K Phillips is opening for Counting Crows and Rob Thomas this Saturday at Riverbend! Philips was personally invited to be on this tour by Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz after doing the radio show "Outlaw Roadshow." Duritz was so taken with Phillip’s music that an invite to join the tour came quickly.
“A few years ago a friend of mine introduced me to the guys behind the Outlaw Roadshow-Ryan Spaulding and Adam Duritz. I’ve gone to New York to play the show a few times and it’s like we’re all a big family that gets together for badass rock shows instead of holidays. Then I got a call from Adam asking if I wanted to join them on tour this summer. I didn’t have to think about it very long.” -K Phillips
K Phillips has managed to soar just under the national radar for several years, but his poet soul and vagabond style is the kind of genuine substance that forecasts an artist on the cusp of worldwide notoriety. His new album Dirty Wonder will be released in the fall of 2016. The first single off the album "Hadrian" features Adam Duritz singing backup. K is a rare breed of artist. His lyrical style has been compared to the likes of Tom Waits and it has been said about his live show that it’s like watching Hank Williams front the Rolling Stones. This is a guy who always has his camera strapped to his body and travels with a makeshift mobile dark room. His artistry has no boarders.
K Phillips was born in West Texas and raised by his grandparents in the Concho Valley. He started playing guitar and writing songs at age 5 and began playing organ and piano in bar bands at age 14. His forthcoming album is a personal journal dictated by a man who travels through life looking at everythingthrough his camera lens. The songs are everyday philosophical observances of a lyrical savant; bold statements, keen insights and sultry whispers that reach down into the subconscious mind. K calls his new album the “greatest breakup album ever written” and the album’s first single “Hadrian” features backup vocals from Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz. Motivated by gospel, R&B and country blues, the sound is a trip across a nostalgic landscape with K in the driver’s seat, and you realize that you are just along for the ride. Dirty Wonder is slated for release in the fall of 2016.