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Lefty Phillips Trio / Bio

Born April Fool's Day, 1969; 3rd generation guitarist. Raised on the road by rock musicians in the 1970s, I started singing onstage at the age of 8, and started playing guitar at the age of 11. Got my first paid gig 2 years later, in 1983. It was a studio session for a songwriter I met thru my stint in a high school jazz band, and my payment was a vox wah! Been workin' bars, nightclubs, and recording studios ever since. The first act I fronted was a blues rock band called "Temple Memphis" that did our thing in small bars and clubs from Tahoe to Frisco. Somehow, along the way, I fell in love with the idea of backing up other artists looking to make their mark, and ended up playing with folks into just about every variety of American roots music, from jazz to swing to rock to hip-hop. But, no matter what the genre, I always found a way to put the blues into it, and somehow that led me to a deeper connection with my own music, and that, in turn, led me back to the idea of just playin' it my way again. For the past year, I've been working with some great guys to get my idea of a rough, hard-driving blues trio into the local bars and nightclubs, and it sounds like We're about ready to make that happen.

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Band Members
Lefty Phillips, John Sehon, Paul Bonanno (also: Jason Lobell, Travis Christopherson, and others)
Artist Name
Lefty Phillips Trio
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Long Beach, CA

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