Phil Circle

Session Guitarist

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I'm an award-winning music coach and critically acclaimed "musician's musician" rooted in Chicago music for 30 years. "Defies rock, jazz, and blues, because they're all in there." (In The Mix) "A Zen-like understanding..." (Chicago Music Guide)

I trained in classical and jazz (and therefore can read), and have been playing mostly rock, folk, and blues. I received a degree in Music Composition and Performance (with honors) at Columbia College Chicago. I have been performing, recording, writing and teaching contemporary guitar and voice for 30 years. I'm an award-winning music coach with countless pros as students, and have produced multiple critically acclaimed albums as an independent artist. Without question, my style is not for everyone. But if you're looking for some mellifluous acoustic or bluesy rockin' electric, I'd be happy to oblige. I've laid down tracks for DJs, Folk and Country, Blues, and Rock recordings.

I can come up with ideas for you or you can tell me what your'e after. I'm flexible and listen well, always seeking out the most complementary guitar lines, and rarely interested in "where's my solo."

I have a Spire Studio for remote recording. My acoustic guitars are a Taylor Koa, a Yairi-Alvarez, and an Ibanez Baritone Acoustic. My electric is a Burns of London Brian May Signature Model played through a Vox AC30. It's extremely versatile.

If you're looking for some bluesy vocals, I've got those too.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

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Terms Of Service

I'll allow up to two revisions. Turnaround time is 3 days. Additional revisions are extra.

GenresSounds Like
  • Eric Clapton
  • Mark Knopfler
  • Dave Matthews
Gear Highlights
  • Spire Studio
  • Taylor Koa Acoustic 224
  • Yairi-Alvarez Acoustic DY73
  • Ibanez Baritone Acoustic 255
  • Burns of London Brian May Signature Model Electric
  • Vox AC30 Amp.
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