Guitar maestro Phil Keaggy is featured on the cover of the current issue of Christian Musician Magazine with an in-depth interview where the Gospel Music Hall of Famer discusses his recent 60th birthday, his most recent musical endeavors (including his current project with the Phil Keaggy Trio, Inter-Dimensional Traveler), and what comes next for this prolific singer/songwriter.
In the interview, by Christian Musician editor Bruce Adolph, Keaggy shares his musical focus for the coming year (“My heart really is to…collaborate with a few good writers, and come up with a new vocal album.”), his feelings about end times (“It does feel like the ‘last days,’ with earthquakes and wars and rumors of war.”) and what you’ll find in his gig emergency kit (“Cayenne pepper, ‘Bird Pepper,’ my Bible, my special capos, and a good book.”).
The feature also includes numerous photos from Keaggy’s music career, which spans 40+ years.
“Phil was our very first cover story 16 years ago when we birthed Christian Musician Magazine, and he holds the record for most times featured as our cover artist,” says Adolph. “I have had the honor of working with Phil from several different vantage points…as a publisher, concert promoter, and as producer of the Christian Musician Summit Conferences (where we booked Phil no less than four times last year alone), but what I am most grateful for is that I get the privilege of calling Phil Keaggy “friend.”
The current edition of Christian Musician can be viewed online at ChristianMusician.com.
About Phil Keaggy:
One of the world’s most beloved musicians, Keaggy’s solo career has spanned 40+ years and has included more than 50 solo albums, both vocal and instrumental, as well as eight releases with his band, Glass Harp. Widely recognized for his phenomenal guitar playing as well as his vocal and songwriting prowess, he has received numerous accolades and awards for his music, including seven Dove Awards and a Grammy nomination. Keaggy was inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2007, and was named one of the Top 10 best rock singers in Christian music history by GospelMusicChannel.com in 2009. He has been named one of the “25 Most Underrated Guitarists” by Rolling Stone Magazine alongside Prince, The Beatles’ lead guitarist George Harrison, Kurt Cobain, Neil Young and Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham. One of the most sought-after studio guitarists on the planet, Keaggy also continues to sell out concerts all over the United States with his ever-changing style, ranging from rock & roll to fully-orchestrated instrumental compositions.
The Phil Keaggy Trio’s current release, Inter-Dimensional Traveler, is available from Strobie Records. For more information on Keaggy, visit philkeaggy.com.