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Stacy Phillips - photo courtesy Mel BayStacy Phillips, one of America's best Dobro® players, has performed and/or recorded with David Bromberg, Judy Collins, Bela Fleck, Leon Redbone, Peter Rowan, Johnny Gimble and Mark O'Connor. Besides his own two albums, he was one of the featured performers on the CD The Great Dobro® Sessions, winner of both Grammy and IBMA awards in 1995.

Stacy is the author of twenty teaching and repertoire books for lap style slide (Dobro®) and fiddle and is a familiar feature at teaching workshops at music schools and camps. He currently tours with the Stacy Phillips Duet and has recently released a CD, "Stacy Phillips/Paul Howard", on Malahat Mountain Music.

Stacy has a web site where you can get more information on his work.

Stacy Phillips Dobro Books and Accessories

  1. The Dobro® Book - an overview of styles and the great players.
  2. Beginning Dobro® - detailed instruction of elementary techniques, designed to fit in your case
  3. The Dobro® Chord Book - all the chords you will ever need, plus examples of their use in tunes - designed to fit in your case
  4. Fiddle Tunes and Breakdowns for Dobro® - 40 arrangements of traditional tunes from intermediate to advanced - cassette also available
  5. Traditional Tunes for Contemporary Dobro® - 60 arrangements of traditional tunes, similar in scope to the previous book - cassette also available
  6. The Art of Hawaiian Steel Guitar - a great book! See the review in the books page
  7. Deluxe Dobro® Tune Book- 90 tunes in notation and tablature, ranging from American and British fiddle tunes to Celtic, Western Swing, and Blues
  8. Bluegrass Dobro® - a six hour audio cassette course from the basics to advanced improvising, with tablature
  9. The Complete Dobro® Player - This is the new standard in acoustic steel guitar instruction books - a compliment to and extension of The Dobro® Book
  10. Repertoire and Techniques for Dobro® - two 75 minute videos, each accompanied with tablature booklet
  11. Skip, Hop and Wobble - the CD by Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg and Edgar Meyer, with the Dobro® parts transcribed in both standard music notation and tablature
  12. The Great Dobro® Sessions - all songs from the Grammy-award winning CD transcribed in tablature

You can correspond with Stacy directly at this address:

Stacy Phillips
644 Whalley Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511

If you have questions, suggestions for improvements, or additional information, please let me know.