Phil never intended to go solo, but Hurricane Dennis back in 2005 changed all that. He's been playing Callaghan's Irish Social Club ever since. Regular gigs also include Ashland Midtown Pub, Joe Cain Cafe, Jack's by the Tracks (Pascagoula), The Tiki (Gautier), and the Tin Cow (Pensacola). Lots of vintage everything...everything. Originals, too. Y'all come.
Phil & Walon
Phil & Walon have been playing together since 1989 and have forged the kind of sound that epitomizes the classic brother duet style of the golden era of country music. They play bluegrass, folk, lots of vintage country, and a little of everything else--really.
Phil (lead guitar), Walon Smith (bass), and Ken Adams (drums) started playing together in the 1980s. They formed Daddy Longlegs in the 1990s and haven't looked back. Vintage rock & roll from the 1950s into the 1980s with a few tunes from outside the box. This is a very high energy power trio.
Dog River Boys
Suburban Jazz Quartet
Formed in 2001, the Dog River Boys (www.dogriverboys.com) quickly became one of the Gulf Coast's premier bluegrass bands. Their sole cd release, Caroline, contained 14 original compositions and was produced by Pat Murphy of Delta Reign (www.deltareign.com) It has received airplay across the Southeast and in Canada. Straight ahead bluegrass--from Bill Monroe to covers of pop and rock songs--the DRB specializes in authentic American string band music. Phil (mandolin), Fred Donovan (guitar), Tracy Slay (dobro), and James Adkins (bass) are sometimes joined by Johnny Morris (banjo), Cassidy Coonce (fiddle), and other area bluegrass pickers.
The Suburban Jazz Quartet features area musicians Sean Worrell (keys), Jojo Morris (bass), Jimmy Roebuck (drums), and Phil (guitar). The SJQ plays jazz standards from Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Herbie Hancock and many others as well as show tunes, ballads, and much, much more. Cool sounds from Suburbia.
Acoustic Americana; a blend of originals and covers (John Hiatt, Ry Cooder, Randy Newman, obscure blues and folk) by Steve Varnes (guitar, vocals), Stan Foster (bass, vocals), and Phil Proctor (mandolin, guitar, vocals). Often augmented by Timmy Dennis (guitar, vocals), Jose Santiago (congas), and Jef Funk (harmonica).
Think Antonio Carlos Jobim meets Kenny Burrell meets Herbie Mann meets Burt Bacharach meets Sergio Mendes in an elevator. Bossa nova, cool jazz, and chill pop from the 1950s-1970s. Phil Proctor (guitar, vocals), Sara Smith (flute), Nathan Shiver (bass), and Joel Andrews (percussion).