JOURNEYS #26 | From Dire Straits To Eric Clapton & More: 5,000 Songs, 500 Albums, 50 Hits | Guitarist Phil Palmer

From Eric Clapton, Dire Straits, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton & George Michael
Legendary Session Guitarist & Hired Gun For Worldwide Tours

This is the Journey of Guitarist, Producer & Musical Director Phil Palmer

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Hailing from London, England, Phil Palmer is a world-renowned session guitarist, producer, and musical director with a career spanning 50 years. You can find and hear Phil and his legendary guitar playing and tone on more than 5000 songs, 500 studio albums, and over 50 number-one singles worldwide.

This is a replay of the 26th episode of the JOURNEYS Webcast—Adventure & Discovery In The Time of Corona. Allan Karl and Phil Palmer chatted from San Diego and Rome via Livestream on November 30, 2020, during the global pandemic. A great conversation and so many fun stories!

Links Mentioned In The Show:

  • Phil Palmer Website: www.philpalmer.com
  • Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/philpalmer.official/
  • One To One With Phil Palmer—Lessons, Advice, Stories: https://philpalmer.com/one-to-one/
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/philfypalmer/

Phil has famously collaborated with some of the most prominent artists in the music business, including Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Frank Zappa, and many more. He is a sought after touring musician where he played guitar for the biggest and best bands of a generation, including Eric Clapton, Dire Straits, Tina Turner, The Who, and George Michael.

Palmer served as musical director of and performed with “The Strat Pack,” a collection of some of the best guitarists in the world for the 50th-anniversary celebration of the Fender Stratocaster guitar at a star-studded concert at Wembley Arena in London in 2004. In 2002, he performed at the infamous “Party at the Palace” as a member of the house band for the Queen’s 50th-anniversary rock concert held at Buckingham Palace,

He grew up in the shadows and influence of rock n’ roll pioneers with his famous uncles Ray and Dave Davies of The Kinks.

He is married to Italian singer and television personality Emanuela Palmer, more popularly known as Numa. Together they collaborate and are involved in several humanitarian projects, including UNICEF and others.

More stars Phil Palmer has played with: Bob Dylan, Frank Zappa, Dire Straits, Pete Townshend, Joan Armatrading, Eric Clapton, Roger Daltrey, Elton John, Tina Turner, Wishbone Ash, Pet Shop Boys, Tears for Fears, George Michael, Bryan Adams, Robbie Williams, Phil Collins

Our Conversation Will Cover Some Of These Topics & More

  • Phil’s Journey From Session Musician To Hired Gun For World Tours—His start in the music business, and how he managed to contribute to so many albums, songs, and hits.
  • Eric Clapton & Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits—Stories from the road and the differences in rehearsing and touring for the biggest bands of a generation.
  • From The Studio To The Concert Stage—The challenges and opportunities found in the studio and on the road. How The challenge of staying inspired on years-long tours.
  • Guitars Stories—Technique, Style, and Tone—How does Phil create and replicate his sound and the sound of his collaborators, and what and who are his favorites.

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