Glen Phillips (of Toad the Wet Sprocket) w/ Amber Rubarth - 3/27

Monday, March 27 2017 6:00pm Doors / 8:00pm Start / Ends 10:00pm (Estimated End Time)

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Mon Mar 27 2017

Glen Phillips (of Toad the Wet Sprocket) w/ Amber Rubarth - 3/27

at City Winery New York City

Doors:
6:00pm
Starts:
8:00pm
Ends:
10:00pm (Estimated End Time)

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$32.00
Premier
$28.00
Reserved
$25.00
Bar Stool
$22.00

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Glen Phillips

Glen Phillips started Toad the Wet Sprocket in 1986, when he was still in high school. He was as surprised as anyone when their low-key folk rock landed them on the pop charts. When the band members decided to go their separate ways, Phillips began a solo career with Abulum followed by Winter Pays for Summer, Mr. Lemons, Secrets of the New Explorers and Swallowed by the New. Always open to new projects and unlikely collaborations, he’s toured and recorded with Works Progress Administration, a band that included members of Nickel Creek, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Elvis Costello’s Attractions; Mutual Admiration Society with Nickel Creek; Remote Tree Children, an experimental project with John Askew and Plover, with Neilson Hubbard and Garrison Starr.

His acoustic duo tour to support Swallowed by the Newstarts in October and will continue through the spring of 2017. “I enjoy the spontaneity of acoustic performance, where I can take the show wherever it needs to go and follow the lead of an audience instead of following a set list. There’s more talking, more stories, and more of a loose feel. The subject matter is on the serious side, but I feel like the perspective is ultimately positive. Life is about changes, no matter how we may try and pretend otherwise. This album is all about learning how to face change.”

 

Amber Rubarth

"Part of the new old-soul generation." - HUFFINGTON POST

Amber Rubarth has a playful simplicity and insightfulness to her musings on life that has connected with people around the world.  She has performed in villages across South Africa and small clubs in Japan, at Carnegie Hall, and backed up by a full chamber orchestra, as well as in hundreds of clubs and theaters throughout Europe and the US.  "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 a theme of fluidity of life-death-rebirth 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 hometown of Nashville.  The record has a bold magnetic energy drawing you in to each nuance and detail, revealing layers with the elegance of a wildflower in a land of people busily setting off fireworks.

In addition to her solo music, Rubarth has enjoyed many 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 be premiered at the Santa Barbara Int'l Folk Festival in Feb 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 recent UK harmony folk trio Applewood Road, whose debut album is named in The Telegraph's Best Albums of 2016.
 
Wildflowers in the Graveyard will be released independently in the US on March 10, 2017 with a full international release in Summer 2017.