Glen Phillips Signs With Compass Records Group

Compass Records Group, home of Colin Hay, the Infamous Stringdusters, Nicki Bluhm and others, has signed Glen Phillips (Toad the Wet Sprocket) to their roster. On May 4, Compass will deliver the commercial release of Phillips’ 2016 solo album, Swallowed By The New, with the addition of a bonus track, “Nobody’s Going to Get Hurt.” Co-written with Lori McKenna, “Nobody’s Going to Get Hurt” features backing vocals from Amber Rubarth.

“Lori McKenna and I wrote ‘Nobody’s Going to Get Hurt’ at her home just outside of Boston,” Phillips says. “I’d been reading and listening to a lot of David Whyte and was taken by his assertion that heartache is the inevitable byproduct of loving anything deeply, a sign of a life well lived instead of something to be avoided. I came in with the title and an idea that the song should be entirely lies. Lori jumped in and we finished it all in under two hours. That was a good day.”

Phillips has been making music for over two decades, starting as the 14-year-old frontman of Toad the Wet Sprocket. Since then, he’s released eight albums with Toad (which collectively have sold close to 4 million units) and three as a solo artist.

Phillips will be doing an acoustic duo tour this year in support of Swallowed By The New.

Upcoming Tour Dates:
4/13 Boca Raton, FL – Private
4/14 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Broward Center
4/15 Lake Park, FL – Kelsey Theater
4/17 St. Petersburg, FL- The Hideaway Cafe
4/18 St. Augustine, FL – Original Cafe Eleven
4/20 Duluth, GA – Red Clay Music Foundry
4/21 Athens, GA – Hendershot’s
4/22 Morganton, GA – Balch Residence
4/25 Fort Collins, CO – The Armory
4/26 Boulder, CO – eTown Hall
4/28 Denver, CO – Swallow Hill
4/29 Colorado Springs, CO – Friend’s HC
5/4 Kalamazoo, MI – Bell’s Eccentric Ave
5/5 Indianapolis, IN – Private
5/6 Dayton, OH – Yellow Cab Tavern
5/7 Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe
5/9 Cleveland, OH – Music Box Supper Club
5/10 Ann Arbor. MI – The Ark
5/11 Cincinnati, OH – Ludlow Garage
5/12 Milwaukee, WI – Back Room @ Colectivo
5/13 Chicago, IL – City Winery
6/2 Novato, CA – HopMonk Tavern
6/3 Novato, CA – HopMonk Tavern


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