It is the policy of the Branford Folk Music Society to present performers who perform traditions-based folk music. Most of our performers specialize in one, or two traditions. Occasionally a performer comes along who has a repertoire that spans several different and highly varied traditions. Stacy Phillips was one of these unique performers. Stacy played music in numerous tradition-based styles including, but not limited to Bluegrass, Contradance, Klezmer, Hawaiian, Southern Mountain, Americana and Celtic. Branford Folk Music Society had the pleasure of being able to book Stacy Phillips on several occasions, in a variety of configurations, including him appearing with:
It is with great sadness that we look back on the passing of Stacy Phillips on June 5, 2018. He was a great friend, strong advocate for music, keeper of tradition, teacher, writer, etc. His loss will be felt for some time to come, but his influence lives on in his students and in the musicians he played with in both formal and informal settings.
From the New Haven Independent: https://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/stacy_phillips_obituary/
Stacy Phillips and Paul Howard at Branford Folk
Joe Gerhard and Stacy Phillips accompanied by Phil Zimmerman and Ellen Cohn
Stacy Phillips and HIS Bluegrass Characters