Hailing from Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Phil is an authentic American blues guitarist and songwriter. His new album Art of Soul fuses provocative lyrics with powerful rhythm, horns, percussion, and production elements that hearken back to the analog vibe of Shelter Records and artists like Freddie King, Leon Russell, J.J. Cale, and Eric Clapton. He's performed with members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Derek Trucks, Wet Willie, Marshall Tucker, and Deep South. Phil's performances with Jimmy Hall and the Art of Soul Band are incendiary and inspirational boasting a 5-piece band with horn section and percussion if budget allows. This band is comfortable headlining festivals or performing private engagements.
Price Range: $3,500.00 and up
Hailing from the heartland of where it all started for the original "Swampers", Phil Swindle was born in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
Weaned on music performed by Musicians Hall of Fame session players Barry Beckett, Roger Hawkins, David Hood, Jimmy Johnson, Pete Carr, Spooner Oldham, and Clayton Ivey, Phil was drawn like a moth to a flame. Incendiary artists like Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin, The Staples, Boz Scaggs, Clarence Carter, King Curtis, and Duane Allman, were simply fuel for the fire.
Phil was given his first guitar by his mother Dottie at age 12, but he attributes his deep blues and slide guitar influences to his older brother Marty who introduced him to delta blues greats like Johnny Shines, Robert Johnson, Furry Lewis, Earl Hooker, Son House, Muddy Waters, and Howlin' Wolf.
Even as a young boy he grasped of the essentials of rhythm, dynamics, and the key component…emotion.
Phil has performed with members of the Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Derek Trucks, Wet Willie, Marshall Tucker Band, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Deep South, and the Rossington Collins Band. He loves recording and performing festivals and benefit concerts where musicians improvise, jam, and create music in the moment.
His groundbreaking record ART OF SOUL features an anthology of new original material written, produced, and arranged by Phil.
This record showcases Grammy nominee and Georgia Music Hall of Fame Member, singer/songwriter, Jimmy Hall. In 2016 Jimmy was also inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.
Art of Soul fuses provocative lyrics with powerful rhythms, horns, percussion, and production elements that hearken back to the analog vibe produced by Shelter Records and artists like Delaney and Bonnie, Freddie King, Leon Russell, J.J. Cale, and early Eric Clapton.