Troubadour fans rejoice! Grant-Lee Phillips is set to reprise his role as town troubadour on Gilmore Girls in the 4-part revival on Netflix, Gilmore Girls: Seasons!
According to a recent interview in Salon, conducted by phone with Grant-Lee (who is on tour promoting his new album) notes:
“I think it’s looking very likely that the town troubadour will return to Stars Hollow before long. That’s the word on the street, anyhow.”
And as for us devoted fans, who have always loved the quirky town troubadour, he notes the impact our fandom has had on his career:
“It’s wild. When I first started appearing on that show, I couldn’t really get a sense of how it would impact my notoriety, my profile. But what I have experienced is there’s a younger crowd especially—and this exists all over the world where I tour—they have discovered me through the “Gilmore Girls.” They show up to my gig in Hamburg with their “Gilmore” DVDs. I think it’s quite amazing. I don’t know how else they would have discovered me otherwise, because this particular generation would’ve been too young to have seen the videos on MTV or heard the band on the radio. I mean, they might hear me on the radio now, but I feel like my career kind of exists despite the state of radio. It’s not really what it’s all about for me, these days. I’m very grateful for “Gilmore Girls,” and the fact it’s turned on a whole new generation to my stuff.”
Grant pays respect to Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel, who were handed encyclopedia-size scripts to memorize each day, but says for him the challenge was to strum slower while walking faster, a unique challenge!
Here is a collection of songs that Grant-Lee Phillips performed on Gilmore Girls: