Willard Grant Conspiracy

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Willard Grant Conspiracy
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Background information
Origin Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Genres Alternative country
Years active 1995–present
Labels Loose Music, Rykodisc, Glitterhouse Records, Slow River Records, Kimchee Records
Associated acts The Walkabouts
The Transmissionary Six
Website willardgrantconspiracy.com
Members Robert Fisher
Past members Paul Austin

Willard Grant Conspiracy (WGC) is an alt-country band based near Palmdale, California, USA.

Originally formed by Robert Fisher and Paul Austin in 1995 in Boston, Massachusetts, the band operates as a collective, with vocalist Fisher the only permanent member. Up to thirty other musicians occasionally contribute to the band, both in the studio and during live performances. WGC is currently signed to the independent label Loose, having previously released on Rykodisc, Glitterhouse Records and Kimchee Records.

The band toured extensively in 2005 and 2006 visiting twenty-three countries, including a showcase at the South by Southwest music festival.

Fisher's voice and Americana style have been compared to both John Cale and Johnny Cash, with most songs being acoustic.

The band's 2003 release Regard The End, featuring Kristin Hersh as well as Chris Eckman of The Walkabouts, received critical acclaim with Uncut magazine naming it album of the month.

In 2002, Paul Austin started to play in The Transmissionary Six with Terri Moeller of The Walkabouts, and in 2011 he became a member of The Walkabouts.


Studio albums

  • 3am Sunday @ Fortune Otto's (1996)
  • Flying Low (1998)
  • Mojave (1999)
  • The Green, Green Grass Of Slovenia (2000)
  • Everything's Fine (2000)
  • Regard The End (2003)
  • Let It Roll (2006)
  • Pilgrim Road (2008)
  • Paper Covers Stone (2009)
  • Ghost Republic (2013)

Live albums

  • Weevils In The Captain's Biscuit (1998)
  • Live 2001 - Amsterdam and Aberdeen (2001)
  • Live At Rockpalast-Crossroads(Il Mucchio) (2004)
  • From A Distant Shore: Live In The Netherlands (2004)

Compilation albums

  • There But for The Grace Of God (2004)


  • Color Of The Sun (1999)
  • Radio Free WGC (1999)
  • In The Fishtank 7, with Telefunk (2001)

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