About Phil Ferlino
Hailing from rural Allentown, Pennsylvania, Ferlino was steeped in classical training at an early age. With a penchant for adventure, he studied independently, learning the lingo and forms in jazz and music theory. “After developing a vocabulary with the instrument, it becomes possible to communicate feelings and emotions through that vehicle”, Phil adds. With over a 20 year history in bands of various styles, it is safe to say that he is diverse in many. Influences range from straight ahead jazz masters: Hancock, Corea, and Keith Jarret, to classics like Traffic, The Doors, including the psychedelic side of Pink Floyd, Yes, The Grateful Dead, and Alan Parsons Project, just to name a few.
Recalling a question about early life, Phil remarked: “At an early age, mom imparted music to me through playing and singing as a part time wedding singer. With a piano around the house, it became integrated into daily life as I would often play and ultimately learn how to “ear out” the songs played on the radio. At the age of 4, I can remember getting recruited to play the piano in nursery school every morning for the daily rendition of My Country Tis of Thee, with the whole class on vocal accompaniment, my very first gig.
Eric Krasno, Duane Trucks, Todd Sheaffer and Jason Crosby are among the additions to the lineup for the upcoming “There’s A Reward: A Celebration Of The Life & Music Of Neal Casal” benefit concert in honor of the late Neal Casal.
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros began a swing of tour dates in California on Wednesday night at Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay in San Diego.
Jason Isbell revealed the openers for his upcoming run at The Ryman and series of solo acoustic shows with support from Kevin Morby.
Vida Blue featuring Phish keyboardist Page McConnell, Dead & Company bassist Oteil Burbridge, funky Meters drummer Russell Batiste and Shakira guitarist Adam Zimmon kicked off a short run at the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. and mixed classics, debuts and covers.
Dead & Company are offering live streams of all six upcoming Fall Fun Run concerts.