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John Phillips

Rank #6 US Traverse City, MI Indie / indie folk / folk rock

50% of sales go to the charity CARE.

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Sounds Like: The Beatles, Donna the Buffalo, Willie Nelson, Paul McCartney, Steppinwolf gone Green

Label: Spiral Sound

Manager: Aaron Wolinski Spiral Sound Studios

Bio: For over three decades Michigan Songwriter John Phillips has been pleasing all types of audiences. With his rich voice, keen song selection & execution, John delivers a message of inspired satisfaction to his audiences.
While still somewhat of an 'Up North Secret" John has had the honor of openi... See Full Bio

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John Phillips has a show on 08/13/2014 at 07:00 PM @ Little Bohemia in Traverse City, MI http://www.reverbnation.com/q/4yum6t #concert


“This aptly-named album is noteworthy for its gorgeous sound, blending John Phillips' talents as a musician of sensitivity with the recording skill of producer Aaron Wolinski . There are soulful canyons of sound on "Simple Beauty" that echo back feelings which seem deeply personal. Phillips performs on guitar, fiddle, piano and vocals, writing all but one of the seven songs on the album (the rocker "99 Monkeys" by Benny Bowmaster). An acoustic mix of contributors uplifts the songs, including the evocative wooden flute of Jamie Rife, the bass cauldron of Caul Bluhm, mandolin of Don Julin, drums of Pat West, Luke Parcell and Marc alderman, digeridoo of Nathaniel Rose, and background vocals by Blake Elliot and E. Minor among others. Although he doesn't rise to their vocal capabilities ( and who could?) there's a touch of Tim and Jeff Buckley in Phillips's music. Like the Buckleys, he offers songs of emotional intensity and a poet's touch, with the best of the bunch being "I Am"”
— Robert Downes, Northern Express Weekly
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  • Jessica Brown (Artist) Jessica Brown
    I LOVE your music ~ especially because its inspirational! God Bless and Keep up the great work!
  • Malevolent Presence (Artist) Malevolent Presence
    hope to see you guys on the road soon, we'll be opening up for unkle kracker this Saturday in Traverse City !!! we should colab some time ??? Dj Red Music Group
  • bijan (Artist) bijan
    Simple Beauty is beautiful.
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