Phil is one of the most fascinating and innovative instrumentalists from New Orleans. His creativity is not bound by the guitar- he also modifies, or maybe corrects, a lot of what falls in front of him and on him. He even invented and plays a kind of guitar- the guitarp. In this interview in a few parts, he talks about style in his playing, his guitar influences, alternate lyrics, new orleans guitar scene history, and converses and hypothesizes about the problems of music business and herd mentality.
Then the tables suddenly turned... Phil Degruy interviewed Jonathan Freilich about times in the city, guitar, Naked On The Floor, music philosophy, music background, and composition.