|Hello & welcome to my
This year (2016) has flown by so quickly it's had to believe!
I hope to be able to record a couple of tracks in the north of Germany
during November /December, but before that I'm off to the UK on a
professional & personal trip. I've started recording
& archiving material from some of the older singers in the Pendle
area of Lancashire.
It's a personal project to try and preserve, for a while , the sounds of their voices and their songs.
In June this year I visited the "Green Dragon" pub in Hardraw North
Yorkshire & was made really welcome by the "John Martyn group" who
were meeting there to celebrate the life & music of my old
friend. It was so good to see Spencer after all these years. all
grown up, I couldn't help noticing his dad's mannerisms shining
through. My thanks go out to Jim McKnight, Martin Byrne & all you
new friends who made me feel so welcome & at home there. I
really do hope to see you all again next year, I can't imagine anything
I completed a series of house/wohnzimmer shows in the North of
Germany/Emsland which were very successful, they were a
pilot series of gigs before promoting this type of show in 2017.
I love the closeness of the audience & the personal interaction
. It all lends to a very cosy atmosphere for all
involved. True thanks go out to all who opened their homes to
their guests & myself for making this an uplifting &
My heartfelt thanks also go to John Montague
(www.montysmusic.com) & his luthier friend Bob for resurecting my
trusty old Martin D35, and also introducing me to the lovely people of
Syston Leicestershire & to various members of his touring bands
here in Germany.
Last but not least, I will be playing a rare concert on the 3rd February 2017 with my dear friend & guitarist Ulli Bögershausen, taking place at the Alte Schule Gestringen/Espelkamp, Germany. Please see/click below for details.
As usual, I will try and keep this site
up to date as much as possible depending on what's going on and time
available. Have a good look round & if anything catches your
interest, let me know & send a mail.
Support freedom in the arts & keep
the music live
thanks for visiting, love to all ,
Phil, November 2016