Live Music Fans,
During this strange Covid time, we have been extremely fortunate to have so many talented musicians and the HD cameras and equipment and staff to make 45 live streams happen. And, our 46th stream looks like another good one. Hugh is a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/Nashville recording artist who is stepping up to the stage on short notice. I love his spirit and our Friday Night Streak is alive and well for another week thanks to musicians like Hugh. Check out his website for a great idea of his talent and songwriting ability. We love original music and look forward to hearing his original songs. Tune in!
FRIDAY NIGHT – FEBRUARY 12TH – HUGH PHILLIPS – 7:30PM – www.grassrootstv.org for Streamin’ Steve’s – www.hughphillipsmusic.com
“Since the release of Hugh Phillips’ debut album ‘It’s Been A Long Time’, in October of 2020, it has reached #2 on the AirPlayDirect Global Country Album Top 50 for February 2021, and in the first month reached #141 on CDX Nashville’s Top Country Album Charts [12/2020]. Cleary the DJ’s of country radio are hearing a fresh and exciting new sound and playing it on their shows. Coming this Friday at 7:30 PM MST Hugh will perform solo at Steve’s Guitars in a televised show on Grassroots TV. Hugh is extremely excited about this opportunity to showcase his work to audiences both local and far away.
Hugh has had great success with the record having interviews on Hillbilly Highway Radio Show with DJ Glenn, KDNK Community Radio and, KAFM Community Radio.
DJ Glenn [Hillbilly Highway] was happy to play Hugh’s tunes and talk about what real country sounds are, and the hard work that makes an artist these days. The work that goes into writing and making an album is challenging and costly Glenn pointed out and gave Hugh accolades for his efforts that clearly show through the great song writing and genuine country flavour of his album.
KDNK [Carbondale, Colo.] was equally excited about Hugh’s debut album and interviewed him a few times. Thanks to Luke and DJ Sparkles for the plays and the great discussion about the record, it is seeing significant charting performance as a result. Much can be said of volunteer DJ’s and their passion for music.
KAFM’s [Grand Junction, Colo.] John Anglim interviewed Hugh on his Kitchen Sink radio show and talked about the success of his hard work, How fun it’s been to seen Hugh grow as an artist and offered support through airplay and show support around the region.
The newspapers have even picked up on the buzz. Glenwood Springs Post Independent, wrote an article about Hugh’s new release and dug a bit deeper into his world of music production, cars, and life in general.”
“Hugh Phillips is a performing singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, Nashville recording artist, and executive producer hailing from Carbondale Colorado. He is known for his vintage country sound and has just released his first full length album. Featuring twelve original songs recorded in Nashville TN. written in his own unique way of painting the picture of the west he calls home. He traded his life long career as a Toyota Technician and business owner for professional music in 2016. Over the years of performing he has shared the stage with Keller and the Keels, performed with StrayGrass, Shaun Ray, Bluegrass Offenders, and Jerry Stringer Band. He has been described as a modern country bluegrass man, with his heart right smack dab in the middle of the Folk/Americana scene.
Never having formal instruction on guitar, Phillips sought to learn the flat pick style from his heroes in bluegrass, and country. He continued on to explore jazz, blues and old traditional tunes on many instruments including; mandolin, upright bass, dobro, piano, and electric guitar. Phillips has since had formal instruction, and enjoys music education in all its forms. These inspirations and inquiries into music have shaped his writing and playing today into tasty acoustic wanderings you can be sure to feel at any of his shows. Always presenting from the heart vocally, his wide range and stylings come from his teachers and mentors who have helped set him apart.
Phillips has always enjoyed playing and writing intriguing and colourful pieces. Much of his influence today comes from modern singer/songwriters who have profound lyrics and melodies. He has only been writing for a short time, and has a catalogue of songs that sets the vintage country stylings of the past on stage, while boldly stating the current human conditions familiar to us all. This unique style has earned him praise like: ‘a surprising and evocative performance!’ His debut album is available now.”
Steve, Mary Margaret and Shannon
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