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7th Annual Phil Guy International Day
Once again, we will be remembering Phil on his birthday and during the month of April and especially the week of his birthday. Phil's birthday is Tuesday, April 28, 2015. It's unbelievable to think that it's been almost 7 years since he passed away. This year would be his milestone 75th birthday. The time has moved forward, but the memory of Phil, the man he was, the musician he was - and his music, remain grounded in the rich world of the Blues music genre. Dario Lombardo and I are asking any and all musicians, friends, family and fans to remember Phil on stage and/or perform a song or two that Phil used to perform at your events anytime in April. Please let me know if you can do this and I will put it on the schedule here with a link to your web site. Thank you!
Below are the 2015 Events:
April 8, 2015, Bob Mandarino & The New Homewreckers featuring Luke Pytel, Back Court Bar & Grill, 932 S. Court, Crown Point, IN
April 18, 2015, Delores Scott, Dario Lombardo & Friends, Folk Club, Torino, Italy
April 25, 2015, Liz Mandeville & The Blue Points, Tracks Lounge, 318 N. Jackson St., Crown Point, IN 46307
April 26, 2015, Dario Lombardo, Rewind Radio Show, Radio Flash 97.6 FM, 10:00 a.m. to 12 Noon - Italian time, www.radioflash.to
April 26, 2015, Steve Temkin, WNUR-FM (Northwestern University radio 89.3 FM) Dedication to the 75th Birthday of Phil Guy's Birthday. 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm Streaming Live www.wnur.org
April 28, Adrian Flores, Hora Cero Blues Special, Radio Raw Blues
Midnight - 12 a.m. - Brazil time
We are so honored that Phil Guy was recognized and honored as a true, blue, American fantastic Blues musician, being inducted posthumously into the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame, June 8, 2014 at Buddy Guy's Legend's (his oldest brother's iconic club in Chicago)
6th INTERNATIONAL PHIL GUY DAY
We are pleased to announce that a very special 6th International Phil Guy Day will happen this year. Phil would be 74 this April 28th. The past 5 years Dario Lombardo (Italian musican and good friend of Phil's who performed many times with him) and I (Lisa Mallen - Phil's manager) have coordinated with Blues musicians, venues, and friends around the world to remember Phil Guy and his music during the week and day of April 28th. Look below to see the past Phil Guy International Days' events.
This year we are doing something different thanks to Dario and Delores Scott's efforts(another very good friend of Phil's. Phil had a lot of friends:)) They were able to secure a spot at the 2014 - 31st Annual Chicago Blues Festival set for June 13 through June 15 in Grant Park. The Tribute to Phil Guy will be on Saturday, June 14th at the Pepsi Front Porch Stage from 3-4 PM. The performance will include several members of Phil's band, musicians that performed with him, and the two people who coordinated this: The Italy/Chicago collaboration with Dario Lombardo and Delores Scott.
Needless to say we are absolutely thrilled to share the memory of Phil Guy and his music during the largest free Blues festival in the world.
Check back to this website for more information and updates. Also check Phil Guy's my space site (address above).
5th INTERNATIONAL PHIL GUY DAY
Once again, we will be remembering Phil on his birthday and during that week. Phil's birthday is Sunday, April 28, 2013. It's unbelievable to think that it's been 5 years since he passed away. He would be 73 this year. Dario Lombardo and I are asking any and all musicians, friends, family and fans to remember Phil or perform a song or two at your events the week and weekend of Phil's birthday. Please let me know if you can do this and I will put it on the schedule here with a link to your web site. Thank you!
Below are the 2013 Events:
April 20, Dario Lombardo at Il Magazzino di Gilgamesh, Turin, Italy
That day Dario will also release his new CD "The Pop Life Studio Sessions," Volumes 1 & 2. Volume one will be dedicated to Phil's memory, and it will include "Last of the Blues Singers." Volume two will include "Is it Him or Me?" Dario also wrote two songs about and for Phil on the new CD that are very personal to him about Phil. One is titled "Honored Guy" and the other is titled "He's Back."
4th INTERNATIONAL PHIL GUY
Phil would have been 72 years old this April 28, 2012.
Several musicians, friends and fans remembered him and honored him at these events:
April 12, Intro: Dario Lombardo & Andrea Scagliarini Acoustic Blues Duo live at "Sala Agora" Sangano Torinese, (Torino), Italy
April 19th: Dario Lombardo & Friends, "SanTomatoLive," San Tomato, Pistoia, Italy
For the first tie they brought Phil Guy's International Day to Caravan, in Tuscany. Phil played the Pistoia Blues fest, the main on in Italy three times, and that's the town where many musicians turned aroiung the Blues Gang & Model T Boogie Live. Featured musicians: Dario Lombardo, Sergio Montaleni, Antonio Masoni, Daniele Nesi, Mario Marmugi.
April 21st: Delores Scott - Lee's Unleaded - Chicago, IL USA
April 28th : Adrian Flores, Radio Raw Blues, midnight: HORA CERO BLUE SPECIAL. www.radiorawblues.com Navegantes, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil - Adrian dedicated his radio show to Phil. The program was also rebroadcast 12 hours later, noon time in Brazil.
April 28th: Dario Lombardo & the Blues Gang, Model T Boogie Band, plus special guests: II Magazzino di Gilgamesh, Torino, Italia, 10 PM Italy
Phil played with these bands in Italy.
April 28th: Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues
Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago, IL
Billy and the band paid special tribute to Phil Guy and his music and mentioned him several times throughout the night.
April 28th: Al Stone, Sullivan's Pub & Eatery
April 29th: Dario Lombardo, Radio Flash 97.6 FM Torino, Italy REWIND: www.radioflash.to (Dario Lombardo & Giancarlo Bertelle's Radio Show, on air every Sunday)
3rd INTERNATIONAL PHIL GUY DAY
We, the friends, family, musicians and Blues community are remembering Phil Guy on April 28, 2011. It would have been his 71st birthday. Dario Lombardo and I (Lisa Mallen) are once again asking musicians to mention Phil, dedicate a song in his memory, or perhaps even include one or two of Phil's songs in your performances anytime during the month of April, and especially on April 28th. Musicians and friends included in this tribute are listed below with their dates and venues. (Also on the tour page.) Please e-mail me if you would like to be included! firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!!!
April 2 - Liberia - Belgravia, Torino Italy
April 9th - Inna Melnikov - Starbucks, 4116 Dempster, Skokie, IL
7 PM - 9 PM
April 16th - Delores Scott, Lee's Unleaded, 7401 S. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60619
April 28th - Dario Lombardo & The Blues Gang, The Original Model T Boogie Band, Monceisio 13/b, Torino, Italy,
9:30 PM - 1:00 AM
April 28th - Steve Arvey, Kojaks Palmetto's Ribhouse, Palmetto, FL
April 28th - Bob Mandarino & Friends will play a jam at the Spot Studio, Schneider, IN,
6 PM - will be broadcast on the net by www.justin.tv/thespotstudio
April 29 - Sugar Blue - Rosa's Lounge, Chicago
Everyone knows he did it all with such passion and determination!!! So we will always make sure that the man we knew and his music will always live on.
"To everything there is a season . . . a time to be born, a time to die." Ecclesiastes: 3:1
Check out this blog from Pittsburgh, PA resident, blues afficionado Mike Rick:
Below are a couple pictures of Phil's headstone at the Homewood Memorial Gardens cemetery in Homewood, IL. As you can see, Buddy Guy and Jeniece Guy did a wonderful job designing it.
photo by Lisa Mallen December 2009
photo by Lisa Mallen August 20, 2009
Regarding Homewood Memorial Gardens, a few other famous people are buried there. They include Blues Musician Frank 'Son' Seals, Pop Musician Jermaine William Stewart, Actor Fred Pinkard, Roller Coaster Designer and Builder John Miller, Major League Baseball Player John Paul Sullivan, and Professional Baseball player Paul Howard 'Dizzy' Trout