Guitarist

Phil Keaggy

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Age 72
Birthday March 231951
Birth Sign Aries
City Youngstown
Country OH
Profession Guitarist

Phil Keaggy is a famous Guitarist, born on March 23, 1951 in United States. As of December 2022, Phil Keaggy’s net worth is $3 Million. There was a water pump accident that left him missing half a finger on his right hand.

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Spouse Bernadette Keaggy
Children(s) Ian Keaggy, Alicia Keaggy, Olivia Keaggy

Phil Keaggy Biography

Grammy Award-nominated Christian guitarist, singer, and songwriter who is a noted “finger-picking” guitarist. Philip Tyler Keaggy (born March 23, 1951) is an American acoustic and electric guitarist and vocalist who has released more than 50 albums and contributed to many more recordings in both the contemporary Christian music and mainstream markets. He is a seven-time recipient of the GMA Dove Award for Instrumental Album of the Year, and was twice nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Gospel Album. He has frequently been listed as one of the world’s top-three “finger-style” and “finger-picking” guitarists by Guitar Player Magazine readers’ polls..

He has three children named Alisha, Olivia, and Ian , with his wife Bernadette.

Keaggy was a member of a mid-1960s garage rock band called the Squires; one of their songs (“Batmobile”), which he co-wrote, appears on the compilation album Highs in the Mid-Sixties, Volume 9. In 1966 he joined Volume IV, which in 1967 became New Hudson Exit. The band appeared frequently in Youngstown clubs and also released a Keaggy composition, “Come With Me”, as a single on the Date label. At one point, New Hudson Exit had considered Joe Walsh as its lead guitarist. Walsh would later establish himself as guitarist for the James Gang before embarking on a solo career and work with the Eagles.

Ethnicity, religion & political views

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In 1968, Keaggy and longtime friend drummer John Sferra, along with bassist Steve Markulin, formed the band Glass Harp. The band gigged in and around the Youngstown, Ohio, area and found work at school dances and clubs. This incarnation of the band recorded several demos, and released the single “Where Did My World Come From?” on the United Audio label in 1969.

Phil Keaggy Net Worth

Phil Keaggy is one of the richest Guitarist & listed on most popular Guitarist. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Phil Keaggy‘s net worth $3 Million.

Net Worth $3 Million
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Source of Income Guitarist
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House Living in own house.

His first band was called Glass Harp and, after a while with them, he decided on a solo career.

In 1968, Keaggy and longtime friend drummer John Sferra, along with bassist Steve Markulin, formed the band Glass Harp. The band gigged in and around the Youngstown, Ohio, area and found work at school dances and clubs. This incarnation of the band recorded several demos, and released the single “Where Did My World Come From?” on the United Audio label in 1969.

Another version of the story has Hendrix being asked, “Jimi, how does it feel to be the world’s greatest guitar player?” To which Hendrix supposedly replied, “I don’t know, you’ll have to ask Phil Keaggy!” This account is sometimes attributed to a magazine interview in either Rolling Stone or Guitar Player. Occasionally the story has the setting for the question being a Hendrix appearance on The Dick Cavett Show, which is also untrue, as the clip from the show in question (in 1969) contains no mention of any other guitar players.

In later years, rumors escalated into stories of Hendrix appearing on various television programs where he mentioned Phil Keaggy. A common variation says that during an episode of The Tonight Show, Johnny Carson asked Hendrix, “Who is the best guitarist in the world?” Hendrix is said to have answered, “Phil Keaggy.” This has since been proven to be untrue, as evidenced by the available audio from Hendrix’s (only) appearance on The Tonight Show on July 10, 1969 with guest host Flip Wilson. No mention of Keaggy or Glass Harp is made.

Who is Phil Keaggy dating?

According to our records, Phil Keaggy married to Bernadette Keaggy. As of May 2022, Phil Keaggy’s is not dating anyone.

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The following year, Glass Harp released Stark Raving Jams, a triple-disc 39-song collection of material spanning from 1970 to 2003. The collection focused primarily on live performances but also includes a few unreleased studio recordings. Like Strings Attached, this Glass Harp album includes live renditions of some Keaggy solo material.

Phil Keaggy Height

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Facts & Trivia

Ranked on the list of most popular Guitarist. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in United States. Phil Keaggy celebrates birthday on March 23 of every year.

On March 19, 1970, an advertisement appeared in the Mansfield News Journal for an Iron Butterfly Concert at Ashland College the following evening, with Glass Harp listed as the opening band (erroneously printed as “The Grass Harp”). Underneath “The Grass Harp”, a caption read “They Jam with Jimi Hendrix”. Glass Harp had not in fact appeared anywhere with Jimi Hendrix (they were at that time still a local band to Northeast Ohio with little or no following nationally). It is unknown whether or not the promoter or Glass Harp’s then-management directed that the statement be placed in the advertisement, but it is believed to be the first instance of any rumor regarding Hendrix in relation to Keaggy/Glass Harp.

What did Jimi Hendrix say about Phil Keaggy?

Another version of the story has Hendrix being asked, “Jimi, how does it feel to be the world’s greatest guitar player?” To which Hendrix supposedly replied, “I don’t know, you’ll have to ask Phil Keaggy!” This account is sometimes attributed to a magazine interview in either Rolling Stone or Guitar Player.

Is Phil Keaggy still performing?

Unfortunately there are no concert dates for Phil Keaggy scheduled in 2022.

What kind of guitar does Phil Keaggy play?

Guitars. Keaggy mostly plays three electric guitars. These would include a 71 Gibson Deluxe that was modified to have PRS and PAF pickups, a 64 Fender Strat, and a Strat-style Zion that has two Seymour Duncan humbuckers and a whammy bar.

Is Cheri Keaggy related to Phil Keaggy?

Cheri Keaggy (born Cheri Louise Anderson; August 29, 1968) is a gospel singer and songwriter, with a musical style of Contemporary Christian music. She is now divorced from her high school sweetheart Eddie Keaggy, the nephew of the CCM pioneer artist, Phil Keaggy.

Who did Jimi Hendrix think was the best guitarist?

The legendary guitar play Jimi Hendrix was blown away by Terry Kath’s guitar playing. When first hearing Terry Kath play, Jimi Hendrix was quoted as saying that he thought Terry Kath played guitar better than he did. It was later on reported that Jimi Hendrix also called Terry Kath the “Best Guitarist in the Universe.”

On Valentines Day in 1970, Keaggy’s mother was seriously injured in an auto accident. After her death a week later, and inspired by his sister, Keaggy became a Christian.

Keaggy was raised in a small farmhouse in Hubbard, Ohio with nine brothers and sisters. He went to high school at Austintown Fitch High School, graduating in 1970. He is missing half of the middle finger on his right hand due to an accident at age four involving a water pump. Keaggy reflects on the incident:

In a February 5, 1971 feature on Glass Harp in Cleveland’s The Plain Dealer, the paper’s rock music critic Jane Scott cited unnamed “record people” who told a story of Hendrix saying (in 1970) “That guy (Phil Keaggy) is the upcoming guitar player in the Midwest”. With no sources ever named, and Jane Scott’s death in 2011, the accuracy of the article is virtually impossible to verify.

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