Ode to the Stars Hollow Troubadour

The Stars Hollow Troubadour was a staple in the rich fabric of Gilmore Girls. The Troubadour, played by Grant-Lee Phillips as himself, appeared in 19 episodes of Gilmore Girls between 2001 and 2007. Grant’s first appearance was on "That Damn Donna Reed", and his last appearance was for "Hay Bale Maze".

During his stint on Gilmore Girls, Grant-Lee Phillips performed: "Beautiful Dreamers", "Heavenly", "Lily A Passion", "Mona Lisa", "Sadness Soot", "Smile", "Spring Released", and "Sunday Best". Grant Lee Buffalo songs featured on the show include "Everybody Needs A Little Sanctuary", "Honey Don’t Think", "It’s the Life", "Mockingbirds", and "Truly, Truly." This video segment includes all of the songs that Grant-Lee Phillips performed as the Stars Hollow Troubadour on Gilmore Girls:

Grant-Lee Phillips began his career in the acclaimed group Grant Lee Buffalo with their debut album Fuzzy in 1993. The band reached an impasse in 1999, when Grant-Lee Phillips struck out on his own as a solo artist. Grant-Lee is both a singer and songwriter and multi-instrumentalist known for his dexterity on the acoustic twelve-string guitar. His most recent albums include Nineteeneighties from 2006 and Strangelet from 2007.

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As if the world were not small enough, Grant-Lee Phillips created the original score for The Return of Jezebel James! I haven’t been able to find any video files featuring the score, so if you do, let me know!

Sources: grantleephillips.com, imdb.com, wikipedia.org

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    • ggfan

      does anyone know if grant lee phillips is related to sam phillips?

    • http://freewebs.com/luvtheheaven/ luvtheheaven

      I don’t know, but I loved the Troubadour, and I love that video trubute to him! I can’t belive he was only in 19 episodes!

    • http://campaignggreasons4seasons.oyla17.de Lara Joy

      I loved his songs so much. The Hale Bale Maze was actually a episode I really liked in season 7. It was really amyish. But most was (in my opinion) in season 7 crap. I think beside the amazing actors in GG it was also the adorable town and the troubadour who made this show so special. I think I’ll never give the hope up that gilmore girls comes back for more seasons. It was so good!!! How could all that happen??? It was the biggest mistake to get rid of the palladinos and to cancel the show!!! I always watch GG, every day, every minute I have time and I always fall in love with this show again. It was really magic!!! I think I’ll never understand why they got rid of GG??!!! It was for many people a part of theire life and I think the combination of fantastic writing, amazing actors and all these little things who made this show so special, we’ll never get again. It was a short timewith our Gilmore Girls, and I think I’ll always love this show!!! Maybe it was so good because the actors were so much like the characters they played?! This show will ever be a part of my life and at least I can always watch my dvds and visit my little corner of the world… yeah it really seems like a part of you died… it’s so sad….

    • Laurie Carson

      Happy Birthsay Grant Lee Phillps have a great one. And I love his songs