Glen Phillips (of Toad the Wet Sprocket) will perform at the The Original Café Eleven at 8 p.m. Jan. 12.
Phillips plans to touch on all of his 20-year catalogue, plus new and rare songs, solo material as well as songs from Toad the Wet Sprocket.
Phillips started his first band, Toad the Wet Sprocket in Santa Barbara at age 15. It was that group’s third album, “Fear,” that truly broke the group, garnering heavy radio play with the singles “All I Want” and “Walk on the Ocean.” After three years away from the recording studio, Toad returned to the mainstream with “Dulcinea,” which again found one of its singles, “Fall Down,” in heavy radio rotation.
After six albums and a substantial string of hits, the group disbanded in 1998. Phillips began touring as a solo act after Toad the Wet Sprocket’s demise, and has released five solo records and two EPs, collaborated on two projects (Mutual Admiration Society and Works Progress Administration), released an EP with Plover (with Neilson Hubbard and Garrison Starr) and an album as RemoteTreeChildren (with Portland’s John Askew).
In 2006, he also toured North America with a reunited Toad the Wet Sprocket. Toad has toured off and on since that time, and in 2011 played 70 shows and decided to begin writing for a new album, released in 2013 titled “New Constellation.”
Tickets for the Jan. 12 show are $20. For information, go to originalcafe11.com.