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About

Phil Ward is one of only a few artists in folk music performing comedy–and probably the only person in folk music doing comedy this twisted and unique. His takes on everything -from romance to English writing assignments to discount pain therapy- will leave you laughing uncontrollably, sometimes while nodding in amazed recognition.

A charter member of legendary Los Angeles-based rock band The High Lonesome from its founding in 1987 through its present, fragile state of retirement, Phil has long been a respected member of the Los Angeles Acoustic Underground. Aside from The High Lonesome’s two albums and Phil’s 2001 release EASILY AMUSED on Trough Records, he’s been heard on a number of albums by other artists, and would happily appear on your album for a very reasonable rate.

His solo career -composing, playing and singing humorous songs for guitar- has taken him to venues all over Southern California, from comedy clubs like The Ice House and The National Comedy Theatre to legendary music joints like The Whisky and Highland Grounds.