Personnel: Henry Phillips (vocals, guitar); Marty Kaniger (12-string guitar); Bob Applebaum (mandolin); Dan Weinstein (violin, viola); Stefanie Fife (cello); Brad Ellis (piano, keyboards); Eric Heinly (percussion).
Liner Note Author: Eric Heinly.
Recording information: Genghis Cohen Cantina, West Hollywood, CA; Sunburst REcording, Culver City, CA; The Improvisation, West Hollywood, CA.
Henry Phillips' debut CD, On the Shoulder of Freaks, is an entertaining collection of humorous songs, all performed in a singer-songwriter style. Occasionally, his humor leans toward the sophomoric, but at its best it's a funny, off-the-wall set of silly songs, with sweet melodies and clever lyrics in the vein of Jim Stafford. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine