Winner! Best Live CD Doc's Blues Hour UK 2014 -"Phil Gates Live at The Hermosa Saloon"
Grammy Ballot Consideration 2014 -"Phil Gates Live at The Hermosa Saloon"
Blues Music Awards Ballot Best Self Produced CD Consideration 2014 - "Phil Gates Live at The Hermosa Saloon"
Winner! Best Self Produced CD 2013 Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society -"Phil Gates Live at The Hermosa Saloon"
Winner! Beale Street Blues Kings Competition
Winner! Southern California Blues Society Blues Battle of the Bands
"Phil Gates Live at the Hermosa Saloon"
Check out this bonus video:
This video is just a fraction of what the new Phil Gates CD “ Phil Gates Live at the Hermosa Saloon” is like. The difference in this CD, versus any other Phil Gates CD, is the excitement, energy, and flat out killer playing that the band performs. If you like live music, and that intense combination of audience, fans, the band, and the "magic of the moment" feeling, then this CD is for you.
The CD “ Phil Gates Live at the Hermosa Saloon” has just released July 30th 2013, has already charted, and is already getting advance raves:
Phil Gates Live at the Hermosa Saloon
“The test by fire for any blues musician is before an audience, holding nothing back while reaching to produce a cathartic experience. When the performance is recorded, however, it must hold up to repeated listenings. Los Angeles singer, songwriter and guitar dynamo Phil Gates more than withstands the scrutiny with his devastating live set before a riveted crowd in Southern California…
… Phil Gates is a unique singing, writing and instrumental voice in the blues, his outsized talent dwarfing the accomplishments of lesser lights. Exemplifying every virtue of traditional and contemporary blues, he has broken out with a modern masterpiece.”
2005 KBA winner in Journalism