I am a Rock songwriter and San Francisco native. I began playing in June 1972 in Falls Church, Virginia, and my first bands were there: Mobius (1978-1980), Gallows Pole (1980) & RPM (1981-1982).
I have performed and recorded extensively, and have released my music since 1988. Download my music here or email email@example.com for CD orders.
Phil Hurd: Lead Vocals, All Guitars, Bass, Drums, Percussion, Keyboards. The other musicians whom contributed to these recordings are listed in the song detail for each track.
Original Sound Recordings Copyright 2020 PHIL HURD
I have received local, national and international airplay, press and awards for my music. I have performed frequently in Austin, Texas and was a member/founder of the following bands: Bad Connection (1983-1984), Tumbling Dice (1984-1988 & 2011-2013), The American Dogs (1985-1986), The Elmores (1986), The Deadbeats (1988-1994), The Brainbell Janglers (1991), Heather (1992-present), The Blood Of Keith (1996-1998), The Skinny Jims (1998-1999 & 2010) & Non-Essential Personnel (2002-2011).
I performed and recorded internationally with Germany's Borrowed Tunes and Broken Radio. I toured in Europe in 2001 and 2005, and was featured on Borrowed Tunes' 1999 CD, Local Flavor, and on Broken Radio's 2010 High Fidelity CD. Two of my tunes, Lookin' For Answers & So Fed Up were featured in the soundtrack of the 2006 Texas film, El Segundo. I was featured in Sue Donahoe's book about Austin music, Never Heard Of 'Em.
I began performing in April 1979.
The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Who, Eric Clapton, etc..
Guitars by Ampeg, Epiphone, Fender, Gibson, Squier, etc.. Amps by Ampeg, Fender, Marshall, Music Man. Effects by Digitech, Vox, etc.. Since January 1988, I have recorded exclusively using my digital and analog TASCAM Portastudios.
CDs: Love Years (December 2012), More Love Years (November 2013), Snowblind (August 2014), What's Next (March 2015), Lifework (June 2015), Reinvention (November 2015), Have A Heart (January 2016), Afterparty (July 2016), Peace Dealer (August 2016), Illumination (September 2016), Tides (December 2016).
Compilation CDs: Anthology (May 2015), The Future Is A Fantasy (October 2015), PJH (March 2017).
SoundClick albums: Love & Haight (November 2018), Clockwork (November 2019), Powerhouse (Remastered) (September 2019), Love Years (January 2020), Love Years III (January 2020), It's Happening (February 2020).
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