My admiration of Shawn Phillips, his music and his philosophy goes back far too many years than I am willing to admit. Let's suffice it to say that I learned of Shawn and his music after being discharged from the army and knowing full well that the term Vietnam War would forever be associated with a U.S. tragedy that will never be forgotten.
After my army "experience" I was looking for answers but I din't know the proper questions. That's when I discovered the music of Shawn Phillips. I returned to college and for some reason this texan was very popular in the state of Minnesota. After hearing his music, I learned why. The first LP I picked up was Second Contribution. The LP just blew me away. While not a "counter culture" LP it did give me insight into love and life at a time when I believed we were living in a world gone mad. Of course after hearing this LP I just had to go out and get his earlier works as well.
Over the years Shawns recorded works have helped me focus on positive
elements of my life. He has been a guide of sorts and I will never forget my first hearing of Second Contribution as well as the followup LP, Collaboration. Nor will I forget the first time I saw him Live. A Shawn Phillips concert will show you a vocal range you can't believe and will mix acoustic with electric music with out blinking an eye.
To this day I believe that Shawn Phillips could very well be the most under rated singer/song writer/muscian in either folk or rock & roll. That could very well be because his music just can't be categorized. Shawn Phillips music is...well, Shawn Phillips music.
Shawn still has a very loyal following, world wide, and can always be seen talking to his fans after shows. He has released approximately 18 LP's and is constantly touring in the U.S. and Canada. If you have the opportunity, take in one of his shows. You won't be disappointed.
St. Paul, Minnesota
29 November 1997
Shawn Phillips Tape Trees
The Shawn Phillips mailing list,
Early Morning Hours, is a small but intimate group that discusses Shawn and his music. Shawn's Manager, Arlo Hennings, is an active participant and often adds insights into the discussion.
Through this mailing list a number of concert tapes were located and "The Early Morning Hours ~ Tree Farm" was founded and organized. Click Here to peruse the tapes & set lists. If you are interested in obtaining these tapes, e-mail me and I will give you information on how to acquire the tapes you are interested in.
This Shawn PhillipsTree is now CLOSED.
Tuesday, May 20, 2003
EMH CDR Tree #13
Milestones Music Room
Rochester, New York
April 5, 2003
Enrollment for this Tree is now OPEN
The Milestones Tree is the 13th in an ongoing series of Shawn Phillips concerts being offered to Shawn's loyal fans. This CDR Tree offering is a show recorded at the Milestones Music Room, in Rochester, NY on the evening of April 5, 2003. The source tape is VHS re-mixed, normailzed and transfered to CDR.
To enroll for this CDR Tree, click here and fill out the form.
Enrollment for this CDR Tree closes at midnight, May 9, 2003. The CDR Tree Structure will be published shortly after enrollment closes.
EMH Tree Farm
1 MAY 2003
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