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Phil Varca


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“Guitarist Phil Varca is clearly a descendent of the Hendrix/Vaughan tribe, but his outstanding skill and technique have allowed him to forge a style all his own. In short, Varca is, without question, a must-see talent in the blues scene. As both a player and a singer, he becomes completely engrossed in the music, and any who watch and listen, judging by The Downtown audience that night, are immediately swept along for the ride.” Mike Leuci, The Island Ear

New Yok based Phil Varca & The SlamJammers is a powerful rockin’ blues band. They can rock thunderously with driving rhythms that will shake you out of your seat then quickly downshift into low and display sensitive, evocative playing with their soulful emoting. The group’s raw, guitar driven grooves and energy creates a big sound but with no frills. Audiences identify and respond to this energy. For them, it is truly a cathartic experience.

Phil has been quoted: “There’s nothin’ I like more than sharing a bill with another an act and playing to part of a crowd that is there to see someone else. Their people don’t know you & they don’t owe you! We only get one chance to make a first impression…so I love just playing for those people …turning them on to our music for the first time & seeing their reaction!”

Dynamic songwriting and performances have earned the band praise from critics. The Island Ear noted; “Phil Varca’s passion for playing gives his music a lot of soul…creating his own distinct, bluesy sound with a lot of power and emotion.

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  • Lifell

    I can't buy this CD nor can I download it, so pity. Amazon is only for USA =/, looked on (and their site).

    21 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Lifell

    This is kewl... Why does it only have 1000 plays?!

    21 Feb 2012 Reply
  • rizwantakkhar

    Ahh Phil's awesome! I just stumbled upon a song of his today and I totally love it all! He reminds me of SRV a lot but he's still original ahhh. If I'm ever in NY haha, I know where I'm gonna be, listening to what.

    26 Mar 2009 Reply