Phil Gates Band
“Phil Gates’ gentle smoky/husky vocals are well-suited to the musical honey that he produces…it clings and lingers upon the ears and mind like the memory of a warm summer Sunday afternoon.” – Blues Art Journal.
With a review that sounds like the opening pages of a romantic novel, how could you not want to experience this cool, bluesy sensation Beyond singing, Phil Gates studied guitar and performance while working as a house engineer at the Caravan of Dreams Performing Arts Center. He’s worked with blues and jazz greats like Buddy Guy, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Albert King, Dizzy Gillespie, Eartha Kitt, and Bobby “Blue” Bland. Gates’ style is reminiscent of early Buddy Guy mixed with jazz, fusion, New Orleans, Chicago, and Delta-style blues.