Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket – Tickets – Rams Head On Stage – Annapolis, MD – March 31st, 2017

Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket

Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket

Amber Rubarth

Fri, March 31, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Rams Head On Stage

Annapolis, MD

$25.00

This event is 21 and over

Glen Phillips
Glen Phillips
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." After three years away from the recording studio, Toad returned to the mainstream with Dulcinea, which again found one of its singles, "Fall Down," in heavy radio rotation. After six albums and a substantial string of hits, the group disbanded in 1998.

 Phillips began touring as a solo act after Toad the Wet Sprocket's demise, and has released 5 solo records and two EPs, collaborated on two projects (Mutual Admiration Society and Works Progress Administration), released an EP with Plover (with Neilson Hubbard and Garrison Starr) and an album as RemoteTreeChildren (with Portland's John Askew).

In 2006, while supporting the Mr Lemons album, he also toured North American with a reunited Toad the Wet Sprocket. Toad has toured off and on since that time, and in 2011 played 70 shows and decided to begin writing for a new album, to be released late in 2012. Glen is currently at home except for a long weekend of shows each month, and is writing songs for Toad as well as future solo releases. He still lives in Santa Barbara with his wife and three daughters.
Amber Rubarth
Amber Rubarth
"Part of the new old-soul generation." - HUFFINGTON POST

"...knock(s) down walls with songs so strong they sound like classics from another era." - ACOUSTIC GUITAR MAGAZINE

Amber Rubarth has a natural simplicity and insightfulness to her musings on life that has connected with people around the world. She has toured in villages in South Africa and small clubs in Japan, a Carnegie Hall appearance, and backed up by a full orchestra in New York, as well as in hundreds of clubs and theaters across Europe. "She has developed a unique gift of knocking down walls with songs so strong they sound like classics from another era." -Acoustic Guitar Magazine. The word has spread organically around her self-released albums, attracting glowing features from The Huffington Post, NPR, and BBC Radio. She has been hand-picked to open tours for songwriting legends Emmylou Harris, Kenny Loggins, Richie Havens, Marc Cohn, Loudon Wainwright III and Dr. Ralph Stanley and was awarded Grand Prize in NPR's Mountain Stage New Song Contest. A live recording of Rubarth from Memphis' legendary Sun Studio is currently airing on PBS.

Rubarth's eighth album, Wildflowers in the Graveyard, is a collection of songs centered around the life/death/rebirth cycle in nature and relationships. It opens with her raw vocals floating over a finger-picked guitar, "There are wildflowers springing up at the graveyard / An oak tree that's been standing here so long / And dandelions pretty in the sunshine / 'Til the wind blows and they're gone." All songs are self-penned and recorded in analogue straight to 2" tape with engineer and co-producer Matt Andrews (Gillian Welch, Dave Rawlings, Dawes) in her new hometown of Nashville. In today's world of instant gratification and flashiness, this record is a bold reversal into a magnetic energy that draws you in to each nuance and detail, revealing layers and blossoming with the elegance of a wildflower in a land of artists busily setting off fireworks.

In addition to her solo music, Rubarth enjoys collaborations in film and music. She has scored and composed songs for films including the highly acclaimed Sundance Film Festival winner Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (with Paul Brill) and the award-winning documentary Desert Runners. This year she made her acting debut co-starring alongside folk troubadour Joe Purdy in the new feature film September 12th, which will premiere in 2017. She also co-founded Brooklyn indie band The Paper Raincoat, an iTunes Indie Spotlight featured in commercials for Google and Aquafina, as well as UK harmony folk trio Applewood Road, whose debut album is named in The Telegraph's Best Albums of 2016.

Wildflowers in the Graveyard was released in the US in October of 2016.
Venue Information:
Rams Head On Stage
33 West St.
Annapolis, MD, 21401
http://www.ramsheadonstage.com/

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