K Phillips' life could be a Country song. He looks like a young Hank Williams and was named after Kris Kristofferson. Born in West Texas and raised by his grandparents in the Concho Valley, K's grandfather was both a cattle rancher and a criminal court judge. He started writing songs at age six and began playing organ and piano in bar bands at age fourteen. When K was eighteen both his close friend and girlfriend died in separate drowning accidents. Reeling from these losses, he made the decision to pursue his own music. On his forth-coming sophomore LP Dirty Wonder, K has truly found his voice – a combination of Tom Waits' lyrical wit and Keith Richards' slinky country-rock hooks joined with K's unique, compelling vocal delivery.
"If you don't know K Phillips, you should start now. One of the best acts at SXSW this year." - No Depression
"K Phillips takes us into the Delta, keeps us in the bounty of Texas and then we get right on into Motown, where things bump and grind in his own strange way….He's a sick player and a cool, skilled vocalist, able to mix everything up in to what emotion is most needed for the mood." - Sean Moller, Daytrotter