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Sam Phillips- World on Sticks

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Bring the distance closer
I can take the space
I see time all at once when I look at the face
of our world on sticks
so brave, so small
I’m ready for the works so let’s have it all

“World on Sticks” was recorded in an old Charlie Chaplin-era bungalow near downtown Los Angeles during sessions for a new Sam Phillips album slated to be released later this year. This beauty of a song is the lead-off track on a mini-album to help keep us happy in the meantime very aptly titled Human Contact is Never Easy. The set was produced by Sam and mastered by Grammy winner Mike Piersante (Raising Sand, Oh Brother Where Art Thou). The tune is driven by percussion from longtime collaborator and drummer Jay Bellerose (also a co-writer on this tune), with Jennifer Condos on bass. On her lyrics Sam says “I was thinking about humans and how brave they can be under the most impossible circumstances. Our civilization feels fragile right now, like we are on the high wire without a net.”

Netflix debuted all four 90-minute episodes of the Gilmore Girls revival: A Year in the Life at 12:01AM November 26th to huge success! The revival features Sam’s signature La la’s and a now famous climatic dance featuring “Reflecting Light” among other treats. Read how Sam tackled the score and shaped the sound of Stars Hollow HERE.


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Contact & Licensing info:

“World on Sticks” Lyrics by Sam Phillips. Music by Sam Phillips and Jay Bellerose.
Published by: Eden Bridge Music (ASCAP) administered by Some Kind of Music, a Notable Music company and Downtown Music Publishing
Contact: Damon Booth / info@notablemusic.net
Sean McGraw / seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com
Published by: Busterboy Music (ASCAP) administered by Words & Music, a division of Big Deal Music LLC.
Contact: Jennifer Falco / jennifer@wordsandmusicadmin.com

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Tift Merritt’s Stitch of the World Available Today

14525001 10153916374002606 487824819587230452 o 1024x1024 Tift Merritts Stitch of the World Available TodayA thoughtful, sensitive, personal collection of songs, Tift Merritt‘s stellar new album Stitch of the World is here! Tift once again has plucked a top supporting cast for the album which includes Marc Ribot and lap-steel specialist Eric Heywood on guitars, drummer extraordinaire Jay Bellerose and the wonderful Jennifer Condos on bass. Iron & Wine‘s Sam Beam serves as co-producer and backup singer on what marks Merritt’s sixth studio release.

Tift on her album title: “for my 40th birthday, I rented a cabin in California. It had such an amazing vista — the Pacific forever, cliffs, trees and stars — it didn’t seem real. I thought how lucky I was, and about invisible ties that link us to one another and to the world. And sewing — it’s a delicate thing. You can pull too hard or get thread twisted or torn. You’ve got to be careful – and still go blindly and joyfully forward.” The album features singles “Dusty Old Man”, “Love Soldiers On”, and “Heartache Is an Uphill Climb”. Merritt delivers a poignant set and is currently on tour through May 2017! Order HERE.

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Tift Merritt – Heartache Is an Uphill Climb

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NPR says of this week’s top tune; “once it gathers steam, the song turns into a strong-willed, AM soul-pop tune that portrays heartache not as a season to be passively endured so much as one to be slowly, strenuously overcome”.

Ya! The tune they’re talking about is a new one by Tift Merritt and to our ears, an instant classic. One of many poignant, hopeful, honest ditties on her new album dropping this Friday January 27th entitled Stitch of the World (Yep Roc Records).

Tift once again has plucked the best supporting cast for the album which includes Marc Ribot and lap-steel specialist Eric Heywood on guitars, drummer extraordinaire Jay Bellerose and the wonderful Jennifer Condos on bass. Iron & Wine‘s Sam Beam serves as co-producer and backup singer on what marks Merritt’s sixth studio release.

Elle describes the song as “material that’s straight out of the Dolly Parton or Tammy Wynette songbook, but Merritt makes it her own.” Could not agree more!

The official Stitch of the World Tour begins Saturday in Amsterdam followed by a heavy dose of UK dates and a full North American Tour through May 16th. Not to be missed! Click HERE for info and tickets.

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Contact & Licensing info:

“Heartache Is an Uphill Climb” written by Tift Merritt. Published by Obscure Superhero Music (ASCAP), administered by Some Kind of Music LLC, a Notable Music Co. Contact: Damon Booth / info@notablemusic.net. Administered by Downtown Music Publishing. Contact: Sean McGraw / seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com. Master controlled by Yep Roc Records.

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Sam Phillips – Troubles Won’t Stay

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New music from Sam Phillips is 100% just-what-the-doctor ordered about now! We’re so excited to bring you “Troubles Won’t Stay” as this week’s top tune from Sam’s new eight song mini-album Human Contact Is Never Easy.

With Phillips stalwarts Jay Bellerose on drums, Jennifer Condos on bass, Eric Gorfain on guitar, keys, string arrangements, violin, and Richard Dodd on cello, Sam tackles themes of hope, love, and faith in a way that leaves us with a healthy dose of all three. The collection comprises four brand new songs produced by Sam, two never-before-released live versions of “Reflecting Light” and “If I Could Write” from the upcoming concert film, Live at Largo at the Coronet and two favorites from Push Any Button.

Sam sat down with Vox recently to discuss her busy year composing the score for the massive upcoming Gilmore Girls revival, A Year In the Life. Four new 90 minute episodes of the iconic show will premiere on Netflix just after Midnight this Friday November 25th!

Phillips maintains that “putting music to picture, when done right, is one of the more powerful mediums. Because you have writing, acting, visuals, and music all supporting each other. And the role of art” she says, “is to move us, to inspire us, and to mean something”. Legions of “La-La’s” fans all over the world tuning in to Netflix at 12:01AM on Friday will be attesting to that!

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Contact & Licensing info:
Sam Phillips is published by Eden Bridge Music/Some Kind Of Music, LLC (ASCAP) contact: Damon Booth – info@notablemusic.net. Administered by Downtown Music Publishing – contact: Sean McGraw seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com. Master controlled by Sam Phillips.

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