Watch a Short Sam Phillips Concert on NPR

Sam Phillips stopped in to play a show for All Songs Considered on NPR. … [Read more...]

ABC News Feature on Sam Phillips

I'm hesitant to link to a title as badly titled as this one. … [Read more...]

Josh Jackson Interviews Sam Phillips

Josh Jackson interviewed Sam Phillips recently, right at the beginning of her tour of Borders bookstores. I'll be talking with her again soon for a special assignment I've been given. Can't wait. … [Read more...]

Wednesday Night’s Trip to Borders was Pretty Cool


I've waited 22 years for this fanboy photo.Thanks to my friend Don for snapping this. … [Read more...]

Tonight: Join me at Sam Phillips’ free show!


7 p.m.Borders BookstoreRedmond Town Center16549 NE 74th StRedmond, WA 98052Phone: 425.869.1907I'll be there. … [Read more...]

Paste reviews Don’t Do Anything

Will I see you at the Borders bookstore in Redmond, Washington next Wednesday? Sam Phillips will be there, playing songs from her new album Don't Do Anything. And if you need any more persuading to pick up a copy, here's a review in Paste: … [Read more...]

Today: The Biggest Album Release Day on My 2008 Calendar

Sam Phillips' "Don't Do Anything" is here.Order it from the Nonesuch website, and you'll receive the CD in the mail, and a downloadable mp3 version as well (not to mention three bonus tracks that you won't get if you buy it anywhere else).Visit her new Nonesuch page, and select "Listen to the album."My review will be in the next issue of Christianity Today, and so I must withhold posting it until then. (I'll be posting a much-expanded version of that review as soon as it's … [Read more...]

David Kennedy on Sam Phillips’ New Album

David Kennedy is rambling — no, raving! — about the new Sam Phillips album, Don't Do Anything. Longtime fans - small in number but fierce in loyalty - will no doubt furrow their brows in concern for their beloved singer when they hear Don't Do Anything. If Boot was injected with intermittent optimism borne of fresh wounds, the new album has the sound of healed-over scar tissue. It's by no means relentlessly dark, but it is often darkly comic....... [T]o those for whom music - especially … [Read more...]

Sam Phillips’ “Don’t Do Anything” Does Not Disappoint

I'll be reviewing Sam Phillips' Don't Do Anything for Christianity Today, and I'm thrilled. Feels like a landmark moment for me, since Sam's journey has blazed the trail for me in my understanding of, and appreciation for, the wide world of artmaking. To get to review one of her albums for Christianity Today is a privilege and pleasure.So now... I'm off to turn up the stereo (which is currently spinning Mockingbird, Allison Moorer's sensual new album of knockout covers... which really should … [Read more...]

Sam Phillips… at SoulFest??

Sam Phillips is scheduled to take the same stage as Third Day and Rebecca St. James at the Christian music brouhaha Soulfest 2008.And in other news, hell just froze over. … [Read more...]