PHIL VASSAR PAIRS MUSIC, WINE AND STORIES WITH "SONGS FROM THE CELLAR" VIDEO SERIES, FIRST TWO EPISODES FEATURE SPECIAL GUESTS SARAH DARLING AND STEVE CROPPER

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Award-winning singer/songwriter Phil Vassar is opening the doors to his personal cellar to showcase wine and spirits, share unforgettable stories and collaborate with special guests, including Sarah Darling and Steve Cropper, in his new video series, “Songs from the Cellar,” which will feature intimate interviews and comedic banter unlike any other show on air or online.
 
Episodes will feature live performances and conversations when it debuts in December 22 on PhilVassar.com as well as SongsFromTheCellar.com.
 
Songstress Sarah Darling and iconic songwriter/guitarist Steve Cropper, known for co-penning “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay,” join Vassar in upcoming episodes.
 
“This is a first for us, and it’ll be a real treat for our fans. We always wanted to bring them into our home and witness some of the magic that can happen when we play with icons like Steve Cropper and newcomers who are as talented as Sarah Darling. And we found “Songs from the Cellar” was the perfect opportunity to sip some vino, sing our hearts out and share some laughs,” Vassar said.
 
Future episodes will incorporate artists, songwriters and wine connoisseurs as featured “Songs from the Cellar” guests. Each episode will bring of wine, food pairings, world travel and more to the table. The show is not complete without the pairing of storytelling as well as wine and food pairings.
 
Wine, beer, bourbons and other cocktail favorites, all reasonably priced, attractive, crafted and inspired by artists, be featured during each show with a purpose and story. Fans will also be encouraged to submit their favorite wines, spirits and craft beverages. They’ll also be encouraged to submit their favorite watering hole where they want to see Vassar to perform.
 
Vassar continues his #noPHILter tour including a sold-out show at Franklin Theatre Dec. 18 in Franklin, Tenn., which will also be LIVE streamed through Digital Rodeo TV’s free app, available here.
 
Utilizing his strong social following that spans 45 countries and across 6 continents, Vassar’s energetic show is fan driven by social media requests and includes personal interactions with the crowd. Vassar’s most recent live streaming broadcast garnered 309,000 viewers with less than 24 hours notice.
 
“This is all about transcending the venue and bringing our show straight to fans. Although we play more than 135 shows a year, we aren’t able to reach all our fans, and many aren’t able to experience our Christmas shows. Live streaming allows us reach them wherever they are - as well as experience our favorite holiday songs,” Vassar said.
 
Fans can expect to hear original and Christmas classics, new material from his forthcoming album as well as well as his reign of hits, including "Carlene," "Just Another Day in Paradise," "Six-Pack Summer," "That's When I Love You" and many more.
 
Vassar will also be joined by rising singer/songwriter Sarah Darling during the Dec. 18 show.
 
As with all #noPHILter concerts, Vassar will tap into the crowd for social media requests during the show.
 
“During our last live streamed concert, we were getting requests from Sweden, Canada, Brazil, and all over the world. We can’t wait to see where the tweets come from this Friday, said Vassar.”

Live Stream of Phil Vassar's December 18th Show

Enjoy a free broadcast of Phil Vassar's
December 18th performance "LIVE" from the
Franklin Theater in Franklin, TN
courtesy Digital Rodeo TV.
Watch from the comfort of wherever you might be on your phone, device or desktop!

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Phil Vassar Takes us on his #noPHILter tour - Interview with Phil Vassar

(By Sandy Ferri - Higher Rock Music)

I had the opportunity to speak with Phil Vassar regarding his "#noPHILter" tour and various projects he has in the making.

Higher Rock: I want to first thank you for taking the time to speak with us, I know you must be extremely busy.

Phil: No problem at all. I'm actually packing as we speak for this weekends shows.

Higher Rock: We are so excited that you will be in Connecticut this Friday, December 11th at the Infinity Hall & Bistro located in Norfolk, CT.

Phil: I'm excited about getting back there. I have a bunch of friends coming down. It's going to be good.

To read the rest of the interview click here.

 

Songs From the Cellar Coming December 22

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I’m so excited to announce my latest project – Songs from the Cellar. Join me and my special guests as we sing and chat over wines and liquors. The first episode will be released Dec. 22. Stay tuned for more info! 

Phil Vassar Prioritizes Being a Father First

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The singer says parenting is his most important job, before being a singer.

Courtesy Country Weekly (Gayle Thompson):

However well known for his musical achievements, Phil Vassar’s proudest accomplishments are his two daughters, 17-year-old Haley and 11-year-old Presley. The singer-songwriter says he works hard to make sure his girls have as normal of a life as possible, even though he spends so much time on the road.

“I think it’s important to be involved as much as you can. I’m gone a lot,” Phil tells Nash Country Weekly. “With the Internet and stuff, it’s very scary, what’s out there. I want them to stay innocent as long as they can, and enjoy their life and be happy. I always ask my girls, ‘Are you happy? Was it a good day?’”

Phil might be gone for part of almost every week, but when he is at his Nashville home, his family is his first priority.

“If I could, parenting is all I would do,” he admits. “I know you have to go make a living and do your job and all that stuff. But I’ll tell you, it’s so fun. And it’s a lot of work. Kids have a lot of homework now and all that stuff. When I’m home I try to be with my kids as much as I possibly can be. But it’s hard, because they go back and forth. You just want them to be comfortable.”

Phil admits that after spending time with his band on the road, coming home to two girls is always a bit of a shock.

“Boys and girls are completely different,” he concedes. “Everything’s physical as a guy. We break stuff, and get stitches and break bones and cars and windows. I don’t know how many windows I broke out as a kid. I think women in general are way smarter and more mysterious and emotional. Men are more physically drawn and women are emotional. I really learned that with my girls, because I’d come off the road with a bus full of guys, and I learned not to scream or raise my voice. You have to completely decompress and be gentle with girls. It’s not easy, but it sure is rewarding.”

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