Brad Phillips, mandolinist, fiddler, and record producer for Jeff Daniels, Live and Unplugged, and violinist for The Verve Pipe and Stevie Wonder, returns to Feinstein’s/54 Below with his very own one-man show ROADSIGNS: The Story of a Midwestern Sideman.
Come experience the story of a midwestern musician from Michigan, whose musical journey began as a kid dreaming of becoming the next Neil Diamond, to finding a voice on the violin, and the unlikely road that led to sharing the stage — and in some cases, rental cars — with some of the most iconic musicians, actors, and artists of this generation, ultimately leading to the discovery of his own creative voice. ROADSIGNS features music from along Brad’s musical path, including music of Jeff Daniels, Stevie Wonder, The Verve Pipe, and original songs accompanied on guitar and piano, with virtuosic instrumentals on violin, mandolin, octave mandolin, guitar, piano, and dobro. Brad’s show creates an air of up close and personal intimacy and naked truthfulness that draws in an audience with genuine, heartfelt performances that will move you, light up your heart, make you laugh, make you feel, and make you think. This show is an album release show, celebrating the release of Brad’s first two recording projects: Breaking Free and Ridella’s Cave: The Liberty Street Sessions.
Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at any time.
Brad Phillips is a consummate pro, a master at his craft, and far too young to be both.
The high point of the show, in which Mr. Daniels was joined by Brad Phillips on mandolin, was a musical setting of a poem by the playwright Lanford Wilson…
New York Times