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Grant-Lee Phillips: Dingwalls, London

Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 10 August 2007

THE CALIFORNIA SONGWRITER who shares his first name with America's two main civil war generals is anything but combative. Given to gentle jokes mid-performance, the ambling Grant-Lee Phillips is a lover, not a fighter. But a touch of hot-headedness along the way might have made all the difference to career now five albums old and showing no real sign of expanding beyond a small supportive following. Look how far a volatile personality has taken the similar talents of Ryan Adams.

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