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The artist known as Little Phil is not new to this business. This Georgia native began his career in the 1960's at the age of thirteen as the front man for the legendary pioneer 'garage band' Little Phil & Night Shadows. The Night Shadows are well known to serious record collectors as one of the pioneer quot;garage bandsquot; of the 1960's and was the paragon of psychedelic music in the Deep South with the group's infamous 1968 album, quot;The Square Root of Twoquot; which to this day is a rare and highly prized collectors item. In the seventies, Little Phil helped transform the southern music scene, performing at concerts and music festivals with 'Kudzu' and later 'Bandit'. This allowed him the opportunity to share the same bill with artists such as Bob Segar, Z.Z.Top, Wet Willie, The Allman Brothers, Grand Funk, War, Steely Dan, Mother's Finest, and others. After an automobile accident in the eighties, Phil was forced to take some time off. Little Phil's critically acclaimed debut solo album in late 2005 'Out Of The Shadows' brought Little Phil back to his original musical roots with such influences such as Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Johnny Taylor, James Brown, Solomon Burke, and Elvis, to name a few. Little Phil's debut album 'Out Of The Shadows' featured Georgia and Alabama Music Hall of Fame members Jack and Jimmy Hall of Wet Willie, award winning blues man Theodis Ealey, and acclaimed young guitarist Mike Lowry. It was a critical success with Blues Critic Magazine naming it one of the 'Best Southern Soul/Blues Albums of 2006'. Performing in any venue, large or small, this first-class entertainer is a guaranteed crowd pleaser and experienced professional. Audiences are captivated by his magnetic stage presence as his band of accomplished musicians crank out an amazing fusion of blues, soul, and rock. All this makes 'The Little Phil Show' an event that you won't soon forget! His career and creative trajectory took him to ever greater heights while recording his latest album 'Never Gonna Give It Up'. In 2011, Little Phil's legend continues to grow, and his example continues to inspire new generations of musicians. Little Phil took 2 years to carefully craft 'Never Gonna Give It Up' knowing it's not the quantity of music, but the quality. This makes his new sophomore CD, 'Never Gonna Give It Up' a southern soul must have!!