Robots & Romance
Phil Henry is an award-winning singer-songwriter and music educator in Rutland, Vermont. He sings original, contemporary folk songs in coffeehouses, festivals, and house concerts across the Northeast. He has showcased on national stages such as the Kerrville Folk Festival and the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, and has won top honors in songwriting contests at the Susquehanna Music and Arts Festival and Vermont's SolarFest. He has opened for folk notables such as Vance Gilbert, Rachel Bissex, and Cliff Eberhardt. Phil's new CD, Robots and Romance, is a collection of twelve "short films"in song, inspired by the dramatic stories found at drive-in movie theaters.. Each song takes the perspective of a different character in a compelling personal narrative- a desperate man attempts a bank robbery, an amateur radio DJ holds his community together during Hurricane Katrina, a group of miners struggle to survive in a cave-in. A cast of Phil's favorite musicians bring the songs to life, including Brendan Coyle on drums, Jeff Kimball on mandolin and keys, Wayne Davison on sax, and Gary Moon on vocals and percussion.