Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket w/ Garrison Starr

Mainstage Theatre, 216 Union Street, Seattle

Glen Phillips Explores Universal Themes Of Transition in His New Solo Effort Swallowed by the New Phillips Deepens the Personal Aspects of his Songwriting with a Quiet, Intimate Album Glen Phillips has always been a courageous and inviting songwriter. During his years as lead singer of Toad the Wet Sprocket, the band’s elegant folk/pop sound and his honest, introspective lyrics helped them forge a close bond with their fans. Since starting his solo career, Phillips has pared his music down to its emotional core, concentrating on the simple truths of love and relationships, with a profound spiritual understanding. Swallowed by the New takes on life’s difficult transitions and delivers some of the Phillips’ most vulnerable songs. “I made this album during the dissolution of a 23 year marriage, Phillips says. “A major chapter of my life was coming to a close, and I discovered early on that I had to work hard to get through the transition with compassion and clarity. These songs were a big part of that process.”

$30 General // $35 Premium