plus North of Nashville
Thursday, May 02, 2013 9:00 PM EDT
(8:00 PM Doors)
Asylum, Portland, ME
18 years and over
Phil Vassar’s unbounded energy and limitless talent have proven him, again and again, as one of Nashville’s most prolific and versatile stars. Those who best understand Phil Vassar – good-time, piano playing, boundless energy on stage, hardest-working-man-in-the business– also understand the ongoing evolution of his original music.
This Virginia-born songwriter and musician has undoubtedly made his mark in Nashville as an acclaimed artist. Phil’s known not only for his gift for hit songwriting, but also for his compelling and highly entertaining skills on the piano. His uniquely piano-based, rhythm and blues-infused, infectiously buoyant brand of music has carried Phil throughout his career and remains his specialty in the genre.
His resume boasts numerous hits for artists including Alan Jackson, Tim McGraw, Jo Dee Messina, and Collin Raye, and many more hits as an artist in his own right. He’s been named the ASCAP Songwriter of the Year twice and has taken top honors from the Academy of Country Music, Billboard MusicRow, and also honored by the the CMA’s. Some of Phil’s accolades include two time ASCAP Songwriter of the Year, Billboard Magazine Top New Country Artist, Billboard Country Songwriter of the Year, Music Row Magazine Breakthrough Artist of the Year, and ACM Top New Male Vocalist of the Year and Song of The Year- just to name a few.
With his self-titled artist debut on Arista/Nashville, Phil took his seat as country's leading piano man with the success of songs like "Carlene," “Just Another Day in Paradise” and “Six-Pack Summer.” Since then he’s continued to prove his worth time and again with releases like “American Child,” That’s When I love You,” “In A Real Love,” "I'll Take That as a Yes (The Hot Tub Song)," “Last Day of My Life” and “Love is a Beautiful Thing.”
Now with 6 albums under his belt, all held to much acclaim, Phil is ready for the next journey in his musical career. No stranger to hard work and with a strong business mind on his shoulders, Phil’s taking control by launching Rodeowave Entertainment, a full-service Record Label/Promotions/ Management company based in Nashville, TN. First up to be released is Phil’s 7th album – his first ever Live CD/DVD combo recorded in Nashville with brand new music included. Phil’s ongoing evolution endures and will surely prove he’s here to stay.
NORTH OF NASHVILLE
Somewhere between Waylon Jennings, Mumford and Sons and Zac Brown, you'll find North of Nashville (named "Band To Watch" by the Portland Press Herald, March 2013). The outlaw country duo keeps one foot planted in tradition and the other in a wild and lawless territory of American roots music. Whether you're a Country fan or not, we'll bet you've never seen anything like North of Nashville in any direction of Music City.