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Itanza - October 7, 2013, 3:23 pm
Hey! Saw your site and love your energy. I'm a singer in the city and looking for background/cover collaborations. Let me know if you're interested!

Ed Yavno - August 7, 2013, 10:16 am
I had a lot of fun at the Bliss Jockeys´ performance at Café Wha.

The show was full of great music, a lot of energy, and great singing by both Phil and the awesome choir. The excellent entertainment during the intermission (when Phil awarded fun t-shirts to members of the audience while the band played game-show music) added to the fun experience.

The Bliss Jockeys certainly rocked this iconic NYC venue!

Yves Greatti - July 17, 2013, 11:08 am
I had a great time attending the Bliss Jockeys show at Cafe Wha. I was impressed by the music, and the solo guitars were magic!

The lyrics were unique, funny and witty. Phil is a talented songwriter who achieved building an hour-long stream of pure joy. The Bliss Jockeys choir performed memorable moments. I also enjoyed the band's original and transcendental adaptation of Freya Shakti, that song about the Goddesses.

Phil fulfilled his promises of a great musical evening and delivered perfectly!

Alen Gnezda - June 28, 2013, 9:00 pm
The Bliss Jockeys show at Cafe Wha was an awesome, entertaining, energetic, unique, deep, enjoyable and captivating blend of great music and fun.

Phil, you are a true performer and were born to do this. Great job by the whole Bliss Jockeys-- you made a great impression on the crowd, and you connected seamlessly on many levels.

Thank you, hope to see you soon!

john hargrove - March 29, 2013, 1:29 am
Phil really taps his inner soul with every note he plays and every word he sings. It was truly a pleasure to listen to him sing!

john hargrove - March 29, 2013, 1:22 am
Great to meet you and looking forward to learning more!

Darla DEE - January 14, 2013, 3:16 pm
Hi Phil, I don't want to take up your time. I am curious if you know Jessica Culpepper? Her publishing co is linked to your site. Any information would be very helpful, thanks & keep up the good work!! Darla DEE

TJ - November 28, 2012, 8:52 pm
Love to check out new artists...if I am ever around NY we may check out your show schedule!

Kimberly - July 23, 2012, 10:54 am
You guys sounded great on Sat. night, so sorry I couldn't stay longer. Looking forward to seeing you play again.

Mary Egan - June 28, 2012, 9:58 am
Loved your show! Looking forward to the next one. Checking online for your music. GREAT lyrics and sound.

Greg Campbell - June 25, 2012, 10:58 am
Also, a haiku:

Bliss Jockeys rock on
Great show at the Bitter End
Can't wait for album!

Greg Campbell - June 25, 2012, 10:53 am
Loved The Bliss Jockeys last Thursday at The Bitter End!

Great music, great crowd. Inspired, often humorous, lyrics backed by a great sound â€" I especially liked Phil's song, 'Is It True.'

All the female singers had amazing voices. Thanks for putting on the show for us, Phil!

Peng Yang - June 25, 2012, 10:12 am
I saw The Bliss Jockeys at The Bitter End the other night. I enjoyed the whole high-energy and entertaining show. I am really impressed by beautiful voice of the choir and especially loved Phil's original song - 25 miles!

Joe Handelsman - June 22, 2012, 7:16 pm
Big fan of the ladies. Phil's music was fun and entertaining, like gospel but without the weighty God part.

Aniruddha Dutta - June 22, 2012, 7:09 pm
An enthralling and original performance by the Bliss Jockeys at the Bitter End. All of you rock!

A F - June 22, 2012, 7:03 pm
I am really happy to see people doing what they really love and that you are getting support from your family and friends. Aside from the talent and hardwork involved, I admire your courage to share your life story and aspirations.

Pari Pakalapati - June 22, 2012, 6:59 pm
Phil, your Bliss Jockeys show at The Bitter End last night was a pleasure! Thanks for inviting.

Scott Besner - June 22, 2012, 6:20 pm
I loved the show - my toes kept tapping and my hands kept clapping. The fun being had on stage was only outdone by the fun in the audience

Oh .. and "Hell yeah!" - that was great

Maria Mei - June 22, 2012, 6:11 pm
I enjoyed high energy and fun music; soul-bearing and witty lyrics. My favorite is "I see the sign for Boston and I go the other way."

Kevin Kimmel - June 22, 2012, 6:08 pm
I saw The Bliss Jockeys at The Bitter End last night-- Phil did a great job, very impressive and fun to watch.

David McCreary - June 22, 2012, 5:41 pm
Just saw the Bliss Jockeys in a show at The Bitter End last night. It was great fun and a very uplifting experience, unlike anything I've ever experienced in such kind of venue.

Really liked the variety of voices in the all-female choir and watching Phil sweat playing the harmonica and guitar at the same time.

Edwin Marcial - June 22, 2012, 5:35 pm
Phil and the Bliss Jockeys put on a high-energy, entertaining show at The Bitter End last night. Loved the harmonica playing and all the female singers were fantastic, especially on Hallelujah!

Robert Laorno - June 22, 2012, 5:28 pm
I'd like to thank Phil, Josh and the rest of the Bliss Jockey gang for putting on a terrific show last night. It was a real collaborative effort by a bunch of talented singers.

If I had to pick a favorite song, I would say that Transcendental Cowboy gets my vote. I look forward to their next event!

Tony Lowe - June 22, 2012, 5:24 pm
Phil rocks the harmonica!

While not all of the girls sang solos, every one of them who did sing a solo had a unique, pleasing voice and style. Overall, the BJ's performance was very musical and entertaining.

William Defilippis - June 22, 2012, 5:20 pm
Saw the Bliss Jockeys at the Bitter End the other night and the combination of fast-paced, well-written songs played with verve by the instrumentalists, a charismatic lead singer in Phil, and a group of talented women singing with the Jockeys made for a memorable night.

It was the kind of show that for the time they were playing it transported me to another place I would much rather be (especially on a moving version of "hallelujah"), and for that alone it was special.

Udai Mody - June 22, 2012, 5:13 pm
Wouldn't mind hearing 'Is it true' one more time, what a song! Was fortunate enough to hear Phil and the entire group of Bliss Jockeys put on a spectacular show at The Bitter End last night.

Chandra Madathil - June 22, 2012, 5:07 pm
Phil and Bliss Jockeys had a wonderful show at The Bitter End last night. I enjoyed every bit of it ... the beautiful voice of Female singers, spectacular performance by Josh on guitars and above all wonderful performance by Phil! Looking forward to the next one and plan to bring my wife along.


Harris Zaki - May 26, 2012, 1:29 pm
I had the pleasure to listen to Phil perform last Sat during a Music Night & thoroughly enjoyed his performance.

The songs, including Dreamer's Song and Lay Aside your Heroes were beautifully performed, with very thought provoking lyrics & great music.

He also sang a cover of Bruce Springsteen's Ain't Got You (and did so very well!), showing his great versatility. Look forward to his next performance!

Matt Weber - May 20, 2012, 10:05 pm
I recently had the pleasure to attend a Music Night, and, while all the acts revolved in some way around either the voice or the acoustic guitar (or both), there was also an incredible variety of styles represented, from traditional Spanish and Latin-American guitar forms, to 90's alternative rock, to folk. I really loved both Phil Robinson's and Raymond Arnold's original songs, which managed the most difficult of pop balancing acts, being at once catchy and thought-provoking.

Carrie Chapman, Center for Symbolic Studies - May 20, 2012, 9:43 pm
We really appreciated having Phil Robinson and his band, The Bliss Jockeys, contribute their talent and enthusiasm by performing live music at this year's Beltane Festival.

I especially enjoyed the range of vocal talent they showcased!

jim - April 11, 2012, 12:07 am
no way to make contact for booking? I'm booking for Beltane, contact me...

Raymond Arnold - January 24, 2012, 10:22 am
Saw Phil perform his song, "Blue Skies" at a recent culture circle. Loved the imagery as well as the message!

Alice Cascardi - January 22, 2012, 11:47 pm
Phil's songs express his personal journey in a way that is relevant to the listener.

Leo Izraelit - January 22, 2012, 5:30 pm
Phil is a wonderful storyteller. His guitar playing serves as the backdrop, and both his voice and lyrics invite you to take part in the journey.

Samantha - January 21, 2012, 9:38 pm
If phil's music came on shuffle during a dreary day while sipping tea, it would bring a smile to the listener's face and make one forget about the rain.

Frank Bianchini - January 21, 2012, 8:15 pm
Happy to "have been there" during the Culture Circle meeting on Friday Jan 20. Looking forward to getting Phil's newly formulated schedule of upcoming Saturday-based performances.

Comparable to what his website's states, "...From rollicking fun through to mournful insight,..." the two songs Phil sang on Friday night Jan 20, namely "Blue Skies" and "Leaving Home," ranged from joy to sorrow, entertaining us - - and serving as a poignant reminder of our Human Condition.

Albert Wang - January 21, 2012, 2:47 pm
The Blue Skies and the Leaving Home are very impressive. I am wondering if the Blue means sad in America. But Phil's Blue Skies is a complete Sunshine song. The Leaving Home is too heavy for me.

maureen - January 14, 2012, 5:32 pm
your music has a really nice vibe. Like it. Looking forward to catching a live performance. :-)

Aurelio Rapp - January 1, 2012, 11:52 am
What can be said about Phil Robinson combination of Bob Dylan with with an incredible voice. His lyrics straight from the heart. Passion,talent and business smarts. Such a gem of talent. Check this guys music out.

Tim D - December 20, 2011, 11:16 am
Hey Phil-
Great meeting you in the Berkshires the other weekend. The 5 mile (ok, 4) run in the hills was definitely a highlight. The highlight of the highlight was you singing Blue Skies as we ran. It made for a memorable run. I'm really looking forward to hearing it with a guitar or two.


Courtnie Jean - December 14, 2011, 9:33 am
Yeah! Thanks for the add :D It was lovely to meet you, you're fantastic company at drunk-hippie parties, and your music was a welcome treat at the end of the night -- if only I'd have checked my wallet for that pick!

Hollie - July 12, 2011, 6:53 pm
Thank God! Soomene with brains speaks!

Monko - April 24, 2011, 3:35 pm
You're awesome! I can't wait to hear you play again! :)

Rob Miller - April 12, 2011, 5:40 am
I enjoyed your site

Pokerspiel - September 30, 2010, 10:32 am
I always motivated by you, your thoughts and way of thinking, again, appreciate for this nice post.

- Murk

Sam from Dinglehop - July 27, 2010, 8:27 am
What your hopes and dreams and secret fears?

bruno mars - May 6, 2010, 4:05 am
I was trying to add your RSS feed to my reader, but it didn't work. =/ Any ideas on other ways to subscribe to your site?


Cris - March 11, 2010, 12:37 pm
Hi Phil, are you going to the meetup on March 12? Drop me a line.

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Jessica - February 9, 2010, 12:17 am
YOU ROCKED last night!

I am in love with your foot stomping, head banging, guitar rocking, harmonica blazing, crazy fun/positive stage presence, all around FUN being!! :)

Arnell Dowret, ETFF - December 22, 2009, 1:02 am
We were glad to have Phil as a guest on our radio show, Equal Time for Freethought, on WBAI.

His insight and clarity on the topics of comparative mythology and non-intellectual approaches to conveying knowledge and wisdom were very much appreciated by us and by our listeners.

new years eve san francisco 2010 - December 10, 2009, 7:03 pm
You are the greatest!

Are you gonna be in the San Francisco area this NYE?

Lucy andrews - November 18, 2009, 5:31 pm
Reading your article in Parabola -- I noticed you wrote you didn't know where the pic was taken. I'm quite sure the photo is from what was then the main auditorium at Sarah Lawrence -- Reisinger? Probably all different now, it was a pretty grim room. I am somewhere IN that photo..... He had stopped teaching regularly, but he gave lectures.....

Frank Ciulla - September 22, 2009, 12:32 pm
Phil Robinson's voice is both earnest and masculine.

His lyrics hold your attention like the words of a good storyteller.

creighton blinn - September 20, 2009, 10:11 pm
I just wanted to say that I enjoyed hearing you perform at Culture Circle Friday night. It was the first time I had heard you sing, and I was struck by the strength of your voice. It was engaging and definitely contributed to the power of the songs.

Speaking of the songs, they were a well chosen pair. The Springsteen song fit well with the original showing both your influences, as well as how you've found your own voice. I also liked the "Leaving Home" for the songwriting; you chose your words and phrases well for making the emotions more vivid.

All in all, I look forward to hearing more of your work in the future.


Ben Friedman - September 20, 2009, 7:12 pm
Hey Phil,

Always appreciate hearing your music...your sound has a spiritual yearning and authenticity to it that is both emotionally resonant and entertaining at the same time, and is definitely inspiring.

I really like how you express not only joy in the music and performance itself, but also, through them, a joy in the life-journey behind their production. Looking forward to hearing more original stuff to come!


Suzanne Peebles - September 20, 2009, 1:27 am
Hi Phil,
I thought your song Leaving Home was powerful at Culture Circle last night. It was very Springsteenian and went along well with the Springsteen song you sang right before it.

That kind of story between parents and children is a very American thing, and usually it's done in a very cliche way. But your line, "a father's anger tells you what a mother's love don't know," is profound and has depth-- it makes it very universal.

Also, your singing has a great vulnerability to it, which draws people in.

With sweetness,

Xenia Kramida - September 19, 2009, 3:14 am
Hey Phil!
I loved watching you play guitar in Jessica's band at Cafe Wha last night-- the way you played and moved with the guitar was so engaging.

I was enjoying the entire show, but I've got to say you simply radiated not just beautiful music, but great energy and joy, too, and it was so focused on your lead - way beyond simply taking your cues from Jessica, - that it was drawing us in (well, me anyway), drawing us toward her. That added a degree of involvement with the stage, with the performance, that a lot of big-name bands fail to accomplish, and - well, I loved it.

Keep up the great work, and I'm looking forward to hearing you again, both with Jessica and with your own stuff. Cheers!

Ron Buchheim - July 22, 2009, 5:05 pm
Hey Phil,

Your line, "the only way out is right through the middle" is such wise advice that it's become a bit of a mantra for me--it pops up in my mind periodically as a sort of inner guide, maybe because of singing it out loud repeatedly with the rest of the audience during your performance...!

See you next Wednesday,

princess - July 21, 2009, 3:25 pm
Hi Phil, princess Pam here. Doing a lot of gigs in small places lately. Playing Sava Polish Rest on Grove St in JC 8pm Sat and Gizzi's Cafe on W. 8 St. in NYC Thu. 8/6. Hope 2 c u at 1 of yr gigs soon!

Dennis Greenwood - July 21, 2009, 11:55 am
Hey Dude it's good to hear you sing
Esalen was a great experience
I Am a great Esalen Massage Therapist
Look forward to another trip there soon

Gerald Clarke - June 21, 2009, 4:22 pm
Hi Phil this is a shoutout from a blast from the recent past. Keep on keeping on with your musical adventures. One day I may just show up at one of your shows to check out musical offerings.

Bowie Snodgrass, FAITH HOUSE Manhattan - June 18, 2009, 10:04 am
The Faith House Living Room gathering that Phil Robinson led was one of our best: his passionate musical performances complimented a succinct overview of Joseph Campbell's 'mythological perspective', leading us to understand how the 1968 photos taken of earth from space (ubiquitous today, especially around "Earth Day") have changed our collective story from one where communities survive by separating and isolating themselves, to realizing our need to be inter-dependent.

We invited Phil to our year-old inter-faith community as a dynamic speaker and artist, with a strong track record of starting and nurturing spiritual and creative communities in New York City.

He shared how encountering Joseph Campbell has shaped his own spiritual journey and inspired us to embrace the ways our religions are adapting to the changing circumstances of inter-dependent life in the 21st century.

Geoff - June 18, 2009, 9:59 am
i love hallelujah! great stylings on your version!

Ebbe - June 10, 2009, 9:46 am
Hi Phil,

I can't make any of the June shows because I'm in rehearsals for a new play but after the second week in July, I will be free to come out and support! Blessings baby

Adi - June 9, 2009, 8:54 pm
Sorry I haven't seen your show, but I'm so happy with all that I see you're doing. Keep up the good work :).

Steve Gerringer - June 4, 2009, 10:43 am
I saw your video of Hallelujah-- Haunting, enchanting, simple and sweet ... Thanks for this gem in my day.

Leonard Cohen's songs are so poignant and powerful - but given his unique phrasing and style, covering a Cohen song is fraught with peril as there is no imitating the man. I've seen a few people stumble badly - every measure, can't help but compare the original.

The only way to sing a Cohen song is to make it your own, deep from the heart, with your own soulful spin - and you do exactly that. Watching your video I wasn't listening to a Leonard Cohen tune, but a Phil Robinson song.

Ira Mitchell Regina - June 1, 2009, 2:07 am
I felt happy listening to you play.

Compositionally, your lyrics were substantive and honest, sharing your life with the audience displayed an authenticity that was emotionally engaging.

Your guitar playing was crisp, fluid and strong, you made difficult passages look easy. Intellectually, I was inspired by the years of discipline, persistence and preparation necessary to convey such comfort with an instrument.

Creativity permeates through your music initiating a spiritually uplifting experience for the audience, it's obvious you love what you're doing.

Warm Regards,


Kevin Wilson - May 24, 2009, 11:45 pm
Your version of Hallelujah is great!!!

Su Polo - May 22, 2009, 10:47 pm
Hi Phil, that's a very soulful rendition of Hallelujah. Leonard Cohen is such a dark and delirious writer.

I did also enjoy your "Dreamer's Song." I especially like your accompaniment on harp. Not everybody plays such good and complementary melodies to the guitar and song on harp. You have a great ability there beyond most.

Best regards,

Vicky Katz - May 22, 2009, 5:21 pm
I really enjoyed the show. Phil's songs were so energetic and fun, and Katie has a very beautiful voice. It was my first time at the "intimate night of music" and I'll definitely go to another show.

ViVi - May 22, 2009, 12:11 pm
Hey there Philbert! When did you get that name?

I missed your birthday, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I've been secretly watching all your u-Tube videos and listening to your tunes. I've already seen most of these videos before. But, I have to say, your energy is still there.

After 15+ years of high-energy, soul-searching, passionate music, you're still going and going and going. Amazing. Looks like you're touching a lot of people Phil. That's a great thing. A person's health & motivation is strongly connected to their heart & soul.

Continue on living your dream! Come by NC sometime!

Mina - May 22, 2009, 9:53 am
I almost cried during Prague and Annie's Song. Those songs gave me chills down my back they were so beautiful!

I couldn't believe how much emotion you put into your singing. I've never seen a musician put that much emotion into their singing before.

Lisa Jubilee - May 21, 2009, 3:14 pm
The double acoustic showcase on May 16th was my first NY musicians meetup group event and I'm hooked. I went to hear great music and meet friendly, talented, artists and that is just what happened.

Phil and Katie were captivating, each in their original ways. On top of being superb musicians they are cool people too.

Hayko's Turkish Carpets was the perfect venue. It was comfortable, relaxed and we were served Turkish tea in between sets. How can you go wrong with that kind of hospitality? Looking forward to the next one!

Nadya Peeva, StorySpiral NYC - May 20, 2009, 3:56 pm
Thank you for being one of our speakers (and also for doubling as musical guest!) at our StorySpiral NYC panel on Community-- the story you shared of how the Roomful of Sky creative community has come together and grown organically over the past couple of years, and as a result has enabled so many of its members to become more successful in their individual creative pursuits, was genuinely inspiring to our members. Many of them came away from the evening electrified and with a renewed sense of possibility as to what can be accomplished when 'following your bliss', and when creating a community context that helps others to do so as well.

Also, the two songs you sang for us throughout the evening, Dreamer's Song and Blue Skies, really did make the theme of the evening come more alive and vivid for everyone there. It was perfect music for the event, and really helped the night to become a very special occasion for all in attendance.

It'd be great to have you back for a full program of your own, rather than being only one member of a larger panel. We would certainly get a lot out of it-- let's talk soon and see what we can come up with.

Michele - May 9, 2009, 3:00 pm
Hey Phil,

I was really glad to be part of Thursday, and I'm generally so grateful to be part of this eclectic, off-beat, and loving community.

You're a multi-talented and multi-layered person-- from the perspective of someone a little older than you, I'm just in awe of how much you've created and done already, and especially the many lives you've touched and enriched.

You're a very inspiring person and I hope you receive all the recognition you deserve.

Take care!

Davido - May 9, 2009, 12:36 pm
The Uncle Mike's gig was a great way to celebrate Phil's birthday and to showcase all the voices of Roomful of Sky Records. All distinct, all powerful, and all lending themselves to a greater whole.

San - May 8, 2009, 1:32 pm
What a great idea, throwing a birthday gig at Uncle Mike's! The music was great, as always, and I loved the warm, happy vibe that was coming from the music and the performers! Love it!!! : )

Toby G. - May 7, 2009, 3:56 pm
I had a great time at Uncle Mike's the other night! A musician with masterly ability, technique, and personal style. - What more can you ask for!? Thanks, Phil!

Carolyn O. - May 6, 2009, 7:43 pm
Congratulations on a great year and for your performce last month @ Uncle MIke's with so many friends.
'wishing you another year of joy and music.

Marc Oromaner - April 27, 2009, 9:09 pm
Seeing Phil in his own band for the first time felt a lot like seeing a next generation Bruce Springsteen-- the more folksy Bruce who might sing a Woody Guthrie tune. There isn't really a lot of live music out there that can rock out with folksy numbers including a very soulful rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" that rivaled that of Jeff Buckley.

At the end of the performance, I asked a friend if Phil performs any original tunes. I was informed that two of them had been. I was surprised that a young city-dweller such as Phil could write such toe-tappingly delicious folk tunes that sounded as authentic to my ear as the virtuoso artists he threw into the night's repertoire. And I don't mean folk like with banjos and moonshine jugs. There is definitely an urban spin to Phil's music. I might even go so far as to say that he's creating his own category. Whatever you call it, it serves as a refreshing and energizing departure from the sameo-sameo rock bands you tend to find in NYC bars.

Looking forward to the next performance.

Marc Taurisano - April 27, 2009, 6:42 pm
Thursday night's show at Uncle Mike's was a moving and memorable experience. The camaraderie Phil shares with his accompanying performers was palpable, elevating the music to an even higher level.

I hope before long I'll get another chance to see this ensemble in action together!

Chloe Park - April 27, 2009, 3:42 pm
We live in a time where music is either too commercial or too obscure for a person like me to sink myself into. What was really great about Phil's show is that not only the tunes and the talents spoke for themselves, but it created a magical atmosphere in which one feels as though they were part of the set.

Phil is not only a gifted musician himself, but he also has a great taste when it comes to choosing his guest musicians. I look forward to more of this goodness!

Jaymee - April 27, 2009, 9:11 am
Great Performance! Phil is such a talented singer/songwriter and so amazing with the acoustic.

Sandy - April 26, 2009, 8:38 pm
OK you finally have won me over.... to buy "Hallelujah" a song I never heard before you played it back in Nov? at Red Lion??? now I'm hooked! Whose version do you recommend?..... of course my first preference would be to buy your wonderful version from last night on itunes!!!

Oz Middleton - April 25, 2009, 3:56 pm
Great show, I especially liked 'If I should fall behind'.

Also 'I've been everywhere' was good in that it made you work hard to keep up with the lyrics (hehe), and there was one where the lead singers rotated I think it was 'Hallelujah'.

All in all very entertaining.

Gopi - April 16, 2009, 6:42 pm
Hi Phil, Happy Birthday!! Hope you remember me...I was your colleague in Citigroup. Best Wishes.

James Jacob Pierri - April 16, 2009, 11:49 am
Happy birthday you hot Aries man you! lol
Long time no see!

Sandy Noble - March 16, 2009, 10:03 pm
Phil, It was great to see you again as a solo act! Your songs and performance are really coming together! I think it was your best solo gig thus far. Hell yeah!
Best wishes for continued musical success! Sandy

Ebbe - March 12, 2009, 11:59 am
Hi sweetness, I will not be able to make it to this particular show but keep me on your e-mail roster and I will surprise you one of these days. I mighty thrilled that you are still keeping at your dreams, your goals...keep riding til the wheels fall off! Peacefully, ~Ebbe~

Pat Williams - March 9, 2009, 4:54 am
Cool Site.

Alan Parker - March 8, 2009, 9:58 am
Hi Phil, I have'nt heard anything from the group in awhile, except from Oz. I'll look at my calendar. All the best if I don't see you this time. Alan

Brandon - March 7, 2009, 3:19 pm
Hey Phil,

It was great meeting you at Sandy's party. I really enjoyed your set. Your songs have a warmth and sincerity that shines through. Hope to see you soon.


sandy - February 26, 2009, 10:16 am
Thanks for playing at my party....I loved it all......say Hell yeah!!

Hell yeah!! My friend thought you have the talent, looks, stage presence to make it big!!

I have some nice photos of you will send soon.

see you soon! hope you are well,

Becky River - February 26, 2009, 9:36 am
Hey Phil,

I loved your song on Friday night, and especially what you said about about how the community you had imagined years earlier when writing that song (Song of Friendship) had actually come to fruition with the Culture Circle years later. It is a gift to be part your story and an honor to be your friend.

With love and gratitude,

Elisa - February 25, 2009, 7:40 pm
Hi Phil,

I just wanted to tell you what a wonderful time I had at Sandy's b-day party hearing you play and then having the chance to perform with you.

I only got to hear you perform Transcendental Cowboy, but I immediately loved how warm and vibrant your stage presence was and how you pulled everyone into the song with audience participation.

Plus, ever since I sang White Rabbit with you, I've made it a permanent staple in my repertoire thanks to your support and excellent guitar playing.

Again, I'm so glad to have met you.


Chuck Heery - December 2, 2008, 8:16 am
With a great mix of rollicking and mournful insight Phil just keeps getting better each time I see him play.

And "Fade Away" gets me every time.

Mary Lannon - November 16, 2008, 11:35 pm
Building on the tradition of great rock storytellers like Bruce Springsteen and Steve Earle, Phil Robinson's songs tell stories of the search for identity, for meaning and for love.

He's also a great showman with a gift for self-mockery that goes well with his penchant for big thoughts on the big issues.

Listening to this singer songwriter is both seriously thought provoking and seriously a good time.

Kitch - November 13, 2008, 10:32 pm
It was great to hear Phil do a whole set. My favorite tunes are Eyes Turned Low and Fade Away and I think the songs are really well written.

Although, it was hard not to sing along with Hallelujah, your version was really passionate and just a pleasure to listen to. We Love Phil!

and... Jason should write musicals -- not like Oklahoma ---but musicals like Spring Awakening. He's got a gift. Totally great night for music. -- Kim and Rich

Jamie Scott Blair - November 12, 2008, 11:52 pm
Hayko's Turkish Carpets provided excellent acoustics and a unique atmosphere, complimenting some superb setlists from Phil Robinson & Jason Vitelli.

Raivenne - November 12, 2008, 8:26 pm
You are an excellent lyricist Phil - a poet/storyteller set to music. It was awesome watching you perform at Hayko's last Saturday. So many thanks yet again for returning the haunting beauty of "Hallelujah" to me. I look forward to hearing more from you.

Sandy Noble - November 11, 2008, 10:55 pm
Totally enjoyed your solo show at The Red Lion. I love your melodies, lyrics and especially love your harmonica playing with acoustic guitar. Congratulations and keep me posted on future events! x sandy

Marianne - November 11, 2008, 7:06 pm
Hey Philo,

Your storytelling talents and stellar musicianship on guitar and harmonica continue to evolve in directions that certainly blast through the walls of your room full of sky...


Marc Taurisano - November 4, 2008, 5:39 pm
Great work last night at Kenny's, Phil.

I loved both your songs, but the mile a minute, tongue-twisting vocals on that first one really blew me away. I'm looking forward to hearing you backed up by your full band sometime.


Katie Letts - November 4, 2008, 8:23 am
Hey there, slick! It was so awesome getting to hear you play last night.

I was already impressed when you charismatically started singing/playing Johnny Cash, but then was completely blown away when you added harmonica into the mix with your 99 Days song.

You rocked my socks off and I would love to jam with you some time. Cheers!

Ginny Kuhn - October 13, 2008, 6:01 pm
Hey my daughter Kathleen saw you in Prospect Park, her hang out...She attends any concert she can with her friends in the park. Her school, Bishop Ford Catholic HS is near by and she will be graduating this June with honors...takes after her dad, not me LOL Keep up the great work

Bobby Kane - October 8, 2008, 2:52 pm
It was great jamming with you at Kenny's Castaways. I dig your songs and hope to get to play with you again some time soon.

Rock on. Don't forget to let me open for you at the Garden.

Annika Nadolny - September 26, 2008, 12:08 pm
I didn't know you were also drawing!

The pictures are absolutely cool...I like that style!

How long have been doing this? Looks very professional...have you been to an arts school?

Cory - September 15, 2008, 11:54 am
Phil mixes the gritty vocal of the late Johnny Cash with the soul and beauty of Edwin McCain and Andrew McMahon. Particulalrly the one about that girl in, that was stuck in my head for DAYS.

Mina Pariyar - September 7, 2008, 4:25 pm
Loved your songs.
Particularly Transcendental Cowboy!
sorry about missing a couple of songs!
I had to get to school early in the morining.
I am starting to introduce your music to some of my friends at school and they love it!

Hope to see you again!


Jason V. - September 7, 2008, 1:01 am
Got one of your songs in my head

Have 'Without a Fight' in my head and it's inspiring me to get through the day so I can practice tonight! Hope your day is going well.


Sandra Noble - September 5, 2008, 4:45 pm
loved the show! and of course your music. so happy also that you played blue skies!!! since I got to play that w you at the meet up! fun also by now I know transcendental cowboy and also loved hearing it and your covers.

I felt for you with the heat, sweating!!! and problems with the microphone....couldn't tell you were nervous or shaken by it in shone through yourself. you have a good stage presence.

Sorry Mina had school and started asking me to leave 2 songs prior to when we left!

I kept saying 1 more song! but in fairness to her early schedule, I had to get her home.

anyway be well and keep me posted on your shows and Jason's.

Nadya - September 5, 2008, 2:34 pm
Thank you, Phil, for playing guitar for me and inviting me to sing the U2
song during your show last night - you have no idea what this REALLY meant
for me!!!!!!!

You and Jason sounded AMAZING - I was blown away and had the BEST time
listening to your sets. I just feel so blessed to be able to call such
unique, extraordinary, immensely gifted, beautiful souls my friends!

Julieanne - September 5, 2008, 11:44 am
I was very impressed by your vocals- you obviously have a great talent and I think one of these days you will be " discovered"!

Don't forget us when you are hanging out with bruce springsteen and bon jovi.

Have a great weekend!

San - September 5, 2008, 11:10 am
You were great at Fortune Cookie last night - a true performer who continued to entertain despite the technical difficulties : ) Looking forward to your next gig!

Eliza - September 5, 2008, 11:07 am
Your show at Fortune Cookie last night was so awesome!

I think you sounded great and even with the technical difficulties - it did not ruin anything. I thought it was great to do your last song acoustic! True performer!

The 'Phil Karaoke' was an awesome idea too...

Neil Wardleworth - August 22, 2008, 1:00 pm
Heard 2 of your songs at Kenny's, and enjoyed both. Performed well, and all round nice chap.Cheers.

granny joy c (joyce andrea r) - August 21, 2008, 6:31 pm
Hello Phil Robinson -

Recently, I saw and heard you perform at Kenny's Kastaways and was impressed by the depth of your music as well as your lyrics -- and -- the passion in which you performed your work(s).

Afterwards, i has the pleasure to speak to you about the group you founed -- and while waiting to speak to you to get some information, I witnessed a derivative of the same "passion" in your speaking to others re their art and the group.

Gabrielle - August 19, 2008, 11:32 pm
I recently saw Phil play at Kenny's Castaways, and the first thing I noticed was the way he moved with his guitar, very Bob Dylan esque. Like Dylan, Phil likes to put his whole body into the music, which makes him a great performer to watch.

Rob Hellmann - August 19, 2008, 11:23 pm
Phil, those songs you played at Kenny's Castaways last night were great- you have a lot of talent!

Lisa Trenary - August 10, 2008, 2:25 pm
Thank you so much for that awesome performance!!! You are an incredible performer, a real joy to see. You have so much emotion behind your lyrics; it's not very often that a song can bring me that close to tears (you know what I'm talking about:)).
I can't wait to see your next set- please keep me informed. I'd love to see you rock out again!!!

Sara - August 4, 2008, 12:12 am
I had a wonderful time last satuday. Everything's really good. Especially, your singing was the most great part for me.

"Hallelujah"....My favorite.... Honestly, I was crying when you were singing "Hallelujah".

Well, what made me cry and what did i get from them?

One thing I can say now is that, you could knock on the door which was at the bottom of the heart.

Thank you for the great performing.

Jess - July 31, 2008, 10:27 am
Your show rocked! It was the best I've seen so far. I was very impressed with your cover of "Hallelujah" :)

Todd Louis - July 30, 2008, 8:53 am
Well Phil Really enjoyed the show the other night Your a great guitar player and wonderful songwriter.
Your put out 150% into you performance and an easy going atmosphere!
Way to go man! Keep it up.!


Dan W - July 29, 2008, 5:58 pm
I don't have the same name as you, and I'm not a student from England, but I can tell great show when I see (hear) it!

Hayk Oltaci - July 29, 2008, 5:37 pm
The shows keep getting better and better, your concert with Jessica on Saturday was the best one yet


Phil Robinson - July 3, 2008, 4:43 am
hi i have the same name as you! I am a student from England.

Jorge - June 17, 2008, 11:03 am
You're a generative entity. Proud to have met you and call you hermano. jorge

San - June 16, 2008, 10:11 am
Truly soulful and heart-warming performances by both Phil Robinson and Jason Vitelli at Hayko's on the 17th of May. I also enjoyed the warm, cosy atmosphere at Hayko's.

Lisa - May 31, 2008, 3:54 pm
More of a conversation than a performer-audience experience. Phil's storytelling is intensely honest and his guitar compositions original and genuine. He's bona-fide!

Kyujung - May 26, 2008, 3:14 am
Phil, Thanks for sharing your music at Hayko's on Saturday. I've always thought when one plays music that shows who he/she truly is- I was impressed by your honesty and courage to transform your life experiences to your own music. I wish the best for your musical path!

Bronwen - May 21, 2008, 1:48 pm
Phil captivates his audience with a rare kind of presence-- you can feel every word as if he were singing to you alone. Beautiful voice and guitar, and refreshingly bluesy harmonica. Can't wait for the next solo set!

vani - May 21, 2008, 9:30 am
it was great seeing you play on saturday! beautiful acoustic guitar and harmonica, and honest, heartfelt songs.

Eric Cooper - May 21, 2008, 1:23 am
Phil - Congrats on your solo acoustic set Saturday at Hayko's. It's easy to see from the emotion you put into your songs that they are from the heart. Loved the atmosphere and your music - a great way to spend an evening.

Charlie Bethel - May 20, 2008, 12:22 pm
Thanks for your music last Saturday night, Phil! Honest and heartfelt tunes, simple and beautiful. A couple of times we couldn't applaud after the coda because we were just too moved to offend the air with our hands. Great job. Can't wait to hear more.

Peter Anderson - May 15, 2008, 3:23 pm
I really enjoy Phil's music. It comes from the heart, the pain and joy of life come through - that's what music is truly supposed to be!

amy - April 24, 2008, 6:41 am
Keep up the outstanding work and thank you.

carmen - April 21, 2008, 4:40 pm

Judy Felmeister - April 21, 2008, 8:21 am
Phil....Loved meeting you at seder on Saturday nite. AND, I agree with all the kudos that I have heard about you. Hope to see you again soon.

Emily Pepper McGrath - April 6, 2008, 12:02 pm
It was so much fun hearing Phil play at Esalen. He is sweet, soulful, and honest, and connects from the heart with his audience. Everyone was singing right along with him, creating lyrics together and cheering for more tunes. The night was magical. I wish Phil lived in LA so we could hear him play more often!

Kevin Wilson - April 5, 2008, 2:03 am
Phil rocks (and rolls). He seems to pull from a very deep place when he sings and plays. His lyrics are amazing. We heard him at Esalen on the night of my birthday, and he transformed the place. I loved it when everyone spontaneously joined in and started singing. I wanted to sing more. Phil does that for you.

Bob Cockrell - April 4, 2008, 12:14 am
Heart felt music
Well played
Well sung

Marilyn Milavsky - April 3, 2008, 12:33 pm
Phil Robinson has enriched our lives with his lyrics and deeply felt music. Our hearts are touched by his personal and soul searching words that resonnates with anyone who listens.

Lynne Kaufman - April 2, 2008, 11:19 pm
Phil's songs tell stories that linger in the heart, mind and spirit. They are fresh and moving,rich in detail and timeless. Eager to hear him perform again.

janetmarie colby - April 2, 2008, 9:14 am
What a night! Phil's songs are tender and personal, achingly real. Just like him. He's a sweet, warm performer singing straight from his heart. Good food for a listener.

Sue - February 1, 2008, 4:28 pm
Plesa let me know when you are playing again.

gino santangelo - January 10, 2008, 8:02 pm
good stuff would like to come to a meet and play will do as soon as i get time working on lots of projects studio and original chiao happy new year gino s

honesty henderson - December 9, 2007, 9:53 pm
just wanna check out your music

anne berco - November 1, 2007, 3:41 pm
Great site

Dave Forlander - October 25, 2007, 9:13 am
Phil Robinson is someone whom everyone should meet. They should come to his show and be energized by his unique, and soul-embracing feel-good music. Phil is someone who, in his own non-intrusive way, enters your life and makes it better. While listening to an amazing night of Bliss Jockey's music you will begin to see, to know, to understand and do. Can't wait for the next inspiring show, brother!

Carolyn Ota - October 16, 2007, 3:41 pm
Congrats on a successful string of performances! It was great to finally hear and see you & the Bliss Jockeys.
Best Wishes on all that's coming up next!!

Yipsy - October 15, 2007, 12:19 pm

I can relate to many of the comments here - your stories and music have touched many souls... helped us to see life from a different perspective - finding the courage to change routines, keeping a positive outlook though life is in limbo and embracing the sweet-bitterness that life has to offer.

Adam Grandt - October 11, 2007, 7:30 pm
Over the last year and a half I have had the pleasure of witnessing your journey.

From my position as a bystander (Occasional member & organizer at CC) I had the perfect view of a magical transformation.

I came to CC and the other meet ups looking for an escape from my day to day life. A life where creativity and dreams have been scarified on the alter of survival and routine.

I believe these were more or less the same reasons why you started the groups.

Over the months I observed you turning the groups into a foundation for changing your life. Integrating your love of music and creation into your "true" life.

This process seemed to revolve around you amazing music. Which I appreciate in an as of itself. To me, though, the truly amazing achievement was the transformation you have achieved. Your courage and dedication have inspired me personally, as I am sure they did many others, to start my quest toward my own "true" life.

Thank you and the best of luck in the rest of your journey.

Debbie - October 11, 2007, 12:40 pm
Hi Phil. I attended your acoustic show at Hayko's Turkish Carpets. I really enjoyed the integrity of all your music. Honest and disarming-- so much to relate to... :)

Sandy - October 11, 2007, 2:19 am
I really enjoyed listening to you perform your music. I felt very connected to your stories and songs.

A few events of the past weeks have gotten me psyched to start playing and writing music again -- meeting you and Jason has been an inspiration.

Again really enjoyed your music, guitar playing, soulful back up singers, and meeting you and Jason! I signed up for the Oct. 27 event and hopefully Mina will be able to attend.

Looking forward to it.
Best wishes,
in music inspiration


Lypso - October 10, 2007, 11:36 pm
Hi Phil keep on with the "blissings". Good to be so blissed out.

Laurel Miller - October 10, 2007, 9:40 pm
Phil: I am so pleased to have had the chance to see you and some of the other Bliss Jockeys perform "unplugged" at Hayko's last weekend. The setting was perfect for the acoustic performance. I think it is impossible to be around such a talented, energetic and fun group of people and not feel 10 X better than you did when you came in. By the way, you are a hell of a songwriter. Looking forward to the next show.

Jan - October 10, 2007, 2:46 am
Hey Phil - it was great meeting you at the Mega Meetup. I think we will be in NYC on the 27th and I'd love to stop into the Cutting Room for your Label Launch Party.

San - October 5, 2007, 2:58 pm
I'm so glad that I saw/ listened to Phil & The Bliss Jockeys at Prospect Park on 29th Sept '07. It was a fantastic performance by the band - great vocals, musicians and songs! Phil had boundless energy and I was just blown away by the experience!
Can't wait to catch the next performance! : )

Laura Wagner - October 5, 2007, 2:55 pm
i had a really good time going to see the two bands. you guys are really great and i especially loved the harmonica :). i didnt mind doing the clip board. i used to do liquor promotions which was basically the same thing, except you get a free drink if you sign up with email :)

Jan - October 5, 2007, 12:14 pm
your dreams are now your reality -- amazing!

Daniel Wislocki - October 5, 2007, 11:40 am
Phil's music is catchy, high-energy, and will leave you feeling inspired and free of existential angst. I'm looking forward to seeing what direction he takes with his music when combined with The Bliss Jockeys -- he can only get even better.

Emily - October 4, 2007, 10:22 am
Saw the bliss jockeys at Prospect Park. You guys were awesome and you looked like rock stars! Can't wait for the next show :-)

Oz - October 1, 2007, 9:06 pm
Yeah I knew it from the beginning, under all that calm and reserve is an extremely passionate, impulsive gregarious and wild singer/song writer/music/arranger just waiting for those "Bliss Jockeys" to queue him in, Look out New York!

Bernice Friedman - October 1, 2007, 4:59 pm
Hi Phil,
So sorry I missed NJ, but will be at your label launch party in NYC on Oct.27th. Can't wait, hear your band is super great. Love, Bernice

Nadya - October 1, 2007, 12:48 am
I saw Phil and The Bliss Jockeys play at the Mega Meetup Picnic in Prospect Park yesterday to an engaged, appreciative audience. What an amazing performance! The energy was explosive! Everyone in the band is incredibly talented. Phil's stage presence radiates vitality and raw passion for the music! I absolutely loved the songs and the delivery - can't wait to see you guys again!

Marianne - September 30, 2007, 3:00 pm
Recently saw you play at the Meetup Picnic with the Bliss Jockeys. The sound was like taking a joyful jaunt through busy city streets with a bunch of close friends close in tow... very dynamic and lively...reminiscent of Phish, The Grateful Dead and other jam-banding styling, but with its own unique twist.

Phil's energy and stage performance, and the strong backup singers, in addition to the great guitar and bass work all add up to a spectacular auditory collage of sound and sight to delight the senses.

And Phil looks like a Rockstar! :)

David - September 23, 2007, 11:36 pm
Hearing you play with Jason and some of the Gospel Choir at Stain on September 20th was a wonderful complement to the power and energy of the Bliss Jockeys' opening show at the Baggot Inn. Your songs had a different kind of magic that night, a beautiful intimacy created by all the talented voices you had assembled.

Thanks for the chance to hear your music in another light. It was a show so good, you had people singing in the streets!

Aida - September 23, 2007, 9:15 pm
Vibrant and entertaining.

Stacey Stewart - September 21, 2007, 4:51 pm
Great performance at the Baggot Inn. It was a fun show with lots of energy. I loved the gospel style backup choir!

Dave Sasscer - September 21, 2007, 3:32 pm
You guys freakin' ROCKED!!!! The vocals were great, the groove was in the pocket and the tunes were extremely hummable - (only way out is right through the middle...!)

joRge - September 21, 2007, 1:58 pm
The performance by Phil Robinson's band "The Bliss Jockeys" last Monday evening at the Baggot Inn was electric. You guys need a bigger stage..... the energy was flowing. The female vocals were tight, on key and needed moRe volume. I loved the bass line; smooth. And as always, the words were epic, revealing and fun to hear.

Gail Alba - September 21, 2007, 11:02 am
Hi Guys. The band was wonderful. The addition of the new members (especially the female vocals) added a whole new dimention. I look forward to hearing you in a larger venue for better ecoustics. See you soon

Donald Bialer - September 21, 2007, 5:47 am
Bliss Jockeys are cool. Some many instruments from so many directions. Having so many female background singers really gave a sense of fullness to the sound. And Phil is very energetic on stage. Just you need a bigger stage to perform, because just to much energy for a smaller stage.

Eric - September 21, 2007, 3:27 am
The Bliss Jockeys at the Baggot Inn last Monday the 17th were great. The band has great harmonies and the lead singer, Phil Robinson, has such great energy on stage and obviously loves what he does. I particularly liked the song about going straight the middle (sorry - don't recall the song's title). Great show. Eric

Lenny Pridatko - September 20, 2007, 6:41 pm
Enjoyed observing the emotions seen in Phil's facade as he performed in the Baggot Inn. Human has excellent multitasking, organizations not to mention musical abilities.

Marney Chalmers - September 20, 2007, 2:16 pm
You are very talented and bring great energy to the stage! Also you brought in quite the crowd! The place was packed and only to see you. Once you left- so did everybody else! Great job. Looking forward to hearing you play again soon!

Wishing you all the best!

Arielle - September 20, 2007, 3:42 am
Phil's band, "The Bliss Jockeys" had an amazing performance this past Monday night at the Baggot Inn, a great venue to showcase new performers. The high energy level drew the crowd into the multi-faceted musicality of memorable tunes and memorable talent. This band is headed for great exposure and I am glad I got to see them in their process of getting there!

Rich Casella - September 18, 2007, 3:09 pm
Phils show was a true example of hard work, focus and talent coming together. It was a joy to witness it and be part of it as well.

I saw the band catch an energy and ride it through the whole set I am looking forward to the next few shows. I see great things in the future.

Emanuela - September 18, 2007, 2:25 pm
I loved your new band the Bliss Jockeys! Last night I found a new style of music I like! How did you define it? Gospel-Folk-Rock? Whatever it was, it was fun!

I remember you and Jason coming back from auditioning the female singers and now that I have heard them I marvel at how you were able to pick out from the many who auditioned the individual voices with the intention of coordinating all the different tones to create what I heard last night - magical!

Overall, it is fun music and I can see lots of people in any audience getting into it. For some reason last night, I kept thinking this will all be on Broadway one day.

I loved it - plain and simple.

Yay for Phil and him living his bliss!

rich h - September 18, 2007, 11:20 am
great show last night at baggot inn. looks like you guys were having a really fun time on stage. looking forward to the next show!

Steve "Drippy" Wardrip - September 8, 2007, 8:38 am
I'm looking forward to your performance in the park on the 29th. at The "Meetup Picnic". Sounds 'cool' to me. ~Drippy

gelowano - August 26, 2007, 9:56 pm
Who's intellectual close friends get to call him T.C., providing it's with dignity.

Mary Egan - August 22, 2007, 10:01 pm
I love knowing you! Thanks for sharing the beautiful music.

Srinibas Das - August 16, 2007, 4:58 am
Hi Phil,
Congratts... for this achievement. Thanks for remembering me. I am in India now. I was looking to your music announcement. It is favulous. Great site and music. Keep it up. Good Luck ...

Your mother - August 11, 2007, 4:47 pm
I am very impressed!!!
The best of luck with everything

Karen Gros and Tim Hallford - August 11, 2007, 11:38 am
Hi Phil! Tim is here in Ojai visiting me (I moved to Ojai to be closer to Pacifica)along his walkabout vacation through California. We were just looking at your newsletter announcement...congrats on all you progress and new endeavors! Cheers! Karen & Tim

Merrilly Noeth - May 2, 2007, 9:50 pm
have a feeling this is the best thing I've found on the net yet! Music is food to me and it's been real hungry for a long time!

Driver-im - April 8, 2007, 5:49 pm
My mum without mind from you!
You are the best

Martin TYRRELL - March 25, 2007, 11:08 pm
Phil the music is beutiful ! Please keep it up_Martin

Roger - February 27, 2007, 12:29 pm
I saw your review of a book on Amazon and decided to check out the website. The review made me want to get the book.

elizabeth - January 21, 2007, 1:45 pm
Thank you much and always.

Cameron T - December 12, 2006, 6:58 am
Hi Phil from Down Under. Long time no see. Do you remember my tuna fish bake? Good to see you're keeping busy. Hoep you have a happy and Holy Christmas.

Sandee - December 2, 2006, 9:01 am
HI PHIL!!! It looks great. I'll have to go ahead and grab one! Did my sister tell you... She's pregnant! YAY. Hi Dan and Nermene!!! The website is super cool! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

Karen Gros - December 1, 2006, 11:26 pm
Wonderful to hear how you are keeping the ball rolling! Let us all know in the JCF world how things are going, as you have, and what new diabolical plans you and Michael K. cook up! Mythic Journeys next year?? Congrats on the new CD! Karen Gros, Battle Ground, WA

Sandra aka SAN - November 29, 2006, 8:08 pm
Thanks for your newsletter, Phil! Looking forward to hearing more of your music as well as to listen to Jason and yourself play! All the best : )

Rachel Greenberg - November 29, 2006, 9:01 am
wow...a newsletter--may your enterprise and fanbase continue to grow (though it looks like that is exactly what's happening) and congratulations on the new phil-jason vibe...I hope to talk to you soon.

William Brown - November 26, 2006, 11:28 pm
best wishes and success

Justin Best - October 27, 2006, 10:19 pm
I was one of many people who recently packed the baggott inn to see the phil and jason show. A natural, non-prentious show that harkened back to the roots of rock n roll. Inspirational songs, phil's everyman storyteller style, and some tasty leads from jason combined to make a great show. I'm looking forward to the next one...

Setsuo - October 16, 2006, 8:49 pm
I saw and heard Phil and Jason playing together at Baggot Inn last Monday. It was great performance. I liked your arrangement. You should do more songs together.

Lily - October 16, 2006, 1:42 pm
So glad I was there to watch the show!! Thanks for inviting me!! You guys put up a great show with fantastic music, thoughtful lyrics and awesome voice. I enjoy the variety in the songs a lot. Can't believe that you guys actually write most of those songs by yourself! Looking forward to more, keep me posted!!

Gail Alba - October 16, 2006, 11:56 am
Hi Phil & Jason - We really enjoyed your performance at The Baggot Inn - My personal favorite included the harmonica. Looking forward to you next gig!

Oz Middleton - October 16, 2006, 11:38 am
I saw Phil and Jason perform for the first 'Baggot Inn showcase' last monday evening and it was an electrifying event. With more than 60 people in attendance, Phil and Jason were terrific together.

Phil played one of my favorite songs '99 Days' and you could feel his commitment to the telling of a painter who wasted away in despair on the canvass of his life (probably an unrequited love) just to throw it all away on day 100, What a picture!

Jason Also, with each turn of a phrase he masterfully lets you into a day in the life of a New Yorker waiting at the apt door (of his Life/Love?), full of hopes and dreams of entering in, just to throw it all away for the peace of country life.

These are guys you wanna keep your eyes and ears open for!

Rachel - October 16, 2006, 5:32 am
What a fantastic show!! Great music. Great stage presence. Great crowd. Phil & Jason harmonized together so well! I can't wait to buy their first album (when is it coming out, BTW?) Keep me posted on all upcoming gigs please.

Rhonda Denet - September 30, 2006, 11:43 pm
So glad I had the opportunity to come to the meet up! I agree with an earlier comment, seems like a great group of folk. I'm looking forward to exploring more with everyone! Thanks for making the commitment to making it happen.

Alexis - September 3, 2006, 11:30 pm
Exciting website.

Asko - August 13, 2006, 11:52 pm
It was awesome! Y all had to be there..

Alan May - July 24, 2006, 10:01 am

J. W. Lenior - June 25, 2006, 3:06 pm
I enjoyed browsing around your web site.

I'm with Jessica Culpepper Music, BMI.
We have pitched songs to movie and television producers, for several years. We're beginning to pitch to advertising agencies, as well. We do not pitch to record companies.

If publishing is negotiable on some of your original songs, feel free to send a hard copy for review.

Please do not email songs or direct us to a web site. Each writer is reviewed by more than one person and several of us review during our daily commutes.

Our postal mailing address is

Jessica Culpepper Music, BMI
11853 Lebanon Road, Suite "F"
Mount Juliet, TN 37122

Please put all songs on one CD. Please mark your package, "Attention: J. W. Lenior"

Emily - June 12, 2006, 10:40 pm
hi Phil! I met you this weekend at the Mythic Journey's conference and I just wanted to say what a pleasure it was to meet both you and Emily. Thank you so much for sharing your CD with me (which is fabulous by the way) and I look forward to meeting up with you both again. I wish you the best and perhaps one day I will get to see you perform!

Jonathan Frankfurt - May 12, 2006, 1:23 pm
..Phil, I had a good time last night at the meet up. It seems like there's a good core of folks in the group. I'm also impressed with what I've listened to on your site. I guess what they say about the Brandeis music dept. is Hey, I'm looking forward to meeting up again and sharing our passions for all things music.

Jason V. - May 10, 2006, 12:26 am
Great site and music. I'll see you at the meetup.

RYSS - May 8, 2006, 4:44 pm

Sarah Graham - March 20, 2006, 10:00 am
Hey Phil - Great site! ;) Good luck with the CD! Seems like you're off to a great start.

Kumar Thomas - November 21, 2005, 11:54 am
Phil, thank you for writing the Dreamers Song - you may or may not have realized it but dream songs are part of the ancient lineage of the shamans.

Honoring the dream with a song is indeed a noble deed because that is how shamans showe respect to the inner wisdom of the soul. Songs are one of the many tools the ancients used to engage the inner realms. Your song was rhythmic, melodious and uplifting for our dream group.

Marianne - November 20, 2005, 8:18 pm
Phil, your music is unique and lyrically inspiring. Your objective of perfoming in a manner reminiscent of the great musical "storytellers" (...and might I add "image-weavers"), such as Cat Stephens and Bruce Springsteen, is becomming more and more readily apparent through your music.

Little Prince told me to tell you he read the lyrics and liked it very much as well! Fox can't read so well, but he thought he would like it if he could hear it...

Anna Park - November 19, 2005, 1:26 pm
Thanks for the dreamer's song, specially written for our dream group.
I had so much fun singing along!
It's got that simple beauty and elegance to it.
Thanks again.

Gabrielle Jung - November 18, 2005, 10:30 am
Phil explores creativity through dreams and he is very sincere and trusty. I was so impressed that He said 'Yes'without hesitancy when I asked him if he is interested in writing a dreamer's song.
He performed at our workshop and certainly it enhanced our energy. We loved the song and lyric is great.
Thank you again! Phil.

roger ziegler - November 17, 2005, 5:05 pm
I really loved the song you wrote for our dream group. The lyrics were great and the tune was memorable. I was humming it the next day. I think it is entirely appropriate for our group. I wouldn't change a thing and I recommend performing it in public.

Sherrin Bernstein - September 9, 2005, 11:17 am
Nice site, sing to me baby

Steven Silverstein - August 16, 2005, 9:18 am
Great material! Very dedicated musician -- good luck with your CD!

Dirk - July 25, 2005, 2:22 pm
Hope you will play one day in Denise's Music Cafe, the "Dancing Goat" in South Orange, NJ. That would mean I don't have to come to the city to listen to a concert of you, but can simply sit into my wifes cafe and enjoy it there ;-)


Tara Becker - July 14, 2005, 10:44 am
You were great at the C Note last night!

Wanda Phipps - April 26, 2005, 1:39 am
Nice site!

Natalie (CH) - March 16, 2005, 12:10 pm
Keep up the groove Phil, truly inspiring...

Manohar - January 24, 2005, 9:36 pm
It is really great music. When there is a great potential to become a great singer it shows even in budding stages. Phil, All the best!

Matt Riesenberg - January 21, 2005, 6:22 pm
Hey Phil - great website! I anxiously await your CDs (both rock and classical). I signed up to be on your mailing list, so be sure to send out a note when I can start buying stuff. Also, I think you should have the option of buying autographed copies.

Keep the creativity rolling,

Naj The Sexy - January 16, 2005, 10:42 pm
WOW! WOW! & WOW! .... I am 19 years old and you dont expect a lot of young adults to listen to this kind of music, but this is really cool!!! Rock on dude! As soon as I heard the sweet music, I feel in love! God Bless! Keep up the good work! Believe in yourself and you will achieve the best there is!!

Dipak - January 16, 2005, 1:03 am
Congratulations! Classical is normally over the head for me, but looking forwrad to listen more of your down-to-earth ROCK...

Java Joe - January 14, 2005, 6:14 pm
So does this mean your days as a lowly programmer are over?

Mary Ann Hogan - January 12, 2005, 8:29 pm
Jesus,Phil! I'm fully blown away!! You are astounding. These compositions sound like the classic music that made all the masters of old, famous!! What a universe you have there in your soul! Thanks for a most transcendent experience. I felt like I'd spent a day at the spa after listening to your music!! Wow!!!

Paul Eskola - January 11, 2005, 8:57 pm
Hey Phil! Good luck!

Cantor Tanya Tamarkin - January 11, 2005, 7:52 pm
You've always been a rock star, Phil! Now the world will know it! The site is perfect, and I can't wait to hear more music. Let me know when you need backup singers again :)

Cameron Haigh - January 11, 2005, 7:37 pm
Let me join the chorus of congratulations! I think all of us fans should write a "congratulations on acheiving your goals" song for Phil - and have it included on the CD. I'll start with the first line. "He's got a head full of ideas existential / and fingers churning out licks complimential" . . . . ok maybe I should leave the songwriting to Phil! Looking forward to seeing you on the "other" side of the world later this year Phil.

David Volker - January 11, 2005, 7:11 pm
Keep your dream alive and continue to move forward. Music for me is a doorway to freedom. No worries and no stress.

Alex - January 11, 2005, 5:26 pm
Kudos on the site and the CD! Looking forward to hearing live performances? Is there a fan club to join?

Laura Ackerman - January 11, 2005, 3:39 pm
Phil, congrats on the new CD! I am so happy for you! Best, Laura

Rachel Greenberg - January 11, 2005, 3:36 pm
Congratulations Phil!
The site looks "coo", it's great to
hear from you, and since I just made an
unintentional and poor rhyme scheme, I'd
just like to add...MOO. Hope that still
rings bells for you...
Lots of love and virtual hugs,
Rachel Grand Master G.

Sarah Boberts - January 11, 2005, 1:10 pm
Congrats on your CD, Phil! That's great news!

Cynthia Meryl - January 11, 2005, 11:48 am
Congratulations on accomplishing so much. I am proud of you!!!!
Cynthia Meryl

Ben Arvan - January 11, 2005, 10:10 am
Way to go, Phil. Looking forward to hearing more music. Congrats!

Alex Boyar - January 11, 2005, 7:00 am
Great stuff. Let me know when you come to DC to play. I'll bring a crowd plus you'll have free lodging and poorly cooked food.


Alex, your long lost cousin

Katherine Haigh - January 11, 2005, 3:34 am
Absolutely Brilliant Darling!!! You so totally ROCK!

Adi - January 10, 2005, 6:47 pm
Congratulations Phil! :). I am so happy for you and I really liked the demos and your lyrics. Really great work and all the best of luck. We're always behind you. Your friend Adi

kay cross - January 10, 2005, 2:58 pm
Congratlations! I wish you the best. Nice site. My kind of music, the sound is great! kay cross

Ben Singerman - January 10, 2005, 10:18 am
Congratulations, Phil! The website looks fantastic and the music sounds great! Can't wait for the CD and tour!

Sonia Ko - January 10, 2005, 9:42 am
Great job Phil! Congratulations on your first CD release, hope there's lots more!

Kimberly Cross - January 10, 2005, 8:24 am
Heya - Congrats Phil! Great website and awesome news on the CD. I'm very happy for you and can't wait to attend a show!

Shana Rapoport - January 9, 2005, 11:30 pm
Great site! When do we get to hear you sing on the web? I can't wait to hear you perform out here in California:). Congratulations on your upcoming cd.

Rachel Asarnow - January 9, 2005, 3:51 pm
Hi Phil, Your website looks great & I'm looking forward to hearing you perform sometime in the Boston area!

Nik G - January 9, 2005, 10:41 am
As your friend, former roommate, and fellow guitar buddy, I am once again impressed by your efforts! The site looks good and the songs are just plain fun!... Remember I taught you a riff or two in college, so I expect serious royalties!

Allison Kramer (Katz) - January 9, 2005, 9:52 am
Cool site! Daniel, Ilan and I want to wish you all the best. We are so proud of you!

David Pitman - January 7, 2005, 4:57 pm
G'day Phil! Really very very very nice site in all respects. Love they way you've waited until you knew "who you are" before presenting this, it speaks honestly and humanly - just like your music. I'm a fan already. Best wishes on your journey from your rightside-up friend from downunder...

ron robinson - December 12, 2004, 7:28 pm
phil, i am impressed. i loved your classical music. say hi to dad for me.
your brother, ron

marie friedman - December 6, 2004, 12:23 pm
Hi Phil - great website and even better music. I absolutly enjoyed your lyrics! Love, Mom

bernice friedman - December 3, 2004, 2:27 pm
Phil - your website is great and I loved reading all your lyrics. I can't wait to see your name in lights and know I will. Love, Bernice

Nermene - November 1, 2004, 11:18 am
Hey! Do I get credit for the photos???

Nermene - November 1, 2004, 11:17 am
Yo! You did good work here, P-man. Keep on keepin' on ;)

Shira - September 24, 2004, 2:38 pm
Congrats, Phil - it looks terrific so far! I'm still looking forward to the release of your "Best Of" album...

Eric - September 14, 2004, 2:48 am
The site is a sight. Keep up the good work! (Can't wait to hear the music that goes with these lyrics, too.)

Ben Arvan - September 9, 2004, 12:26 pm
Nice to see you have the site up. Looking forward to hearing the music. Keep rockin!

Elin - September 9, 2004, 8:43 am
Hi Phil,

The site really does look great. Congratulations on fulfilling one of your dreams!


Daniel Wislocki - September 9, 2004, 2:01 am
Hey Phil,

It looks like I got here too late to be the first poster to your guestbook. Oh well ;)


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