2013. This coming Saturday, June, 8th, I'll be at The Chophouse at LaPrades Marina. On the 9th, I leave for a whirlwind tour in New Mexico. Wednesday, June, 12th...... KTAO Radio in Taos. (in the bar) Friday, June 14th..... The Colfax Tavern In Cimarron. Saturday, 15th.... The Fine Art & Wine Festival, Red River. Sunday, 16th.... The Fine Art & Wine Festival, Red River. Sunday Evening, 16th... Concert at the Community House, Red River. If you're close, please stop by and say "hello".
The Country Pie with Jimmy Rose and I, played in a new place in London back in the
late sixties (1969 I think) called the Master Robert Motel. They had
music seven nights a week and a board at the front of the stage with the
name of the band for each night. When we started playing there
regularly they put our name on a board. On the reverse side was the name
of the band who had just left. It was Mungo Jerry!!
I love Gretsch guitars. Even the new ones made
in Japan are great!! My first Gretsch was the 6120, Chet Atkins model, circa
1960. I still have it and it is still going strong. Check out the
I have decided to try a wireless setup. The first receiver and the microphone arrived today. It sounded good enough that I ordered the second receiver, a feedback controller and a new four space rack. The guitar works well without a preamp. Hope all this lives up my expectations.
2 x Line-6 XDV75TR digital wireless systems
1 Countryman E6D ear set microphone
1 Peavey feedback ferret D
1 Gator 4 space shallow rack.
Although the temperatures are not quite there, this is just about start of the summer season here in northeast Georgia. It is definitely warm enough to be outside on the deck. This Friday I'll be performing at the Chophouse in Hiawasseee and Saturday at the Chophouse located at LaPrades Marina on Lake Burton near Clayton, Georgia.
Come and join me at either of the venues. The food is great and the views..... Spectacular!!!
I started my summer season at the Chophouse at LaPrades Marina on beautiful Lake Burton, Georgia. I'm appearing on the deck almost every Saturday through the middle of September. Come and join me!!
For the rest of my schedule please visit www.philipjohnbrooks.com
Had a wonderful little tour in Texas during April. I had the pleasure of performing a house concert at the home of the famous Ham Jam in Austin. Also, Chuck Middleton joined me on his banjo and here's a link to our performance of "I'm the Coyote". Check it out on Youtube. I'm the Coyote Video.
I'm appearing at a house concert in Austin, Texas
on Wednesday, April, 13th at the house of Daren Appelt.
After appearing over most of the country
and also Europe, this is my premier appearance in Austin,
the musical capital of the world. Come on out and join me.
Here is Daren's info:
3800 Mia Tia Circle
Austin, TX 78731
During the late 70's and early 80's I performed at the Iron Horse Saloon in Alliance, Nebraska. I recently came across a video that was made of me performing there around 1981. The quality isn't so great since it was recorded on VHS, but it does show the Iron Horse during it's heyday. Phil Brooks at the Iron Horse, Alliance, Nebraska Check it out.
I was fortunate to aquire this guitar a few months ago. It is an archtop jazz styled instrument with enough volume to use acoustically. When plugged in, it has that beautiful, mellow Gretsch tone. This style, I believe, goes back to the guitars Gretsch produced in the forties.
Originally I'm from Blackpool, England, but I now live at Lake Burton, Georgia and spend part of my time in Red River, New Mexico. I've played in rock bands, Irish showbands, cabaret, solo and recorded in some really cool studios such as Philips, Marble Arch, Decca, London and Omnisound in Nashville Tennessee. I love to write songs with historical meaning, about the environment, or just observations about life. I just completed my 4th, solo album. Soon there will be a second