Lead guitar, vocals
Born in Youngstown, Ohio, Phil grew up in a Catholic family of twelve. At the age of ten, Phil traded his plastic guitar for a real one. By the time he was fourteen, he had his own music group and was writing his first songs.
Phil at Garden Grove Community
At seventeen, Phil formed a group called Glass Harp. Not content to be just another guitarist, Phil began developing his own style and much of his time was devoted to practicing. Meanwhile, Glass Harp's following grew and the group began gaining national recognition.
Then early in 1970 Phil's life turned completely around: his oldest sister shared with him the love and peace of Jesus.His outlook on life, his goals and pursuits, changed. Now his desire was to share with others what Jesus had done for him. Phil quit Glass Harp and began his solo career of ministering the gospel.
Phil - 2nd from left
In the summer of 1973, Love Song, in need of a lead guitarist, contacted Phil about joining the group. He accepted and, shortly thereafter, Phil and his wife Bernadette were on their way to California.
Love Song w/Phil Keaggy - Dallas, TX 1973
Lift Up Your Hands (6 minute version)
Let Us Be One
Chuck & Phil