Tupelo Lime

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“Johnny Cash and Leonard Cohen had a lovechild and called him Tupelo Lime. Damn, that is some talented offspring”.(Simon Hart)

“This man writes some powerful lyrics”.(Simply Country Radio Show)

Leonard Cohen meets Tom Waits meets Butch Hancock in a ghost town trailer park on a road trip through the back roads of America visiting pool halls and the devil’s backbone..( John Row)


 Tupelo Lime is the stage name for Alt-country/Americana singer/songwriter Gram Phillips. Gram works both solo as Tupelo Lime and in a duo, Idyllwild Roads, with  singter-songwriter  Nyree Williams 

In Mid-summer 2023 Tupelo Lime was a nominated finalist in the respected Nashville Josie Music Awards for Song of the Year- “The Old Loop Road” from the EP Roanoke, and for Songwriter Achievement for Carolina Nights.  Both those awards will be announced by the end of 2023.

 In Early 2023 an initial EP “Roanoke” was recorded and garnered critical acclaim from around the world. The influential Los Angeles music review WeWriteAboutMusic called Roanoke “a unique and powerful work of art… a stellar album” and called Tupelo Lime “a true talent and an Americana musician of our time”

In 2024, Gram is an official nominee for the European  FPCM awards for independent country artists in the following categories:

 Song of the Year

 Songwriter of The Year

 Male voice of the Year

 Duo of the Year 


With elements of  country, blues and folk, Tupelo Lime songs are immersed in the sun-drenched sounds of California and the mists of  Appalachia. The beating heart of Tupelo Lime is the wonderful mosaic that is the history and landscape of the United States; tales of love and loss, affliction and addiction, heartbreak and joy. Within Tupelo Lime music you can hear  influences ranging from  Steve Earle to Guy Clarke, The Grateful Dead to Leonard Cohen, from Buffalo Springfield to Townes Van Zand.

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Press quotes and reviews for Roanoke

“In an area where many artists sound the same, Tupelo Lime proposes an outstanding signature that will grab the industry’s attention without a doubt. 

“Roanoke” is captivating from ”The Old loop road” to ”The Gravediggers’ Daughter”, and will end up integrating your best playlists. Listen to the EP right now, you’ll play it on repeat:”Pretty White Music magazine 03-20-2023

“I love Walton County Blues, just a great song,  it is my Track of the Week”. 
(Bob Johnson Country Rock radio show)

  Tupelo Lime  effortlessly recreates and revives the sound and magic of         Acoustic  Americana bringing it into the modern world with a reverence and passion that has drawn praise from radio stations and reviewers around the world”. (Boombox TV 2021)

Tupelo Lime opens up on a masterful storytelling record, “Roanoke”

Leading with a whole lot of heart, soul, love, and beyond, Tupelo Lime’s newest EP Roanoke is a stellar display of what this multi talented artist does best. Keep reading as we take a closer look into the record, as well as a background on this musician.

As Tupelo Lime’s latest album, Roanoke is a collection of stripped-back, raw, and deeply personal songs that showcase the singer and songwriter’s talent for storytelling. Tupelo Lime, who is also known as American poet Gram Phillips, draws from traditional elements of blues, country, Southern rock, folk, bluegrass, and jazz to create a sound that is both haunting and captivating. It’s an amalgamation of so many different styles and approaches, yet this artist has ultimately hit the mark for a stellar album that we can’t help but recommend.Throughout Roanoke, Tupelo Lime delves into themes of affliction and addiction, loss, hardship, joy, love, and death, offering a glimpse into the lives of those he has met along the way. The result is a deeply emotional and authentic album that resonates with listeners on a profound level. With his raspy, soulful voice, and expert guitar playing, Tupelo Lime proves himself to be a master storyteller, able to weave complex narratives with ease. Each song on Roanoke is a unique and powerful work of art, drawing the listener in with its evocative lyrics and euphoric melodies.

Whether he’s singing about love, heartbreak, or the struggles of everyday life, Tupelo Lime’s music is both relatable and deeply moving. He has a rare gift for capturing the essence of the human experience and distilling it into a song that speaks directly to the heart. The straightforward feeling he gives off is immensely difficult to imitate, sort of leaving this EP feeling like a consistent matter of fact. He’s out here being vulnerable through every track and the endless passion shows.Overall, Roanoke is a must-listen album for anyone who appreciates the power of storytelling and genre diversity in music. Tupelo Lime is a true talent, and this album cements his place as an exciting Americana/Country musician of our time. Please check out the links below in order to listen, follow along, and of course to stay tuned for much more on the way.

Tupelo Lime – Roanoke EP





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