Paul Phillips trained musically, American Songbook, on a Hammond Organ, but switched to guitar in a Vermont college, where he was also introduced to Americana music, and folk music.
Living on the South Shore of Boston, he was a high school literature teacher and then President of the teachers union. He played guitar pretty much every night in his cellar studio, and for friends at events and weddings; but not for the public. Retiring from union thuggery, he moved to Florida, where he found there are no cellars, and so began playing above ground in his home studio, at open mics, and at song circles in the Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda area; and joined ACMA at the suggestion of friends. He loves his five guitars, two keyboards, and getting friends to listen.