Press

What the world is saying about the music of Phil Gammage.

“Under wrought darkish Americana echoing Nick Cave’s fascinations minus the melodrama… might well make Phil this generation’s Hank Williams.”
Trouser Press

From Nowhere to Somewhere is a brilliant, starkly smoldering album from guitarslinger Phil Gammage. His strongest and most diverse release in a long and underrated career. The level of songcraft matches the vast stylistic range in Gammage’s bag of riffs.”
New York Music Daily

“Throughout his imperious, fluid baritone holds the attention, and the stylistic variety provides abundant reward. Redeemed‘s world of rough and rowdy ways may be all too recognisable to us but when presented this well we know it’s one we’ll never tire of.”
Bucketfull of Brains

“Top shelf story telling is the key I think, and the songs feel sacred without being precious… not unlike listening to old Hank Williams.”
Hot Wax Album Reviews by the ROCK DOCTOR

“…evokes comparison to Bob Dylan’s 21st Century canon wherein the blues and roots are rendered in a timeless noir manner: a rare feat in an era where retro is vogue and all too prevalent.”
Huffington Post

“I am discussing Phil Gammage’s sweeping modern blues and rock album, which owes so much to everyone one from Presley to Leadbelly but sound not quite like any of them ….it is really about Phil’s wonderful singing; the man seems to have stepped out of 1957 and yet not. He is a one man million dollar quartet and this is an adventure not to be missed.”
Rock NYC Live and Recorded

“For Gammage, it’s all about the song’s vibe and his long walks through The City That Never Sleeps, where he explores the late-night lifestyle. It’s a world of femme fatales, dark streets, potent cocktails, and a fast con.”
Stereo Emberz

“…one of the best assets is Phil’s fantastic voice. It’s a voice that will make any gal swoon.  It’s a rare talent Phil was born with and wherever he’s going next, we want to tag along.”
California Rocker

“We’re totally digging it. Phil’s voice is as unique and smokey-rich as a Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley or freakin’ Frank Sinatra or something. This is petty amazing sh*t.”
Impose

“Ce disque est un saisissant voyage dans l’americana sous toutes ces formes, le rock’n’roll, la musique traditionnelle folk, la country et surtout le blues, que GAMMAGE affectionne tant.”
“Gammage has shaped wonderful songs of American music for this album and makes it a tribute to the blues, both intense and very aesthetic.”
Ethnostempos (France)

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Blues & Co. “The New York Blues Scene” (France print only)

Interview with Aldora Magazine (U.K.)
Interview with the Blues Network (Europe)
Interview with the Huffington Post
Interview with Kris Needs in The Blues Magazine (U.K.)

 

Best of 2016 list Canal Side Radio (U.K.)

Used Man For Sale is Gammage’s modern day masterpiece.”
No Depression

dered in a timeless noir manner: a rare feat in an era where retro is vogue
Huffington Post

“We’re totally digging it. Phil’s voice is as unique and
Impose

“He has the brooding intensity of a Johnny Cash circa Rick Rubin added to post-punk circa 1980 smarts.
Rock NYC Live and Recorded

“His new, and eighth, record Used Man For Sale brings his rich, earthen voice and strong composition to 10 new songs that extract the depths of that genre, no frills, no drama, just great music.”
RARAs Farm

“There is a very big quality to his voice as if he has channeled Elvis, Johnny Cash, and Jim Morrison to create a sound that fills every crevice, which I find wonderful and, at times, overwhelming.
Swept Magazine (Canada)

Used Man For Sale will scratch the itch of those looking for a great throwback to the Orbisons and other great blues singers of yesteryear with a bit of modern influence and great instrumentation to boot…”
The Scene (Canada)

“Gammage’s cool baritone bounces off that luscious plate reverb to give that dark underbelly of America twang that gave a mystique to Presley, Cash, and Marty Robbins…”
Music-News (U.K.)

“….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)