Phil Pierce
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Phil Pierce

Band Rock Singer/Songwriter


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"the Medicine Show"

"When Phil Pierce gets hit, he hits back. On Love the Sinner, his new album, every big bruiser gets a turn in the ring, from fork-tongued evangelists to clinging ex-lovers. Even the love songs sound scrappy- on "Some Girls", Pierce crows, "No, no, no, no- you won't get much from me!" There's a familiarity to these songs- Pierce clearly knows
his Kinks, Stones, and Stooges, but a noticeable simplicity and lack of affect sets him worlds apart from the glut of rock revivalists who boast similar influences. The guitars spit and swagger like clean-channel Cobain, and Pierce's voice creaks and croons like J. Mascis without the lethargy."

-Tim Gallogly (the Medicine Show)
- 88.9 FM WNYO in Oswego, NY


Roman Hearts (2004) LP
Love The Sinner (2008) LP



I remember a few years ago when I was still living in Rochester, there were six months between the first snow fall and the last. That was something i thought of as normal for a long time. It wasn't till I had spent time in Oklahoma and then New York, that I found that to be a little bit jarring. Not only the snow, but the fact that there isn't very much sunlight and it rains quite frequently in the other seasons. It started to dawn on me the effect my environment has had on me.
Recently a friend who didn't grow up in western New York mentioned how direct those of us who have are. I realized how normal my conclusion was in music. Writing direct songs that cut through. The point is trying to be direct in a chaotic and confusing city/life/world. It is very difficult, but i guess that is the goal.