Bob Schneider, Grant-Lee Phillips In Concert

fromWXPN

Two venerable singer-songwriters — both lifers, both solo after stints in successful bands — are set to showcase new material at this daytime concert: Bob Schneider, who's released more than a dozen roots-rock albums in a variety of settings, and Grant-Lee Phillips, best known as leader of the widely adored band Grant Lee Buffalo. Click the link above to hear both perform live in concert from WXPN and World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.

Bob Schneider

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Jeff Swenson

Bob Schneider Set List

"Changing Your Mind"

"Realness of Space"

"Slower Dear"

"Somebody Catches a Feeling"

"40 Dogs"

"Tarantula"

Grant-Lee Phillips

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From raunchy barroom rock to soulful funk to punk-fueled experimentalism, Schneider is about as versatile as songwriters get. The Austin-based performer has led an assortment of bands — including The Scabs and Ugly Americans — but his solo career (in which he's also worked under the name Lonelyland) has won him the most attention. Schneider's 11th solo album, Lovely Creatures, finds him singing Americana-tinged pop love songs, with a guest appearance by Patty Griffin.

For someone who's flirted with (and occasionally achieved) mainstream success throughout his career, Grant-Lee Phillips sure does play down-to-earth music. Whether with Grant Lee Buffalo, which Phillips led to enormous acclaim throughout the '90s (while touring with the likes of R.E.M., Smashing Pumpkins and Pearl Jam), or as a solo artist, he's continued to write songs that are unmistakably generous in spirit and warm of heart. Phillips' new Little Moon continues in that marvelous tradition.

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