normal As Blueberry Pie - A Tribute To Doris Day". Gonna’ be fun!

Dec 5 - Chicago, IL at Schuba's
Dec 6 - Chicago, IL at Schuba's

Then it’s back to the warm December Sun of Southern California. I’m thrilled to say that one of my favorite singers in the world, Sara Watkins, is going to share the bill Dec. 9th in Santa Barbara CA at Soho. She will also be my very special guest on Dec. 12th in Los Angeles at The Hotel Cafe. Sara, a co-founder of the Grammy Award winning Nickel Creek, released her wonderful solo debut just this year. Bring your surfboards and mittens and come on down!

Dec 9 - Santa Barbara CA Soho Restaurant and Music Club (Dual Headliner: Grant-Lee Phillips & Sara Watkins)
Dec 11 - Ventura, CA at Zoey's Cafe & Loft
Dec 12 - Los Angeles, CA at Hotel Café with Special Guest Sara Watkins
Dec 13 - San Diego, CA at Lestat's Coffee House

Click here for venue links and ticket info.

There will be more shows in 2010 including additional US and international dates. I plan to strum and stroll across the US, EU AU and the little moon above in the days ahead!
Finally, if you haven’t yet purchased your copy of LITTLE MOON, you can still take advantage of this great deal from my label, Yeprock if you order by release date of October 13th, 2009. Here, to tell you all about is Yeproc Records. Take it away boys…

Pre-Order Little Moon by street date (10/13/09) from the Yep Roc Webshop to be entered to win a prize in the "Little Moon Pre-Order Contest."

Prizes include vintage tour t-shirts, autographed LPs and the grand prize is a Schecter "Corsair" model guitar autographed by Grant-Lee Phillips. Winners will be picked at random on 10/13 and notified by email. Check out the full list of prizes below.
1 Grand Prize Winner will win an Autographed Schecter "Corsair" Model Guitar.
5 Winners will receive an Autographed Little Moon LP ( that’s real vinyl folks!) )
5 Winners will receive an Autographed Grant Lee Buffalo Storm Hymnal – Gems From The Vault. This is a 2-disc "Best Of" Box Set.
10 Winners will receive a Vintage GLP Tour T-Shirt
10 Winners will receive an Autographed GLP Poster
20 Winners will receive an Autographed 8x10 GLP Photo


I sincerely hope you enjoy LITTLE MOON as much as I have creating it and I look forward to saying hello out on the road.

All the best,