Phil Vaught on Drive, “This album is basically opening up a side of my personality that is not seen by most people who see us “live”. It is rather intimate and expresses some different angles of my personality.
So in a way, although I am usually very reserved it allowed me an opportunity to be vulnerable and give a better view of who I am to the discerning listener. And I am proud of the production & musicianship as well.” When asked his favorite song Phil responds “It depends on the mood and the day, this album although a Country/Rock theme crosses into a few genres including light rock!”
Phil Vaught grew up in Kentucky. The son of a Minister and from a very musical family, he was exposed to music very early in life. He was singing in church as far back as he can remember. At age 11, his parents bought him a drum set, and he began playing at church services and with friends at social functions. Soon after that, his older brothers started teaching him guitar and there was no turning back…
In addition to Gospel, Phil was exposed to many other music genres. From his dad, he picked up on legendary country artists such as Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Bill Monroe, The Statler Brother’s, and many others. His brothers, eight and ten years his senior, listened to Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, Jr., Billy Joel, and Phil picked up something from them all. His mother & sister, both accomplished classical musicians, also exposed Phil to an array of popular artists of current and past eras.
By the time Phil was in high school, he began performing at local and regional clubs as well as charities and benefits. He became a well-established, in demand, respected musician and vocalist. Fresh out of high school, he and the band hit the road and never looked back.
By 2003, Phil was so busy that he had bought a home in Hendersonville, Tennessee. He is known all over the country and abroad, playing over 200 shows a year at major venues here and overseas. Phil has played the stage here at the Wildhorse Saloon more than ANY other artist in the history of the venue.
“Working in the studio producing this great record with Phil Vaught was an amazing experience! Not only were we blessed to have been able to work with our favorite musicians, I was personally “thrilled” to see the response on the collective faces (of everyone) when Phil opened his mouth to sing “scratch” vocals on each & every track! The scratch vocals that were meant to help to “pocket” each track could have been keepers!” Steve Williams, Executive & Co Producer “Drive”
“Driven by phenomenal vocal performances, high-energy instrumentals, and above all else, FUN, Phil Vaught’s live performances are not to be missed! Whether you’re a fan of country, classic rock, or anything in between, you’re sure to hear your favorites…along with some originals from Phil’s new release, Drive. This aptly-named album is the perfect companion for the open roads, and its songs have been hits with crowds across the country.” Michelle, New Iberia, Louisiana
“If you’re looking for an artist that will get your guests out of their seats and on their feet, then it’s time you meet Phil Vaught! Excellent lyrical content in his songs, electrifying full band performance & Phil’s on stage presentation, particularly vocals, create nothing short of shock & awe! Expect this artist to leave audience after audience wowed each and every show!” Julien Salley Jr. General Manager Hard Rock Cafe Memphis, Memphis Music Commissioner
Phil will be a guest on the Jordan Rich show this Saturday the 28th evening into Sunday the 29th on WBZ am 1030 with a signal that carries in 48 states and Canada and can be heard online at wbz.com tune in!