Remember all those Phil Keaggy music videos? Neither do I, because he has been in very few, but he agreed to be in mine.
For those who don’t know, Phil is a Grammy-nominated, multiple dove award winner, legendary guitarist, who has also won many Guitar Player Magazine Reader Polls.
But it started with him graciously declining to appear in my video, because of something his old record company told him back in the 80s. I wanted to argue and persuade, but instead I said OK, and went back to working on the video, with no plans to include Phil… yes, I admit I was disappointed.
About a month later I got an email from him in which he said he’d like to try it.
I was uninterested in what changed his mind, and was simply thrilled because as he and I had discussed before, he appears so rarely in music vids.
So then we worked out details of when and where (after my family reunion, in the Nashville area) and it was full speed ahead.
Allow me to point out what many others have said in different ways: that Phil is a kind, gracious, and generous soul. This is in addition to his legendary talent! It was one of the high points of my musical career to work with him.
You might want to listen to my third and newest album, on which he plays wondrous guitar on three of the tracks. His performances are spectacular. Below is the finished music video. I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed making it!