"Well, it’s either this or get a real job" says Kurt Phillips who has spent his life being connected to the guitar either through playing them, repairing them, selling them or writing music with them. He generally has had the luxury of playing original music either of his own making or as a side-man because, as he admits, "I was never really good at learning cover songs". Kurt creates a lot of styles of music but is generally focused on rootsy music, early british heavy metal, hard rock and acoustic guitar instrumentals. Playing electric, acoustic, slide and finger-style are what he generally prefers as well as thudding on the bass.
Being a performer on the guitar, along the way he's also spent time as a road crew member, guitar repair tech, live sound/monitor tech, home recording, guitar teacher, sideman on guitar and occasionally on the bass, retail guitar store owner, gear seminar demo-guy, pa rental and often makes a "solid cup of espresso" to consume in a responsible manner.
Along with his wife Linda, they've owned Guitars Plus! in beautiful downtown Victoria since 2012. Click on their website link to learn more or drop by the shop located at 1118 Blanshard Street. Photo by Linda Phillips
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