It was an honor to connect with one of my favorite vocalist, songwriters and lyricists, Glen Phillips. Glen is the voice and principal songwriter for Toad the Wet Sprocket, a band he helped form when he was just 15. This "Upclose & Personal" special interview is filled with an honest and open dialogue about the early years of the band, how critics impacted Glen, and the realization that there is beauty in embracing grief. Glen opens up about how the community that formed online around his music during the lockdown has helped him to see the audience in a very different way. We talk at length about songs such as "I Will Not Take These Things for Granted," and much, much more. If you are a fan of Glen's wonderful solo career and Toad the Wet Sprocket, you will love this authentic conversation.
Part 2 will be released on April 17, 2023. Glen gives a very honest accounting of what lead Toad to call it a day and some of the work that had to take place in order for them to become a band again. We talk songwriting and Glen discusses the one thing that has robbed him of many songs. As a huge fan of Glen's solo work, I move the discussion to that topic and we play a beautiful song from his latest solo album, a song that ranks up there with Glen's finest.
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For the latest on Glen's solo work, click here: https://glenphillips.com/
For the latest on Toad the Wet Sprocket, click here: https://toadthewetsprocket.com/
Podcast theme song "Arise and Shine" written by Chris Taylor. Used by permission.
To hear more of Chris Taylor's wonderful music and see his visual art, please visit www.christaylorworld.com
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