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Phil Keaggy — On Some Distant Shore
Album: Acoustic Sketches
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Released: 1996
Length: 4:55
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(instrumental)
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Pure and untarnished - wonderful food for the ears.
Not getting into the vibe here, but respect for the craftmanship.
:guitarist: :guitarist: :guitarist: :music:
Yes... that's what I'm talking about! A real gem.
Nice.
The more i listen to this... I wonder why I didn't hear about him before (stupid me!). A GOD... Love it !
...dreamy...soothing....
ONE OF THE GREATEST GUITARISTS IN THE WORLD.
:meditate:
peaceful, relaxing, laid back.... I like it.
beautiful...
brandog wrote:
I saw a cartoon once - first frame, pregnant woman with people holding signs; second frame, woman more pregnant, more people more signs; third frame, huge woman, huge crowd, huge signs; fourth frame, woman holding a toddler boy's hand, alone. That's, pretty much, the born again movement in a nutshell.
Well, that's what happens when you form your view of the world based on cartoons! The "born again" movement and pro-lifers in particular adopt more babies, support unwed mothers, and many similar things. Doctors and nurses donote their services to take care of these people. Remember, cartoons are must made up and require no research. Reality is a much different affair.
I have a disc of his called 220, which is all instrumentals, and I highly recommend it to all and sundry. Utterly phenomenal guitar playing.
brandog wrote:
I saw a cartoon once - first frame, pregnant woman with people holding signs; second frame, woman more pregnant, more people more signs; third frame, huge woman, huge crowd, huge signs; fourth frame, woman holding a toddler boy's hand, alone. That's, pretty much, the born again movement in a nutshell.
...Interesting, what did the signs say? What did this mean to you? I'm guessing," People have a cause until it is real important." Or was it the pregnant part of born again? Confused.
Boring...
Thanks Bill for the dose of Keaggy, (sippping my beer on a friday, at Work mind you!) Wow, a flash from the way past. I've actually seen him live as well. Absolutely incredible! For a guy missing a finger, he sure rips. And I too have heard the Urban Legend in reference to the Hendrix comment. I didn't see any reference to the band Hendrix mentioned, Buffalo Springfield. I believe Phil fronted them for a couple years back in the day. anyway, back to the soda...
trekhead wrote:
Curious how a person gets 'into' Born Again, then 'out' or, how do you consider it? I can't help but be amazed at the Hope that is there, and then consider someone might give that up. Not even SURE what to call God?...may be you never took it seriously at the time , or saw it as just a 'movement'. The TRUTH is quite the opposite... Am I too nosy? Decent tune, though.
I saw a cartoon once - first frame, pregnant woman with people holding signs; second frame, woman more pregnant, more people more signs; third frame, huge woman, huge crowd, huge signs; fourth frame, woman holding a toddler boy's hand, alone. That's, pretty much, the born again movement in a nutshell.
diane wrote:
I'm surprised about all the nice guitar work comments. I want to take a collection to get him enrolled into Strumming 201. There may be talent here, but this piece does nada to show it.
Really? Haven't seen any of your stuff uploaded on RP. Oh and Google? Nothing. Hey, Keaggy you hack--grab your guitar, Diane's going to school us.
diane wrote:
I'm surprised about all the nice guitar work comments. I want to take a collection to get him enrolled into Strumming 201. There may be talent here, but this piece does nada to show it.
You definately need to hear more of his stuff, then. I saw him in concert at a club in Richmond a few years ago, and this man could freakin' retune to alternate tunings near instantly and with perfect accuracy in the middle of the song he was playing. He's the master of the Boomerang, and he plays many styles of guitar as if he invented them, be they blues, jazz, rock, what have you. Quite excellent.
If you guys want to stop by later, I'm having a Keaggy.
Ok – I'm on again with the name dropping but I can't resist. Phil Keaggy has to be one of the best men I have the privilege of knowing. I met him at the Smoke Shop that Kip Kubin (Venus Hum) and I worked at here in Nashville. Had the chance to go to several get togethers with a bunch of his music row friends, even went to the same church as Phil for a bit. I can say for certain that he's one of the most dedicated musicians in Nashville both to his craft and his family. Being around Phil is what makes me wish I had more of his music. He builds people up, no matter who, what, or how they worship. Kudos to Bill for having the courage to play him on RP. Made my morning.
garyweiler wrote:
Does anyone remember his stuff with 'Glass Harp' ? It was great stuff.">
Yep...saw Glass Harp many times in Kent Ohio in the 70's.Before Phil went in his other direction.
ChiRaven wrote:
I remember when I was in high school, I got into the born again movement (I was raised athiest, so that was a bit of a shock - I'm now ...well... speculative with philosophical pagan leanings). This man was considered pretty much at the pinnacle of the contemporary Christian music business. I gather he still is, though if Kerry Livgren is still in there (with or without A.D.), he's got some competition in the writing department, especially in terms of lyrics. But that's absolutely gorgeous guitar work - right up there with Leo Kottke or Michael Hedges (or Craig Olson, if you want a Pagan equivalent). The Spirit prevails, whatever you call Her/Him/It. Or for Rush folks, The Spirit of Radio. Radio Paradise now... :) I'm hoping I don't open a can of worms here, (see TORI AMOS fiasco) But I thought I recognized Phil's name from GOSPEL category, interesting to see him played here. Curious how a person gets 'into' Born Again, then 'out' or, how do you consider it? I can't help but be amazed at the Hope that is there, and then consider someone might give that up. Not even SURE what to call God?...may be you never took it seriously at the time , or saw it as just a 'movement'. The TRUTH is quite the opposite... Am I too nosy? Decent tune, though.
Clapton called Keaggy the greatest guitar player in the business today. That makes RP exceptionally cool for playing him.
I'm surprised about all the nice guitar work comments. I want to take a collection to get him enrolled into Strumming 201. There may be talent here, but this piece does nada to show it.
Simply Magnificent. :notworthy:
garyweiler wrote:
Does anyone remember his stuff with 'Glass Harp' ? It was great stuff.">
They're still together and touring...my brother couldn't say enough good things about their show he saw the other week.
Very nice guitar work.
buonanotte mondo
:sleep:
Does anyone remember his stuff with 'Glass Harp' ? It was great stuff.">
I remember when I was in high school, I got into the born again movement (I was raised athiest, so that was a bit of a shock - I'm now ...well... speculative with philosophical pagan leanings). This man was considered pretty much at the pinnacle of the contemporary Christian music business. I gather he still is, though if Kerry Livgren is still in there (with or without A.D.), he's got some competition in the writing department, especially in terms of lyrics. But that's absolutely gorgeous guitar work - right up there with Leo Kottke or Michael Hedges (or Craig Olson, if you want a Pagan equivalent). The Spirit prevails, whatever you call Her/Him/It. Or for Rush folks, The Spirit of Radio. Radio Paradise now... :) But I digress... Raven
Man, I hate being stuck in an elevator!
awesome...I love Keaggy...nice to hear his instrumental stuff :meditate.gif:
:whistle: during work...... Nice song!
242glt wrote:
What a fantastic musician! In some interview with Hendrix, Jimi is reported to have said that Keaggy was the greatest guitar player alive. He's in contemporary christian music, so he is relatively obscure. His vocals are a lot like Paul McCartney, howerever. He is a master of the eBow and all sorts of stuff.
Ohhhh, nooooo . . . I myself have repeated this urban legend many times, but this time I looked it up because I wanted to find out which late-night talk show it when/where that Jimi mentioned Phil. It looks pretty bleak ... Urban Legends page link (and a great photo of Phil circa Glass Harp): (click here) I love Phil Keaggy: I got to meet him in Houston during the Invention tour with Wes King and Out of the Grey (Scott &Christine Dente's band). He signed my Parker Fly and went on for a bit about he'd be playing one that night, what he loved about it--then the guys whose job it was to keep him on time moved it along, and that was that. Well--not really, he and all of the other artists hung around and met everyone that wanted to wait his/her turn, whether they had merchandise to sign or not.
Ahhh, so relaxing and comforting - perfect music to help you smooth the transition into the early stages of Alzherimer's :|
Many years ago I work promoting Christian concerts and was fortunate to meet Phil. His "Master and the Musician" album I would recommend if you liked this piece.
pretty piece...a nice reminder that there is peace out there somewhere
What a fantastic musician! In some interview with Hendrix, Jimi is reported to have said that Keaggy was the greatest guitar player alive. He\'s in contemporary christian music, so he is relatively obscure. His vocals are a lot like Paul McCartney, howerever. He is a master of the eBow and all sorts of stuff.
Very relaxing after the piece of crap before.