Singer-songwriter-guitarist Phil Circle is a veteran Chicago musician with eight official albums and reviews that describe his work as "just what the doctor ordered" and "from the master class." About his 1997 debut, one national magazine said it "defies Rock, Jazz, and Blues" and his recent full band release confirmed to Chicago media that Phil Circle is "one of our town's most unique voices." With 30 years of music and studio time booked to start his ninth album, Phil Circle still has it; he even wrote a book.
A sad ballad of lost love delivered with a melodic acoustic guitar in open tuning and a soulful male baritone. This is a solo track with no accompanying band. Male Vocals, Singer/Songwriter, Contemp Singer/Songwriter
An acoustic blues tune about a rocky love relationship. Upbeat jazzy chord voicings meet dueling male vocals and harmonica to create a Chicago style tongue-in-cheek take me the way I am blues song. Male Vocals, Blues, Harmonica Blues
A jazz-inflected tune with dark and occasionally tongue-in-cheek lyrical content, fronted by a crooning male vocal. Sweeping drum parts mix with a walking bass line and blues-fusion guitar riffs to create a great crossover tune. This could be perfect for a sexy vampire flick. Male Vocals, Jazz, Jazz Rock
A classic rock-blues tune about the environment with solid guitar hooks, backbeat, and a rich raspy male baritone rock vocal. It can be interpreted in various ways, as it's more metaphorically driven in the lyrics. Reminiscent of a sped up "Pusher" by Procol Harem for the groove. Male Vocals, Rock, Blues Rock
An upbeat letter to a friend that promises to always be there and does so with all the poetry without getting sappy. A solid full electric band fronted by melodic guitar and a rich mellifluous tenor voice drive it home and just across the edge of a pop rock song. Male Vocals, Rock, Melodic Rock
A medium tempo dark and reflective minor key blues with a full band, deep male vocal, and Clapton-esque guitar riffs. Full of metaphor, all about loss and trying to stay "afloat" through hardship. Great for a climactic life-changing moment in solitude. Male Vocals, Rock, Blues Rock
A ballad of hope, as if one is climbing from the darkness into the light of life's vicissitudes, crooned with a rich male baritone, backed by a warm acoustic guitar, melodic bass, flavorful drum fills, piano, and a little organ for emotional affect. It uses a beautiful rising chord progression. Male Vocals, Singer/Songwriter, Contemp Singer/Songwriter