Over the last thirty years “Brother” Phil Paulin, Jr., best known as “Brother Phil”, has built a hard earned reputation as one of the northeast’s finest Americana guitarists and singers.
Earning a living over two decades of hard “one nighters” on the road, mostly playing the blues as an electric guitarist and front man, he has performed all over New England and the greater United States playing every conceivable type gig, from clubs, coffee houses, festivals and concert venues. An equal opportunity lover of blues, rockabilly, rock and roll, jazz, the Grateful Dead, and everything in-between his love for and ability to play an expansive array of American roots styles stems from wide and diverse influences such as:B.B.King, Jimi Hendrix, David Bromberg, Bob Dylan, Albert Collins, Delbert McClinton, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Dr.John, Hank Williams, Louis Armstrong, Professor Longhair, The Grateful Dead, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, The Allman Brothers, Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Howlin Wolf, & countless others.
High energy, sweat drenched live performances are Brother Phil’s trade mark. Known for his powerful soulful vocals, contagious on stage energy and presence, crazy after hours antics, and unique fluid and fiery guitar playing, his reputation has earned him stage time with luminaries such as Roomful Of Blues, Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson, Sleepy LaBeef, Barrence Whitfield, J. Giles Band front man Peter Wolf, Paul Geremia and many others.Performing professionally since the age of sixteen, 2010-2011 marks a quarter of a century in the music business for Brother Phil. He formed and performed with bands such as The South Street Blues Band, Da Blues Bangers, Brother Phil and the Trouble Shooters, Brother Phil’s Smoke Outside Blues Review and the infamous Planet Blues, as well as acoustic performance as a solo artist in duos with Doreen LaFranchise, Beth Terrio, John Sedlock, “Uncle” Fred Monthei and others.