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Phil Keaggy — County Down
Album: Beyond Nature
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7.6

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Total ratings: 354









Released: 1991
Length: 5:37
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(instrumental)
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Sure digging this. Sweet and soulful.           
I just hit my head on the desk when I nodded off during this tune.{#Roflol}
Sounds like an instrumental version of Traffic's "Can't Find My Way Home."
Excellent! This is such a beautiful album. Thanks so much for playing this. Mellows me right out. :)
It's now March, and I still love this song.  I could listen to music like this all day, except I'd never get anything accomplished, apart from a beautific smile, a mellow attitude, and a bunch of cats sacked out in my room, grooving to it all.  Um, okay - I can't find the bad there...
Absolutely beautiful.
This guy is on par with Richard Thompson in the guitar skills category.

Why do I feel so relaxed? {#Angel}


Mmmm - perfect winter music, with the snow falling softly and the world slowing down to enjoy the quiet... {#Daisy}
Yessss.....
I like {#Music}
Nice.
Reminds me vaguely of Michael Hedges.  I really like this song and his guitar work.  Nice!
Although I saw him play in the local catholic school in northern Ohio, to maybe 100 folks, when he was a local phenomenon around 1970, I guess I have no recollection of the show, per se. Strange, but his religious convictions really were not important, almost as if it does not matter. It's really fine that this station knows about and plays this music.
Great blending of guitar and fiddle!

cool.

 wendorama wrote:


I remember him from my Jesus Freak days, too.  He is an amazing composer and musician.  Isn't there some Hendrix connection with him?
 

Is this what you were thinking?

https://www.snopes.com/music/artists/keaggy.asp

Thank you for playing some Keaggy. Now maybe some Randy Stonehill? {#Music}
Glass Harp played at my high school in Akron. Back then Phil was so cool. Today he is even better.

 ROSSinDETROIT wrote:
I remember him from my Jesus Freak days over 30 years ago.  Nice to see he's still around.
 

I remember him from my Jesus Freak days, too.  He is an amazing composer and musician.  Isn't there some Hendrix connection with him?
Tagish_girl wrote:
Lovin' it. Go Phil, you nine-fingered phenom!


He's missing a finger? That bumped this up another notch...

I remember him from my Jesus Freak days over 30 years ago.  Nice to see he's still around.
This entire album is excellent. I'm planning on seeing Keaggy in September. Can't wait.

Thank you so much for playing it. Needed  Phil to sooth my nerves today. :) 
ColoBacon wrote:
Saw him use a loop to create an entire band...and while others are doing that also, he did it with skill and art...most incredible show I have ever seen!
anyone know how he compares to keller williams with the looping? just listening to him play they sound like they are pretty similar
Somebody see Saint Patrick around here :bounce: ?
Phil MCrackin
Beautiful! I love bass lines under guitar and violins with no drums. Lots of Windham Hill artists used to do this.
Saw him use a loop to create an entire band...and while others are doing that also, he did it with skill and art...most incredible show I have ever seen!
Tagish_girl wrote:
Lovin' it. Go Phil, you nine-fingered phenom!
I got to shake that missing-fingered hand and while he is a lovely man, it was kind of creepy...
Lovin' it. Go Phil, you nine-fingered phenom!
WOW !
wow beautiful stuff! :sunny: :guitarist: :sunny:
I would really dig Phil Keaggy, except that my brother, during his REALLY INTO GOD phase, kept talking about how great he was. That kind of ruined it for me.
nice....
If this guy weren't missing a finger, he'd be a 1. I'm giving him a 2 out of kindness, I suppose.
Beautiful stuff!
Simply marvelous. This guy might take the place of Tony McManus in my book.
RP introducing me to yet another incredible artist. Wow.
Wow. Playing like this always makes me wish I knew how to play guitar.
link me to the clip if you can. otherwise i'm thinking snopes has it right. SmileOnADog wrote:
Glass Harp was an interesting band, Keaggy was a blazingly fast electric lead player for that time (not even counting he's missing a finger on his picking hand). It wasn't until maybe Al Dimeola later in the 70's that other players caught up with him. I saw a video clip on the net a while back, confirmed a rumor I had heard but didn't really believe myself...Jimi Hendrix was a guest on Johnny Carson and was asked something like "How does it feel to be the best guitar player" and Hendrix says like "Why don't you ask Phil Keaggy?". If you've ever heard any Glass Harp, you could appreciate the compliment based on technical ability even if Keaggy's career detour as an early "Christian Rock" player kind of capped his public exposure.
Wow, this is truly beautiful. Never heard of this artist before but I'll have to check him out.
:daisy:
Glass Harp was an interesting band, Keaggy was a blazingly fast electric lead player for that time (not even counting he's missing a finger on his picking hand). It wasn't until maybe Al Dimeola later in the 70's that other players caught up with him. I saw a video clip on the net a while back, confirmed a rumor I had heard but didn't really believe myself...Jimi Hendrix was a guest on Johnny Carson and was asked something like "How does it feel to be the best guitar player" and Hendrix says like "Why don't you ask Phil Keaggy?". If you've ever heard any Glass Harp, you could appreciate the compliment based on technical ability even if Keaggy's career detour as an early "Christian Rock" player kind of capped his public exposure.
Hey! This is where I live - I thought it was only Van Morrison who did that sort thing. The music's one helluva of a lot brighter and more enjoyable than the view out of the window today! He must have caught County Down on a better day to inspire this.
great song!
This is just beautiful. It's the type of music that makes me want to drop my life and go to a mountaintop to study acoustic music.
Just beautiful
It always interest me that so many people compare Keaggy to Hedges - this song may be newer than Hedges' stuff (I don't know) but Keaggy has been around for MUCH longer than Hedges was. I love this song, though - it demonstrates another facet of Keaggy's sound. This guy's shredded on most styles of guitar playing across many genres. acatamongus wrote:
yes, nice. Like a folkier take on Michael Hedges.
At first I thot it might be related to the Firefly theme song in some way - but goes waaaay beyond once I heard more. Wow! :guitarist:
I'm very impressed you have Phil Keaggy on your music list... he is truly one of the greatest guitarists around... I saw him in Nashville last spring and thinking all he did was acoustic stuff now these days... he still rocked out with fire and finesse. Not bad for a guy nearing 60 years old!
This makes me weep it is so beautiful.
Simply amazing, I don't want it to end.
I was fortunate to see him with Glass Harp a few times in Kent....Ohio.In the early 70's.Then he went another direction. still nice to hear.
beautiful...
yes, nice. Like a folkier take on Michael Hedges.
Everything I hear from this guy makes me stop what I'm doing and look to Winamp or my browser to see who it is. Amazing stuff...
This is beautiful!
Im not always a fan of american weastern styled music but this was really rather peacfull and enjoyable. Guitar and quartet :D