New Orleans guitarist Phil DeGruy's delightful fusing of creative energy, radical genius and impeccable craft has yielded much acclaim from contemporaries, not considered your usual guitarist. First of all, he considers himself to be a guitarpist, playing a unique custom-built instrument that combines a traditional electric guitar with an electric harp.
Not only is he a respected guitar (and guitarp) wizard who’s collaborated with other master guitarists in New Orleans (Cranston Clements, Jimmy Robinson, John Rankin), he’s got a crazy wit and a flair for entertaining his audience that also has bolstered his career as a solo player. Upon hearing Phil, late guitar phenom Danny Gatton opined, "I have never been more impressed with anybody's playing, ever!" And the late jazz-rock influencer of the 1960s-70s, Larry Coryell described him as the "most original solo guitarist of the 90s."
Influenced largely by Chet Atkins, George Benson, Hank Mackie and Lenny Breau, Phil dove deep into the guitar immediately following high school and by his mid-20s was performing in Nashville with Lenny and Chet, two of his idols. His self-produced 2018 release, "Mask And You Shall deCeive," is his first record in 14 years, took years to compose he says, and is his third studio album since his 1995 breakout for NYC Records.
Tonight, Phil presents his quartet, featuring: Phil DeGruy - guitar Steve Masakowski - guitar + more TBA
Shows at 7:30pm & 9:30pm Doors at 7:00pm & 9:00pm
Restaurant is Open 5pm - 10pm for dinner before or after your showtime:
Advance Ticket Holders can now automatically make dinner table reservations for the Dining Room online via OpenTable.com !
Advance Ticket-Holders can also make table reservations for dinner by Emailing firstname.lastname@example.org your tickets have been purchased online by forwarding your E-ticket confirmation with dinner request info. Dinner Service without Advance Concert Tickets is first-come, first-served based on availability upon arrival.
Kind Reminder: Snug Harbor does NOT serve food inside the Music Room. However, we encourage you to arrive at least 90 Minutes prior to your showtime in order to enjoy full, relaxing dinner service in the Dining Room right next door, before getting seated in the Music Room for your showtime.