About Phil Proctor

Hailed as one of Mobile, Alabama's favorite singers and guitarists, Phil Proctor sings and plays a mixture of bluegrass, folk, country, rock, and a little bit of everything else. His songs encompass the everyday experiences that we all have: the trials and tribulations, up and downs, and highs and lows of life, love, and loss. Phil is a founding member of the Marlow BoysDeluxe Trio, Dog River Boys, Instant Karma, and Nuke the Whales. He has been performing with Stan Foster (bass, vocals) in Phil & Foster since 2014.

Phil is also a veteran photographer and this website showcases a broad cross-section of his work.  He has been capturing the rural South with a camera since the mid-1980s. Check out the Photography page for more on Phil's art.

Married to the beautiful, hilarious, and infinitely patient Shelly Adams, the two of them have three terrific children: twin sons Jack and Sam and daughter Maggie.  The family belongs to St. Dominic parish in Mobile.

In order to support his family, music, and art, Phil has a day gig as a social studies teacher at McGill-Toolen Catholic High School in Mobile, Alabama.  Courses taught include US History, US Government, Economics, World History, World Geography, and Southern Culture.  He has been on the faculty at McT since 1995.