Philip Boone

Philip Boone

Topanga, California, USA
BandAmericanaFolk

Topanga Canyon based songwriter Philip Boone has a vulnerable tenor voice that is nicely matched with his knack for melody and story telling. His new album "A Light and A Line" falls under the Americana umbrella, ranging from quiet, acoustic folk songs to over-driven country-rock.

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Biography

Indie Folk singer/songwriter Philip Boone lures his audience into a
space for honest reflection with intricate melodic phrasing, warm tones,
and soft sweeping vocals. Boone was raised in Dallas, Texas and took
with him his roots in folk country and classic rock. He currently
resides in Topanga Canyon in Southern California, the same mountains
that inspired and protected Woody Guthrie, Neil Young, and Joni
Mitchell. And from these mountains he creates a soulful, heartfelt
harmony.

This voice sings with profound intimacy. Boone’s voice
is often mentioned as a highlight in reviews. As Stephen Carradini from
Independent Clauses writes, “the vocals simply shine throughout; in a
genre where the telling of the thing is everything, Boone knows how to
deliver a melody and a story.”

Boone has a knack for writing from
an honest point of vulnerability while using relatable ambiguity to
touch on striking elements of the human condition. He paid attention to
his primary influences Dylan, Young, and Prine. In 2006, Boone released
his first solo album titled “Cannons and Bells.” An acoustic album
recorded at home in his bedroom in Austin, Texas, the charm of this
record is in the harmonic blend of voice and guitar. In 2007, “Cannons
and Bells” was featured in Paste Magazine’s Paste Recommends.

In
March 2013, Philip Boone released his second album of songs, titled “A
Light and A Line.” This record features his band, plus special guests
Greg Rogove (of Devendra Banhart, Megapuss, and Priestbird) on drums and
Noah Georgeson as mixing engineer (with credits from The Strokes,
Devendra Banhart, and Mason Jennings), and has been met with very
positive reviews. An excerpt from a review by Leicester Bangs reads,
“his style, a mix of '70s west coast hippie groove and classic cosmic
country certainly has a deal in common with various ex-inhabitants of
the area, including Neil Young, Emmylou Harris and Little Feat -
together with the latest wave of Los Angeles musicians, best exemplified
by Jonathan Wilson and Beachwood Sparks.”

Discography

A Light and A Line - LP - released 03/19/13
Cannons and Bells - LP - released 10/06/06

Set List

Nowhere To Be Found
If I Told You
Margarita
Meet Me in the Middle
Hey No Sir
Water Song
Love Looks Good On You
In the Meantime
Asking the Wind
Either Way