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We are in studio recording my first holiday album "Ghosts of Christmas Past"!  Working with uber talented Jeff Kossack at Otherhand Recording Studios, the collection will feature new original songs and favorite holiday classics such as Gordon Lightfoot's "Song for A Winter's Night" and John Denver's "Christmas for Cowboys."   This is a "fireside" collection, very acoustic, intimate, and spare in the arrangements with guest players such as Mark Nilan Sr., John Classick, Ed Tree, Jeff Kossack and others.   Look for the new collection this fall!

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Hey gang, I'm diving deep into the songwriting well these days in preparation for the next album. Definitely a "parenthood" theme to much of the new work, I do hope you like my new paper children. Also preparing to write a children's book based upon "Karl the Koala".........much work underway to study the craft itself but very excited about how this is shaping up. The muse is with me!

Phil's showcase schedule for this year's FAR-West conference in Irvine, CA is now posted on the Calendar page. 

Welcome to the new website, we hope you enjoy!  

Lots of nifty features including a new Video page.  Check out our calendar section for the latest upcoming concert dates for 2012.   I'm hoping to get back home to Toronto in July for another show (stay tuned) and start prepping for a new album ......my first Christmas CD ....for a fall 2013 release. 

Best to you and yours this holiday season!  

We're absolutely thrilled to announce the arrival of our little boy into the world on December 28th....Jason Sims Christie. He weighed in at 6 lbs, 14 ounces, 19 3/4 inches long, has a great set of lungs and dexterious guitar playing fingers. I'm taking some time for Daddy bonding but will return in the new year for our annual spring date at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Pasadena.

Phil will be one of the Premiere Showcase Performers at this year's FAR-West conference in Irvine, California November 6-8. For more info, visit the FAR-West website at www.far-west.org

We're comin' home for our first hometown show in over 10 years. Long overdue, it's already shaping up to be a big reunion of friends and family. Mark the date in your calendar for Thursday, June 25th, 9:00 pm at the Free Times Cafe.

 

If you would like to request a song from Rearview Mirror from your local Americana/AAA station, click on one of the links below. If your local station isn't listed here, call them (be nice!) and/or let us know.

US RADIO STATIONS XM Radio The Village Channel 15
WERU FM - E ORLAND, ME
WDVR FM - SERGEANTSVILLE, NJ
WFDU FM - TEANECK, NJ
WHUS FM - STORRS, CT
WSYC FM - SHIPPENSBURG, PA
WCHG FM - HOT SPRINGS, VA
WRRW FM - VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
WVLS FM - MONTEREY, VA
WYOU FM - NORFOLK, VA
WVMR FM - DUNMORE, WV
WMNF FM - TAMPA, FL
ROCK GARDEN - OCALA, FL
KASU FM - STATE UNIVERSITY, AR
WOJB FM - HAYWARD, WI
WRUW FM - CLEVELAND, OH
WEFT FM - CHAMPAIGN, IL
WHAY FM - WHITLEY CITY, KY
WMKY FM - MOREHEAD, KY
WMMT FM - WHITESBURG, KY
KOPN FM - COLUMBIA, MO
KYMO FM - E PRARIE, MO
KANZ FM - GARDEN CITY, KS** High Plains Public Radio: 19 stations- 4 states
WFHB FM - BLOOMINGTON, IN
KPFT FM - HOUSTON, TX
KEOS FM - BRYAN, TX
KTEP FM - EL PASO, TX
KCIE FM - DULCE, NM
KGLP FM - GALLUP, NM
KAFM FM - GRAND JUNCTION, CO
KDNK FM - CARBONDALE, CO
KSJD FM - CORTEZ, CO
KSUT FM - IGNACIO, CO
KUTE FM - DURANGO, CO
KVNF FM - PAONIA, CO
KCSS FM - TURLOCK, CA
KDVS FM - DAVIS, CA
KVMR FM - NEVADA CITY, CA
KBSU FM - BOISE, ID
KBOO FM - PORTLAND, OR
KVRM FM - EUGENE, OR
KSMF FM - ASHLAND, OR
KBBI FM - HOMER, AK
KMXT FM - KODIAK, AK
CANADA
CIUT FM - TORONTO, ONTARIO
CFMU - HAMILTON, ONTARIO
CANOE FM - HALIBURTON, ONTARIO
CFRE FM - MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO
CHCR FM - KILLALOE, ONTARIO
CKUT FM - MONTREAL, QUEBEC
SEASIDE FM - EASTERN PASSAGE, NOVA SCOTIA
CJUM FM - WINNIPEG, MANITOBA
EUROPE
RADIO ATL - BREE, BELGIUM
RADIO ATL - BREE, BELGIUM
ISA RADIO - LHUIS, FRANCE
CTRY ROOTS, STRASBOURG, FRANCE
RADIO EVW - LENERICH, GERMANY
RADIO 95.5 ZUSA - LUENBURG, GERMANY
RTF - HERFORD, GERMANY
ECMA RADIO - MARIA-ENZERSDORF, GERMANY
TOWN & CTRY - ASCHENDORF, GERMANY
HAPPY TRAILS - CONDOVE, ITALY
BRTO RADIO - EN BERGEN OP ZOOM, THE NETHERLANDS
RADIO CAMPAGNIE - THE NETHERLANDS
RADIOGIRL - VEENDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
BBC RADIO - SHETLAND, SCOTLAND
JAPAN
REAL CTRY - INBAGUN, JAPAN
AUSTRALIA
CTRY HARVEST - WHITTLESEA, AUSTRALIA
FOLK & ROOTS - MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
100.3 BAY FM - QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA
FM 99.1 - VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA
RADIO CARINZIA - LOOSDORF, AUSTRALIA
96.4 FM - INVERCARGILL, NEW ZEALAND
TOWN & CTRY - LOWER HUTT, NEW ZEALAND

 

If you're a fan of the online streaming music site Pandora.com, Phil has just been added to their playlist roster. Pandora allows you to customize your listening experience, tailored exactly to your personal music tastes and favorite artists!

I was very fortunate to attend a master class in songwriting this past spring at UCLA with legendary lyricist Marty Panzer. Marty is responsible for writing some of Barry Manilow's greatest hits, such as "This One's For You", "Even Now", and "It's A Miracle", as well as Kenny Roger's "Through the Years". The opportunity to study with such a legendary song craftsman was unforgettable, and even Barry himself worked with us at one of sessions. I'm delighted to be one of this year's scholarship winners and to further explore and develop my craft as a songwriter. Check out our "photos" link for a picture of both Barry Manilow and Marty Panzer at one of the recent classes. The photo was taken during the same week that Barry's latest album "Greatest Songs From the Fifties" went Number One on the Billboard Charts.

We're thrilled to announce that the song "Mother's Day" won an Honorable Mention in the 13th Billboard Music World Song Contest.

We're extremely grateful to the program directors at country radio around the world embracing the release of SUMMERSTOWN. To date, over 150 stations across Canada, Europe and Australia have added the title track to their playlists, with more being added every day. Thank you to Jesse King, Rita and everyone at RadioDirectX promotions for a terrific campaign.

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