It all started with a live guest artist appearance at Pine Hollow Audio in Wisconsin's Chippewa Valley, just outside Eau Claire. Phil Circle was invited to come into the studio with several local artists to teach them a song and record what they all came up with live, right there. What ensued was an 11-minute version of Circle's No Cover Charge morphing into Lyin' Again.
Then it occurred to Phil that he'd like to get to work on some new studio material. The thing was, he didn't have many newly minted songs. So, he revived Fly On By, a song referenced in his memoir in a story about his Dad. Then he found another old one called Lost and Found and included the spoken-word story behind the song in recording. Around this time, Phil's close friend and long time musical collaborator Matt "Matteo" Steinmetz passed away, spurring Just the Blues, Ma'am. Lastly, while walking down State Hwy 93 to the corner store near his house, he wrote Living in the Chippewa Valley in his head. These completed the EP, aptly named "Living in the Chippewa Valley" that shares his somewhat rocky times in Northern Wisconsin.
Living in the Chippewa Valley - Phil Circle (2012) Download
- Fly On By
- Just The Blues Ma'am
- Living in the Chippewa Valley
- Lost And Found
- No Cover Charge - Lyin' Again (Live at PHA)