I met Phil King when he taped a segment for the radio show. I instantly liked him. He is a very friendly person, open, intelligent and easy to talk with. Today I am writing about his music. If you combined Harry Chapin, Jim Croce and a bit of Neil Diamond, well, you’d have Phil. WWEZ, The Island’s Easy radio has been playing several of Phil’s songs. Listener’s love his easy going style and the fact that his music brings a smile to their faces. You may have heard and enjoyed “In The Golden Isles” and “American Made”, a song which celebrates our country.
Unlike so many performers these days, Phil writes, plays and sings his own music. You won’t hear the music of other artists when you attend his local engagements. Phil tells a story with his music. There may be a reprise that repeats through the song, but this is not music that goes on and on with the same words repetitively going through four to five minutes of what I have difficulty calling music.
Georgia born and raised, Phil’s musical journey has taken him from coast to coast, appearing at the famous Roxy Theatre in California, back in the day. He’s rubbed shoulders with the best throughout his career. He spent years living in Atlanta, holding the position of president of the Georgia Music Industry Association, Inc. I believe Phil is a master at what he does!
Click to hear “Gorgeous Day”
His newest release is Gorgeous Day. It’s a happy go lucky tune that makes you want to get in that convertible he sings about and head for the beach. If you want to hear Phil in live performance you have the opportunity on the first Wednesday of each month at Sea Palms. I’ve got November 5th on my calendar!