Swoon. That’s the word that comes to mind when I think of watching Grant Lee Phillips perform his beautiful music. Thanks to my husband enlightening me as to the existence of Grant Lee Phillips, I have been a fan of his for the past 17 years and will without a shadow of a doubt be a fan for life. Every time Grant Lee performs in Seattle my husband and I make sure to go see him. I can’t recall a single time when he hasn’t spent time with the audience post-show to sign autographs and chat. When I got wind that Grant Lee was slated to perform at KEXP I couldn’t type fast enough when requesting the opportunity to photograph him since I’m one of several photographers who photograph musicians who perform at the best radio station on the planet, in my humble opinion.
The drill… Every time I photograph musicians at KEXP I’m responsible for asking them to spend a few moments with me for a speedy portrait session. I have shot portraits in as little as 36 seconds but most times I spend about 5 minutes, at best, with some of the most talented musicians out there. Grant Lee being no exception, to say the least, as far as talent goes. While we were having our mini portrait session I told Grant how long I’ve been a fan and how he’s like a “beautiful little songbird”. To my surprise he blushed and I’m tickled to have captured that moment in time to reveal a side of Grant Lee that many people may not know about. He is an absolute treasure.