Stripmall Ballads

Stripmall Ballads

  • Folk

Phillips Saylor Wisor has been a veteran of the underground North American folk scene for 20 years. His music is identifiable by the mountain banjo and his unique guitar style that combines Piedmont Blues, Bluegrass and Psychedelic Country influences.

The folk songs of Stripmall Ballads expose all the pretty things to be found in things that aren’t so pretty. His 2020 album, Distant, was the winner of the 2021 Wammie Award for Best Folk Album.

A captivating performer and a boot stomp-inducing banjo player, Phillips was a founding member of the old time group, The Shiftless Rounders and was the touring banjo/guitarist for IBMA-winning bluegrass band, King Wilkie.

Site by ICS