Folk/Roots Musician Phil Underwood
Folk/Roots Musician Phil Underwood is a British singer/songwriter and playwright.
Phil is internationally recognised for his skill on the Cajun accordion, he also plays guitar, fiddle, melodeon and percussion.
“..a giant of the UK Cajun scene..” Yorkshire Cajun and Zydeco Festival.
He has fronted several acclaimed Cajun and Zydeco Bands and has played with many great Louisiana musicians. Since 1990 he has performed Cajun music in the UK, France, Germany, Holland, The Middle East and Louisiana. He played at the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival and in 2013 he was chosen by comedian and musician Bill Bailey to perform Cajun accordion at Wembley Arena. He is known in Louisiana as an accomplished Cajun musician and is an honorary member of a famous Cajun music family.
“..a solid Cajun man..” Steve Riley – Mamou Playboys.
Phil is the recipient of three international music awards – one in Louisiana – for Cajun and Zydeco music and has appeared on eight albums in the UK, Europe and the USA.
His current new venture is DryWood Cajun band – a traditional style collaboration with master Cajun fiddler Pierre-Henri Pichot from France, wife Denise Dryburgh on guitar and Carole Lateman on triangle and scrubboard.
He also performs folk, blues, Appalachian, French and his own traditionally influenced songs and tunes. He lives on a canal boat and is now writing new songs for the canal.
His past projects include membership of acclaimed bands, the Creole Brothers and the Anglo/Russian folk band KARA. Phils past achievements include playing for The Fishwives, selection for audition for War Horse in London and a stage appearance with musician and comedian Bill Bailey at Wembley Arena. He played accordion with the famous Delta Ladies and his Stage and TV appearances include BBC Breakfast, Songs of Praise, Eastenders and Robson Greens Tales of the Coast
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Video of Phil with his band Colin and the Crawfish in France
The Fishwives Choir video Here
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