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Phil Keaggy at Mount Hermon

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Phil Keaggy Conference Center Summer Concerts 2019 Mount Hermon, CA July 13, 2019 During a performance of his song “Mercy," from his 2016 album All At Once, Phil Keaggy shouted to the audience, “Put those hands together!" Hundreds of people clapped in unison while he played an expressive solo over layers of looped acoustic chords. At the solo's climax, he silenced all of the loops except for one acoustic phrase, which he triggered slightly ...

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Keaggy, Levin, and Marotta: A Collaborative Album A Decade In The Making

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Veteran musicians Phil Keaggy, Tony Levin and Jerry Marotta spent more than a decade crafting their debut collaborative album, The Bucket List (Self Released, 2019), the unique product of each artist's influences and pedigree. Marotta played drums and recorded with Peter Gabriel from 1976 to 1986. His introduction to music took the form of clarinet lessons in the fourth grade. Marotta recalled that “My music teacher wrote 'Jerry has absolutely no aptitude for the clarinet.'" After his brother, ...

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Phil Keaggy, Tony Levin, Jerry Marotta: The Bucket List

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The Bucket List, a collaborative album featuring guitarist Phil Keaggy, bassist Tony Levin and drummer Jerry Marotta, is a beautiful collection of lush and diverse instrumental songs. Each musician is an accomplished and talented artist in their own right. Keaggy has been nominated for several Grammys for his performances in contemporary Christian music, and has a huge catalog of solo records. Levin has recorded and toured with King Crimson, and played with Peter Gabriel alongside Marotta starting in 1978. The ...


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