Why is Phil Keaggy one of my favorite guitarists? Here are four reasons, spanning nearly forty years from his days with Glass Harp (and a really cool macramé vest), through his “Alan Holdsworth period,” into the “Windham Hill era” and on to the present. Now, the second video is fairly long, but please be patient… Phil will turn himself and one guitar into an entire band by the time he’s finished with an incredible run. I hope you enjoy….
I’m throwing my guitar in the trash now.
Was one of those guys Fernando?
Okay, don’t make any hasty decisions… did I chuck my harps after watching Sonny Boy and Little Walter? No! I was inspired. Sure, I may never be as good as they are, but now I have something to aim at. Now, Aaron, if you’ll just commit to practicing 4-6 hours a day…
No, all four are Phil Keaggy.
“All four are Phil Keaggy” LOL!! Nice!
I had the chance to see Phil Keaggy in concert with Randy Stonehill…what a treat.
Bo, just remembered a funny story. I remember a girlfriend (this is several years ago) telling me about taking guitar lessons and playing with her neighbor and “how much better her neighbor was than her”!!! Turns out she was practicing with her neighbor in Costa Mesa and the neighbor was Phil himself!
Ouch! That would be a little intimidating. Didn’t you go to see Phil at Calvary Chapel with Denise in about 1982?
I liked the first and third videos the best. He had a wonderful tone on the first one, and the third one, I noticed him switching between the bridge and middle pickup selections a lot. I liked how fluidly he did jazz runs. Something to aspire to.
Yes, he’s got tone… he’s one of those guys who has an amazing range of styles.