Attention Recording Academy members. Used Man For Sale has been submitted for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards™ in two categories. Best Americana Album, and Best American Roots Song (Arms of a Kind Woman). We are humbled, and would sure appreciate your vote.
Phil Gammage’s critically acclaimed album Used Man For Sale is now available exclusively through Bandcamp. CD or download with bonus songs. European orders please go directly through Continental Record Services.
“Used Man For Sale is Gammage’s modern day masterpiece.” No Depression
“…a sophisticated savvy that invokes feelings of lonely comfort. Gammage has written a classic.” The Rock Rag
“…his roots-laced style shines through and takes center stage on ‘Arms of a Kind Woman’” (song). Paste Magazine
“….the sheer quality of musicianship displayed on tracks like “Arms of a Kind Woman” and really the album at large is exceptional.” Vancouver Weekly(Canada)
U.S and Canadian residents ONLY can get a signed copy from Bandcamp. Europe orders are handled by Continental Record Services click HERE. Signature not available for Europe at this time…sorry!
This fall Phil Gammage returns with a new 10-song album Used Man for Sale. This collection of all original songs is his eighth solo album.
Gammage draws his musical and lyrical inspirations from many sources, but it is the most American music form of all — the blues (which is the true essence of man and womankind) that defines this new collection of songs. He also explores lounge and countrypolitan sounds on this record.
The recording is honest with no studio gimmickry. Used Man for Sale was produced by Kevin Tooley and recorded in New York at 30 Below Studios and World Wide Vibe Studios. Engineered by Brent McLaghlan and Kevin Tooley.
I’m spending the summer months putting the finishing touches on my latest solo album. Ten new songs, all written by me titled Used Man For Sale.
The songs blues-based, with a few conjuring 1960’s-era country and lounge stylings. I wrote all of them in the past year or two. Most I’ve performed live in some fashion the with various collaborators. This is more of a “songwriter driven” albums than my previous efforts. The arrangements are simple and so is the production. The songs are recorded honestly with no studio gimmickry.
I’ve got some great musicians playing on it — Frank DiNunzio II – standup bass; Johnny Young – keys/piano; Kevin Tooley – drums; and Michele Butler singing harmonies. Tracking was done at 30 Below Studio in NYC with Brent McLaghlian and Kevin Tooley’s studio. Kevin is producing and mixing.
In addition, I’ve been collaborating with the fine folks at PreFab International Cine on some music videos for some of the album’s songs. We recently finished a shoot for “The Arms of a Kind Woman” and editing is nearly finished. It was shot on location in the Manhattanville and Tribeca neighborhoods in New York. Big thanks to my pal Mike Rimbaud for assisting us at the Tribeca recently.
All of these new recordings and videos will be unleashed on the world in due time… probably the fall of 2016 or winter 2017.
This concert is always one of the biggest live music events of the summer in New York, and I’m happy to be performing at it. I’ll be playing with the Phil Gammage Quartet (Frank DiNunzio III, Michael Muller, and Roger Stoltz) plus special guest Brandy Noir.
Every artist performs 3 or 4 songs that were written or played by Mr. Thunders.
Adventures in Bluesland play a few dates this spring and summer at the John Brown Smokehouse Summer Blues Series in Long Island City, Queens, NY. These shows are held on their outdoor patio stage. The food (authentic Kansas City barbeque), drink, and ambience there is great. The Smokehouse continues to bring up outstanding blues artists from Mississippi and elsewhere to play their blues shows. No cover charge and all ages admitted.
Please note Adventures in Bluesland play an early dinner set at 6pm, the headliner goes on at 7pm
May 28 6pm with Earl “Little Joe” Ayers. June 18 6pm with Robert Kimbrough.
“Lost in Loserville”. Watch the official video.
Phil Gammage music sampler. Listen.
A selection of songs from various Phil Gammage releases.