Read Phil Gammage’s track by track notes about the album.
Phil Gammage’s The American Dream was recorded in New York and features eleven songs in all — nine written by Phil Gammage plus two classics, Blind Lemon Jefferson’s “One Kind Favor” aka “See That My Grave is Kept Clean” and Geeshie Wiley’s “Last Kind Word Blues.” The music swings, it rocks, it boogies, and it conjures ghosts of our country’s past like no other music you’ve ever heard. It is about exploring what is at the heart of the American music experience.
Driven by Phil’s vocals and songs, musicians include Don Fiorino (lap steel guitar), Johnny Cement (bass), Robert Aaron (saxophone, keyboards), and Kevin Tooley (drums).
“Phil is animated by a faith and a passion for this music, without falling into a dubious attachment to the past and especially by not appearing as a mere revivalist. In this way he is similar to Nick Cave or Nikki Sudden.”
Phil est toujours animé d’une foi et d’une passion pour cette musique, sans tomber dans un passéisme douteux et surtout en n’apparaissant pas comme un simple copieur. Il fait partie des grands à l’image d’un Nick CAVE ou d’un Nikki SUDDEN.”