About Phil Proctor

Hailed as one of Mobile, Alabama's favorite singers and guitarists, Phil Proctor sings and plays an American mixture of bluegrass, folk, vintage country, 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. Musical partners with Clanton, Alabama native Walon Smith since 1989, Phil and Walon enjoy an artistic collaboration that is part tent revival, part county fair, and part family reunion.  As a member of the Dog River Boys, his vocals and mandolin have helped define that band's sound since their inception in 2001. (www.walonsmith.com; www.dogriverboys.com)

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 U.S. History, World Geography, and Southern Culture.  He has been on the faculty at McT since 1995. (www.mcgill-toolen.org)