You Don't Know My Mind
Recall the sounds of a Delta juke joint or a Chicago rent party with Phil's swinging repertoire of real blues in the style of the pre-war masters such as Tampa Red Kokomo Arnold and others. "You Don't My Mind" is a collection of great songs - some familiar to blues fans, some not so well known - arranged by Phil and played on a selection of resonator and wood guitars in both slide and finger styles to accompany his authentic vocals, and using piano, mandolin and sousaphone accompaniments. Phil has produced a CD that recreates the feel of this great music without playing note for note covers. He has entertained audiences all over England. His previous (2001) CD "Step it up & Go!" was well received and got an excellent review in "Blues in Britain". Originally from the North-east of England and now based in Kent, Phil has been a blues fan since the 60's, and, having studied with such masters as John Jackson, Louisiana Red and Jerry Ricks, has been performing for the last 10 years, playing in pubs, clubs and at festivals. The most common comment on his performances is "... that sounds just like the old records....". An accomplished slide and finger-picking guitarist Phil also gives tuition and workshops in blues finger-picking and slide guitar.