Phil is an acoustic, blues-based guitarist who has been performing in clubs and coffeehouses for years. He writes original songs but also covers artists from the 1930's through the folk/rock revival of the 1960's and beyond. Suitable for the roadhouse or the coffeehouse, influences range from Big Bill Broonzy to Hoagy Carmichael, Piedmont finger-picking of Rev. Gary Davis and Blind Willie McTell to the Delta style slide of Mississippi Fred McDowell and Robert Johnson. Phil has recorded two CDs: "The Whirligig of Time" from 2008, and "Somewhere South of the Moon" from 2017, both available on iTunes, Amazon and most internet platforms.
For many years, I lived in the Westchester County/Hudson Valley region of New York, soaking up the rich history, culture, and musical influences of this area. In 2018, I moved to the Rochester area, which has its own impressive musical history and lore. In both locales, I've had the good fortune to have studied with some renowned music teachers who have helped me hone my musical chops as well as having talented musical friends with whom I've played and recorded and who keep me enthused about playing and writing.