A strange brew indeed.
Q Recommends. ****
— Q magazine
One of the most original artists out there.
— Blues Matters magazine
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Strange Part of the Country

by Phil Conil

Mixed by GRAMMY-winner Tchad Blake (Black Keys, Robert Plant, Tom Waits).

Featuring double bass legend Danny Thompson (John Martyn, Nick Drake).

Produced by Phil Conil.

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Press & RADIO


A fantastic album.
— Steven Merchant, BBC 6 Music (live session)
I played it last week, I just had to play it again.
— Bob Harris Country, BBC Radio 2
If you like your music real, raw and meaningful, here’s the voice for you.
— Heat magazine (Heat's Hot New Artists of the Year)
Modern rock music at its very best. A warped mix of country, rock and blues. This record is anything but predictable. Conil takes the blues on a 21st century journey. One of the best releases of the year.
— Blues Matters magazine (front cover feature)
Gritty, urban blues, full of tales of hard drinking and hard life. Pray [he] lives long enough to record a second album.
Q Recommends. ****
— Q magazine
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Phil Conil

British genre-bending roots producer’s first album - Strange Part of the Country - has received four stars from Q magazine and support from BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio 2.

The album is mixed by renowned audio engineer and multiple GRAMMY-winner Tchad Blake (Black Keys, Robert Plant, Tom Waits).

It features the double bass player often honoured as one of the best in the world - the influential BBC Folk Lifetime Achievement Award winner - Danny Thompson (John Martyn, Nick Drake).

Conil also recorded with Fleetwood Mac legend Peter Green. They recorded “Man of the World” and a version of Conil’s song “Round Midnight”.

Conil has lived all over the United States and Europe - including New Orleans, New York City and Athens, Greece. He currently lives in Berlin.


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