9 Feb 2019

Sam Phillips - Singer-songwriter and her World on Sticks

From Saturday Morning, 11:20 am on 9 February 2019
Sam Phillips

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US singer-songwriter Sam Phillips began her career singing Christian music in the 1980s under her given name, Leslie Phillips. She switched to mainstream music in 1988 and started going by her nickname, Sam, in honour of music producer Sam Phillips who discovered Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash. Her 1994 album, Martinis and Bikinis, was nominated for a Grammy Award. Phillips composed and performed the music for seven seasons of the TV show Gilmore Girls and reprised that role for the new Gilmore Girls (A Year In The Life) revival for Netflix. She has also contributed music to the  Emmy Award-winning The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.  Phillips released her latest album, World on Sticks, last year. She also co-wrote 'She Remembers Everything', the title track of Rosanne Cash's 2018 album, and the song was number 3 on the New York Times list of best songs for 2018.