What I Mean

by Phil Circle

Released 2017
Guilt by Association
Released 2017
Guilt by Association
Veteran Chicago songwriter Phil Circle is by no means your ordinary songster picking away quietly on his acoustic guitar. He manages to blend elements of rock, jazz, blues, folk, and even classical, to seamlessly create a style truly his own.
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Phil Circle has always preferred to pursue his career on his terms, mostly by disregarding the much sought-after “record label” in favor of his own, booking more intimate venues that appreciate the musician and his work, and receiving radio play on stations all over the country and world that look for independent talent.

Phil is by no means your ordinary songster picking away quietly on his acoustic guitar. He manages to blend elements of rock, …
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Minutes To Circle

by Phil Circle

Released 2009
Guilt By Association Records
Released 2009
Guilt By Association Records
A great and eclectic hybrid of Chicago styles--rock, blues, country, even Latin influences found their way onto this album featuring a full band backing 10 of the eleven tracks.
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Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Phil Circle is not your ordinary songster picking away quietly on his acoustic guitar in the same old folksy idiom as so many others of this genre. Phil manages to blend elements of jazz, blues, alternative, and even classical, to seamlessly create a style truly his own. Add to this his energetic live performance, and he lands far away from what most people think of when you say "Singer/Songwriter."

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All That I Am

by Phil Circle

Released 2010
Guilt By Association Records
Released 2010
Guilt By Association Records
An autobiography of light and dark in thirteen virtuosic tracks, written from truth and poetry.
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Phil Circle is a singer/songwriter/guitarist born, raised, and seasoned in Chicago. Although friends, family, and fans across the country regard him highly as an unbelievable talent (thanks in part to 2010’s successful "Little Blue Honda Tour"), his beautiful guitar playing and voice are little heard by the mainstream. What’s unique about Phil Circle is his eclectic style, and poetic lyrics, something attributed to his ability to change the music he writes with …
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The Unsung

by Phil Circle

Released 2013
Guilt By Association Records
Released 2013
Guilt By Association Records
Music by lesser-known songwriters and lesser-known songs by some you may know, this album features the music of eight different songwriters, all performed by Phil Circle. This album was funded through audience participation and direct patronage.
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On this album, Phil Circle tackles music of lesser known songwriters like himself, along with a couple lesser know tunes by well known artists. With every song, he brings his own brand to it. On "Harvest Moon" by Neil Young, he plays it on ukulele, for instance. The classic Irish rebel song "The Patriot Game" is performed on a baritone guitar. Everything is done in classic songwriter style on acoustic guitar, with the addition of …
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Living in the Chippewa Valley

by Phil Circle

Released 2012
Guilt By Association Records
Released 2012
Guilt By Association Records
More of an EP, this album includes a live session in the studio where the rest of the tracks were recorded outside Eau Claire, Wisconsin, in The Chippewa Valley. This release plays heavily on the raw blues influences found in much of Phil's work.
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A couple of older tracks were revived for this album; material that was written years before and never included in a proper release. Phil came up with the title track while walking down Route 93 outside Eau Claire. The first verse of the song is exactly as it happened.

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Live At The Gateway

by Phil Circle & Ruby Harris

Released 2003
Guilt By Association Records
Released 2003
Guilt By Association Records
Live acoustic duo with guitar, vocals, fiddle, mandolin, covering multiple styles, with long jams. Phil & Ruby set a mini disc recorder on the piano next to them in the now defunct Gateway Bar & Grill in Chicago's Rogers Park and hit record. Here's the result.
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About Phil Circle and Ruby Harris

His work with the crossover band Guilty brought reviewer words like "rocks," "first rate" and "visionary" to describe his songwriting. In The Mix Magazine said, "If the United States has anything to offer to the world stage of music, music like this is it." With nine years of booking, managing, producing, and writing for Guilty now behind him, he moves in new musical directions.

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Phil Circle

by Phil Circle

Released 2003
Guilt By Association Records
Released 2003
Guilt By Association Records
Solo acoustic guitar and voice for the poetic mind. "Hauntingly beautiful" - Cityview
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About Phil Circle

His work with the crossover band Guilty brought reviewer words like "rocks," "first rate" and "visionary" to describe his songwriting. In The Mix Magazine said, "If the United States has anything to offer to the world stage of music, music like this is it." With nine years of booking, managing, producing, and writing for Guilty now behind him, he moves in new musical directions.

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Phil Circle arrived back in …
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Unreleased Studio Tracks

by Phil Circle

Guilt By Association
Guilt By Association
These are tracks that didn't end up on albums for various reasons. For more background on the philosophy of Phil regarding albums and which tracks make them, become a patron and ask for the booklet from the Limited Edition Album ReCircle.
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Become a Patron! For a monthly pledge of as little as $1, you can support the on-going creative efforts of Phil Circle and Guilt By Association Records Co-op. In return, you'll enjoy the ability to request specific tracks otherwise not available for download, and will be directly involved in work at the frontline of the independent music industry. Join now. Get rewards every month. Go to Patreon.

Da Coverz

by Phil Circle

Released 2010
Guilt By Association Records
Released 2010
Guilt By Association Records
A series of covers recorded live in the studio over the course of a year. Recorded by Oscar Winner and Grammy Nominee George Belle in his home in Chicago, where he has retired. Patrons of Phil Circle can request any of these they like as their monthly rewards.
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Become a Patron! For a monthly pledge of as little as $1, you can support the on-going creative efforts of Phil Circle and Guilt By Association Records Co-op. In return, you'll enjoy the ability to request specific tracks otherwise not available for download, and will be directly involved in work at the frontline of the independent music industry. Join now. Get rewards every month. Go to Patreon.

Unreleased Live Tracks

by Phil Circle

Guilt By Association
Guilt By Association
These are live recordings from all sorts of devices from all sorts of shows over the years. If you're curious where a particular recording was made or would like a copy, just ask. Patrons have constant access to Phil and receive monthly rewards like tracks.
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Become a Patron! For a monthly pledge of as little as $1, you can support the on-going creative efforts of Phil Circle and Guilt By Association Records Co-op. In return, you'll enjoy the ability to request specific tracks otherwise not available for download, and will be directly involved in work at the frontline of the independent music industry. Join now. Get rewards every month. Go to Patreon.

Extenuating Circumstances

by Phil Circle and Guilty

Released 1997
Guilty By Association Records
Released 1997
Guilty By Association Records
"Defies rock, blues and jazz...the best of all possible worlds." In The Mix Magazine
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About Phil Circle and Guilty

His work with the crossover band Guilty brought reviewer words like "rocks," "first rate" and "visionary" to describe his songwriting. In The Mix Magazine said, "If the United States has anything to offer to the world stage of music, music like this is it." With nine years of booking, managing, producing, and writing for Guilty now behind him, he moves in new musical directions.

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Phil Circle arrived …
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Live On WZRD

by Phil Circle & Guilty

Released 2000
Guilt By Association Records
Released 2000
Guilt By Association Records
Live rock-jazz-blues progressive crossover with female and male vocals, horn, harmonica, long jams.
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About Phil Circle and Guilty

His work with the crossover band Guilty brought reviewer words like "rocks," "first rate" and "visionary" to describe his songwriting. In The Mix Magazine said, "If the United States has anything to offer to the world stage of music, music like this is it." With nine years of booking, managing, producing, and writing for Guilty now behind him, he moves in new musical directions.

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Phil Circle arrived …
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