Timbredio Sponsors this night of music at The Plus- with Chicago's Phil Circle, Naalia, and Blaine and Leah Howard
Summer Night Music with Phil Circle
Blaine and Leah Howard
Saturday July 6th
All Ages | General Admission
$10 in advance | $15 day of show
Phil Circle has always been involved in music in one way or another. Whether he was running around backstage at his Mom’s productions as a kid, singing in the church choir, or finding his way to shows as a teenager with dreams of rock stardom, he’s never known a life without music. In fact, his earliest memories include learning to read English by learning music with his Mom at the piano. Music has colored his every move in life and almost always for the better. Even if he hadn’t made the leap into a career in music, he would still be playing it.
Music became his career more than 30 years ago. He was already writing songs and playing shows when he landed his first teaching job in 1993. He promptly followed this with a degree in Music Composition and Performance from Columbia College Chicago. It wasn’t long before private music instruction became a large part of his work, right alongside consistent jobs as a performing musician.
Now, as an established and respected music coach, he still spends a good part of his time teaching individuals the ins and outs of music through private and group lessons. His specialties include helping vocalists find their unique voice, and developing in guitarists a complete understanding their instrument. He firmly believes that everyone can learn music, that it’s simply a matter of skill building. With a passion for something, Phil feels, one can find their creative voice and excel through hard work.
As a veteran Chicago-based singer-songwriter-guitarist, Phil Circle has released several albums of original music and a two collections of covers, often to great reviews. Upon looking back over the 30 year mark in his career, he decided to take a collection of stories and other writings and put them together into a proper book. In August of 2017, he published The Outback Musician’s Survival Guide to critical acclaim. In keeping with his lifelong work as an independent musician, his book was self published.
Along with all the work involved in being a newly self published author, a constantly performing musician, a prolific songwriter, and his own management, Phil also mentors young musical artists and remains very involved in various causes that are close to his heart.
Naalia is an Afro-Latina American R&B artist based out of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
We're the Howards. Leah writes and sings and plays guitar, piano, banjo, and accordion. Blaine writes and sings and plays guitar. We like harmony and you.
This concert is sponsored by Timbredio
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