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Grant-Lee Phillips: The Narrows

Rob Hughes, Uncut, March 2016

THE AMERICAN SOUTH has exerted a lifelong fascination for Grant-Lee Phillips. "Some of it's a family thing," he explains. "My dad was from Arkansas, my mom's from Oklahoma and a lot of the music I grew up with had been connected to the South. I love that melding of blues, country, folk and bluegrass. It always felt like it was free to pull from, that you could constantly extract new ideas from that weird old America."

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