Critics in the New York Times and other publications displayed unbridled awe at Phillips’ prowess on a range of instruments, including electric and acoustic six- and 12-string guitars and the sitar, and his singing range, a full five octaves from baritone to counter-tenor, as well as his songwriting.
“Phillips had locked onto a muse that was part Bob Dylan, part Donovan, and part Sergei Prokofiev. It’s a partnership of classical, folk, jazz and rock - music without boundaries.”
- Goldmine Magazine
Jim Fleming, Agent
Phone: 734-995-9066 ext 18
Shawn Phillips is one of most fascinating and enigmatic musicians to come out of the early-’70s singer/songwriter boom. The mere fact that he was a musician as much as a singer and songwriter made him stand out, and helped him attract a dedicated following. His refusal to shape his music - which crosses between folk-rock, jazz, progressive, pop, and classical - to anyone else’s expectations allows him to hold onto a large and dedicated cult following, without ever achieving the stardom that his talent seemed to merit.