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Phil Roy Benefit Concert for Global Talent Idaho
September 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at 2615 W Lemp St, Boise, ID $25
Originally from Philadelphia, Phil Roy’s songs have been recorded by Ray Charles, Joe Cocker, The Neville Brothers, Mavis Staples, Widespread Panic, Los Lonely Boys and are featured on soundtracks such as Academy Award-winning films “As Good As It Gets” and “Leaving Las Vegas.”
Share a night with the wit, smooth and rootsy vocals and rich original songbook of this magnetic performer in an intimate backyard setting. It’s all to benefit Global Talent Idaho, a nonprofit that helps refugees and immigrants use their education, professional backgrounds, and skills to benefit Idaho’s economy and the community.
Suggested minimum donation is $25 at the door or donate online at glotalent.org/
Once a musical nomad, Phil planted roots in Boise in 2013 with his wife Katarina, son Enzo and their dog Teo. Since arriving he has given just a handful of performances.
Phil’s solo albums “grouchyfriendly” (2000) and “The Great Longing” (2008) have received critical acclaim. New York Times-critic Stephen Holden called Phil’s “Issues + Options” (2004) one of the year’s “most satisfying albums by an American singer/songwriter.”
And his album “In The Weird Small Hours” was named Concept Album of the Year at the 2010 Independent Music Awards.
In Boise, he continues to write and perform music and also explore his creative culinary passions with “Sounds Good, Tastes Good,” an evening of music, food and humanity with his musical and culinary partner chef and musician Marc Vetri.
Learn more at www.philroy.com.
ABOUT GLOBAL TALENT IDAHO
Global Talent Idaho was started in 2014 to address the individual and systemic barriers to employment that well-educated and highly skilled immigrants and refugees face. The organization helps individuals find their way back to the careers they left behind as engineers, physicians, accountants, scientists, teachers, and other professionals.
Singer-songwriter Peggy Jordan has played festivals, bars, concerts and coffeehouses from Boston to Tokyo to Idaho in her multi-decade career. She currently sings and plays bass with The Analog Sisters, an all-star trio of badass old-broads whose incredible harmonies and musical prowess reliably pack the house at venues across the Treasure Valley. Peggy sang harmony on Kate Wolf’s award-winning “Poet’s Heart” album, was an extra in “The Blues Brothers” film, and has worked with a long list of Boise jazz, folk, and blues bands over the years.