Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Philip Claypool’s roots lie deep in the Mississippi Delta. He is nationally recognized as one of today’s pre-eminent Southern singer/songwriters. Rolling Stone Magazine once described his voice as “leather and velvet.” Legendary producer Michael Lloyd states, “Philip has one of the finest voices I’ve ever recorded. He touches you with his talent and passion.” Claypool has released three albums, all receiving critical acclaim as well as Billboard and Music Row charting singles. USA Today ranked his “Circus Leaving Town” album #3 in its yearly Top Ten and many recognized recording artists have covered his songs. He has shared the recording studio and stage with legendary artists ranging from Carl Perkins, Garth Brooks, Zac Brown and Eric Church to Stephen Stills, Robbie Krieger of The Doors and others. Claypool’s fans not only love him for his country music, but also revere him for his versatility in all musical genres. In the words of one critic, “His versions of other artists work often mirror and exceed the originals.” Claypool can stun an audience as a solo vocal performer playing his guitar and harmonica, but he also performs as a duo, trio, and fronting a full band. He often employs a string quartet, which provides an amazing and unique musical experience. Claypool performs nationally and is the “Go-To” entertainer for a unique, powerful and passionate musical experience that appeals to all generations.
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