Stacy Phillips

Stacy Phillips is an internationally acclaimed resonator guitarist and violin player. He has performed with the top acoustic musicians over the world. He has three solo albums and is featured artist on the Grammy award-winning album The Great Dobro Sessions. Stacy is the author of over 25 books and DVD's on various aspects of his chosen instruments.
I currently play with:
The AfroSemitic Experience , a six piece group performing jazz approaches to the sacred music of the African and Jewish diasporas
Stacy Phillips and Paul Howard Duet , an acoustic duet playing Americana and original music (from jazz and originals to Caribbean and Hawaiian).
Stacy Phillips and His Bluegrass Characters , a five piece acoustic band featuring some of the best acoustic musicians in Southern New England on banjo, mandolin, dobro, fiddle, guitar and bass.
Three Finger Poi, authentic Hawaiian music from traditional chants to modern tunes (from a trio to quintet with one or two vocalists and authentic hula dancer Hawaiian guitar and ukulele available for our performances)
Heroes of Tradition, with Phil Zimmerman, playing old time country music, mostly fiddle and guitar, but we like to add stuff on dobro, mandolin and banjo.
Stacy Phillips and Joe Gerhard, performing American and Irish traditional music. Two masters of these styles trading tunes and insights into the relationship between the the music of these two countries.
The Fascinating Swivets, contra dances with Ellen Cohn on piano and either Jocelyn Pleasant on percussion or Gary Wikfors on mandolin.
Some quotes about Stacy Phillips
"Stacy Phillips is one of the hottest pickers around."
- - - Guitar Player magazine
"The best jazz dobro player you've ever heard."
- - - All About Jazz
"Stacy Phillips hits almost every high point on this new release ("From the Inside), from klezmer to Hawaiian to bluegrass to Western Swing. This album is just damn beautiful, and if I don't write about it here, you may miss it. Phillips has a masterful touch on one of my favorite instruments. . . Listening to this album is like listening to Gabby Pahinui, or Mississippi John Hurt, or your favorite gentle, totally fluid, totally present practitioner of American roots musics. [GRADE: A+]" - - -
The Klezmer Shack (on line album reviews) at
"Stacy Phillips playing is compelling and moving."
- - - Acoustic Guitar magazine
". . . the fretboard finesse of the sublime Stacy Phillips."
- - - Monday Magazine (BC Canada)
"among the most imaginative and innovative dobro players"
- - -SingOut magazine
"innovative, imaginative,and impressive"
- - - Down Home Music Newsletter
"Outrageously delightful Dobro playing. Exquisite playing. . . lightening fast and tonally immaculate."
- - -Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine
"Resophonic guitar virtuoso. . .stretching the stylistic limits of his instrument."
- - -Dirty Linen - folk music magazine
"Stacy Phillips, his resonator and a slide that just blaze against an already brilliant backdrop. You'd swear the man articulates his own self through that instrument for how he makes it talk and sing. Even when it's joyful it's nearly wrenching for how deeply it moves."