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THIS IS WHERE THE TUNES ARE

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.
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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

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, long jams
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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
Here are several tracks that were never released from various studio sessions going back over nearly twenty years. These are all FREE TO DOWNLOAD, so share the page with your friends. Watch for more additions to this page by dropping by often.
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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. These are FREE TO DOWNLOAD, so share this page widely and return often for more.
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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, hit the contact button to the right on this page and ask. Phil probably knows. These are all FREE TO DOWNLOAD!
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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.
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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, 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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