Philip Tyler “Phil” Keaggy (born March 23, 1951) is an American acoustic and electric guitarist and vocalist who has released more than 50 albums and contributed to many more recordings in both the contemporary Christian music and mainstream markets. He is a seven-time recipient of the GMA Dove Award for Instrumental Album of the Year, and was twice nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Gospel Album. He has frequently been listed as one of the world’s top-three “finger-style”, as well as “finger-picking”, guitarists by Guitar Player Magazine readers’ polls.
Phil Keaggy is perhaps one of the most admired guitarists in music today. His fans range from those who aspire just to be able to play Keaggy’s mistakes, to professional musicians who have been strongly influenced by his style. And in between are those who don’t play guitar, yet find solace in his beautifully penned lyrics and memorable melodies.
Phil’s solo career has spanned more than 40 years, and has included over 60 solo albums, both vocal and instrumental, 8 releases with his band, Glass Harp, as well as numerous duets and trio albums. One of the most sought after studio guitarists, Phil also continues to sell out concerts all over the United States, with his ever-changing style, ranging from rock-and-roll to fully orchestrated instrumental compositions.
One of my personal favorites is his “Salvation Army Band”.
If you’re a fan of Spotify, here’s a couple tunes to get you started:
- “County Down”: https://open.spotify.com/track/0H2kcPrmi6DWqhGHgHN7GT
- “Under The Grace”: https://open.spotify.com/track/5ApvubYt7arQ58wh9pKPa5
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