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Friday, June 14, 2019

Brad Phillips

  • Doors Open: 7:30 pm
  • Show Starts: 8:00 pm
  • Ticket Price: $20
  • Genre: Contemporary Songwriters & Groups
  • Local/Regional
  • Roots

A wonderfully versatile Michigan roots musician


For more than 15 years, Brad Phillips has served as a sideman for some of Michigan’s most prevalent singer/songwriter acts.  He is most known for his appearances with Jeff Daniels, The Verve Pipe, and the Celtic-fusion super-group Millish.  He has also appeared with May Erlewine, Joshua Davis and played violin for Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Pat Metheny, and Iggy Pop and the Stooges.

Brad earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees in music from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, where he now serves as a resident artist in the Chamber Music department.  Brad is also a resident artist at the Purple Rose Theatre Company, where he has worked as a composer, sound designer, and actor.

Brad’s solo show is an eclectic retrospective of his life in the arts as a sideman, while exploring his own creative voice with original instrumentals and songs which delve deeply into his rich and diverse history in the music scene at home in Michigan, across the country, and abroad.  Come experience an evening of heartfelt, acoustic music with one of Michigan’s best-kept musical secrets.

Brad Phillips on Soundcloud:

Brad Phillips is a consummate pro, a master at his craft and far too young to be both."

—Jeff Daniels (Emmy Award–winning actor, playwright, musician, singer/songwriter)
"While Brad plays his violin and his fiddle so masterfully, always giving the music his emotional and spiritual all with great care, focus, honest passion and dedicated, seasoned skill, always making music more than mere producing notes, there’s another dimension to Brad's deep and natural musicality which is revealed whenever he interacts in ensembles and works conjunction with others. Brad brings profound integrity of musical foundation and respect for the performance platform, and in being a selfless performer, he harbors no self-important stylistic “agendas”, and this truly allows Brad to serve in the moment, to be truly receptive to the other players and always in service of the music. Brad is an amazing musician and improvisor, and anyone who’s experienced a performance of Brad’s knows him to be a remarkably and joyously consistent asset to virtually any musical environment."
—Benny Green (Jazz Pianist)

Photos & Videos


Weather the Weather by Brad Phillips

That Lucky Old Sun

Gold Rush (violin duet) Mark O'Connor / Brad Phillips - O'Connor Method IV