Phillip Broussard is a pop/blues artist you will not want to miss out on. Passionate about easy listening and blues music, Phillip has been playing guitar from an early age. Out of High School, Phillip joined the navy and spent several years deployed. After returning, music has been his number one focus and passion hoping to make a career out of it. His blues acoustic fusion emulates from one of his biggest inspirations, John Mayer. Be sure to check out Phillip’s latest project, “Wavelength.”
Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing music? Tell us about it.
My catalyst was picking up the guitar. The first time I picked up a guitar, I know that I wanted to use it to create my own music.
Let's get this out of the way. What is the CRAZIEST thing that has ever happened to you in your music career?
I don't really think I could pinpoint one specific thing. Lots of mistakes on stage, people asking to smell my hair. The usual kinds of things.
What has been the high point of your music path?
Probably all the recent press and reviews I have been getting. It's pretty cool seeing my stuff posted across social media.
So, how do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like?
I usually start out with a title of a song that I want to write. Then I write rough drafts of things that I think should explain the title. During this process, I add music and additional lyrics and polish it. When it's done, I play it for a week straight and continue the addition and subtraction of lyrics until the song is completed.
What do you see as the biggest challenge facing Indie Artists today? Or, if you could ask the music industry to change one thing, what would it be?
I would probably like to see more Indie artists being sponsored to create the music they want to create. There is an active market of indie artists that play and draw large crowds and I feel that could be tapped into in a better way.
If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why?
John Mayer... Guy is my guitar idol and I could learn a lot from him.
What are your rehearsals generally like? Or, how do you prepare for a live show?
I usually go through my set until I'm sick of hearing my own voice. By then, I'm usually ready.
Pick one song that was your greatest challenge to write. Tell us about it!
Probably my song "Best Friend." It's about my dad and the challenges that we went through as his life ended.
What's coming up in the future?
EP release! And lots of gigs and shows.
Where can fans can access your music.
Check out one of Phillip's performances!