SEPTEMBER 14, 2006
Phil Keaggy Reunites With '70s Power Group Glass Harp
The following info is courtesy of McCain & Co. Public Relations
Nashville, TN – Legendary guitarist, Grammy nominee and Dove Award winner Phil Keaggy is returning to his roots and bringing back together the power rock group Glass Harp for a reunion concert on Saturday, September 23, at the Denver Guitar Festival, sponsored by Gibson Guitars, Nobody In Particular Presents (NIPP) and Road Home. The festival, which will also feature appearances by guitarist Jason Truby of two-time Dove Award-winning rock band P.O.D., two-time Grammy Award-winning singer/guitarist Ashley Cleveland, noted guitarist Dave Beegle and newcomer Ian Keaggy, will take place at Denver’s Ogden Theatre (935 E. Colfax Ave.). Doors open at 5 p.m., and the festival kicks off at 6 p.m. Tickets are $28.50 in advance through http://www.itickets.com, and concert-goers can call 303-830-2525 for more information about the event.
Phil Keaggy co-founded Glass Harp in the late 1960s along with drummer John Sferra while in the 11th grade of high school. They were joined by bassist Daniel Pecchio and soon garnered the attention of record label executives, signing a contract with Decca Records in 1970. During their rise to fame, Glass Harp released a total of three albums and toured the country with such renowned artists as Iron Butterfly, Yes, Traffic and Chicago. Although the trio disbanded in the mid-1970s, with all three members spinning off into successful solo careers, they have reunited over the years to record five more albums together. Their reunion performance at the 2006 Denver Guitar Festival will follow on the heels of the release of Glass Harp's first DVD project, Circa 72, which streets on September 17, 2006.
Phil Keaggy’s solo career has spanned more than 30 years and has included close to 50 solo albums, including his upcoming November 7, 2006 release, Roundabout. On the project he merges the influences of rock, blues and jazz with the technologies of electronic “looping” which allows him to combine the sounds of multiple guitar parts, using only one acoustic guitar, to create a cool indie-vibe which has become his signature guitar sound. The album will be available on and distributed through TAG Artist Group. On his previous instrumental effort, JAMMED!, Keaggy tapped into the talents of longtime friend and fellow Glass Harp member John Sferra. He is currently putting the finishing touches on his much-anticipated vocal project, set to release later this fall. The album will be Keaggy’s first vocal project with all original compositions since his album, Inseparable, which released in 2000.
Keaggy’s music has been honored with seven Dove Awards and a Grammy nomination. He continues to sell out concerts all over the US with his ever-changing style, ranging from rock ‘n’ roll to fully orchestrated instrumental compositions. His fans range from those who aspire just to be able to play Keaggy’s mistakes to professional guitarists who have been strongly influenced by his style. And in between are those who don’t play guitar, yet find solace in his beautifully penned lyrics and memorable melodies. For more information on Phil Keaggy, Roundabout or his other musical endeavors, visit http://www.philkeaggy.com.
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