Last night, Phil and I met some friends at the Borders Books and Music store in Redmond, Washington for the Sam Phillips concert. I filmed some concert footage for the benefit of Jules and her Phillips Phanatics (oh, I don't know what they're really called), plus stood in line to chat with Sam and get a card signed for Jules. It took as long to stand in line as it did for the actual concert, as Sam took time with each fan. I was impressed by how warm and personable she was. When I told her that I was working on Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us and struggling with the B minor chord, she laughed, and said, "Keep working on it! If I can do it, you can do it."
Phil took the photo
If you are able to catch one of Sam's shows, do go out of your way to do so. Phillips is a gifted songwriter, and if you go to one of the Borders concerts, you'll be able to see and hear a stroh violin up-close, played by Eric Gorfain.