Phil Karis is a musician from The Netherlands who creates smooth, tasteful instrumental guitar music inspired by elements of rock, soul, jazz, and blues. Harkening back to the golden era of instrumental music, Phil’s compositions are defined by heartfelt melodies and subtly virtuosic musicianship. His new record ‘Hidden Treasures’ is the cumulation of a life devoted to music, making it a must-hear for any guitar aficionado.
Born into a musical family with a father who was a guitarist himself, Phil naturally developed a love for music from the 70’s and 80’s. While he occasionally dabbled in formal studies, first at a local Dutch conservatory and later at Musicians Institute in LA, he is largely self-taught, which accounts for his distinctive style.
‘Hidden Treasures’ showcases Phil’s uncanny blend of technique, emotion, and feeling as a guitarist. Each of the album’s 12 songs takes on a life of its own, reflecting the diversity and versatility of Phil’s background. He continues to explore new sonic territory while remaining devoted to making compelling, heartfelt, and easy-on-the-ears music.