Phil Flowers

Phil Flowers


Words.. Phil has lots and lots of words. They’re just pouring out of him, those cynical ones, those funny ones, poetic forms, images, scenes and cityscapes.I think he’d fit in well for fans of Sam Roberts, Matthew Good or Wilco. - BOB MERSEREAU, CBC -


Phil Flowers was raised in Moncton, NB and studied philosophy at the Université de Moncton. He still lives and works in the Hub City. Following the untimely dissolution of Moncton, New Brunswick’s The Courage of Being, Phil Flowers, armed with resolution and an acoustic guitar, went off on his own with the intention of making music that reflects the anxieties of existence and the integrity of true art thru traditional forms. With the release his debut album, People People (2010), which earned him three Music NB Awards, Phil Flowers did just that. His album was received very positively by his peers and the public, his music likened to Sam Roberts and Wilco; his words to Kerouac and Dylan.

Under the heavy influence of American folk music, blues, and jazz, People People, creates the perfect atmosphere for Flowers’ fiercely imagist lyrics about social heartache, deception, and candour. Influenced by legends such as Bob Dylan, Tom Waits and at times Hank Williams, Phil Flowers is not content with the status quo and challenges the conception of what a singer/songwriter should be. Whether he’s scatting or growling, crooning or pleading, he brings the listener in and carries him along. If you may chance to bear witness to his live show, you will know that there is something effervescent in the atmosphere. With passion and soul, you’ll be brought to the summits of mountains and so far down into the chasms below. You’ll be marked for many days and nights thereafter…


Phil Flowers - People People (Nov 2010)

People People (2010)
3 Music NB Awards 2011
Anglophone Recording category
Anglophone Male Recording Artist
2011 Rock Recording