Phil Pritchett & Full Band

Phil Pritchett & Full Band
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In December 2001, Phil Pritchett sat in his songwriting office in Nashville and found his true calling; however, it wasn't in Tennessee. After eight years of living in Austin and playing his original music to fans all over the South, he'd come to Nashville to try and change country music for the better. After nearly two years, he realized a better way to handle this task. Said Pritchett of his time in the Music City, "I came to realize that the blood and guts of doing music for a living was doing your thing and working hard to keep doing it. There are people everywhere who talk about getting record deals, cutting songs, looking for managers and whatever. But it is all just talk. The guys in the game who aren't standing around talking are out there making things happen, even if it's just a club gig for $400. I began to see the beauty and purity in being a guy that acted, that produced, rather than a guy that was good at networking and 'knew a lot of people.'" So Pritchett packed his family and belongings and headed back to Texas where he assembled The Full Band (Ryan Lynch on bass and Jason Stolly on drums). Immediately, Pritchett hit the road, returning to the business of providing his large and supportive fan base with the live sounds they had sorely missed in his absence. In August 2002, Pritchett and the Full Band independently released "Tougher Than The Rest" to critical acclaim and a sales reception topping any of Pritchett's previous works. Over the next eighteen months, the band played more than 200 dates in seven states in an attempt to prove themselves as the hardest working band in the South. Because of their dedication, in June of 2003 Phil Pritchett and the Full Band were selected to be part of Budweiser's True Music Live sponsorship and promotion program. For the band, this not only meant national radio campaigns featuring their music, but an even greater touring schedule to accommodate the multitude of Budweiser events around the region. The result of the constant touring was evident to anyone who witnessed a live show. These occasions turned into half party, half rock and roll revival. Though Pritchett released a live record, "Phil Comes Alive," in 1998, fans of "Tougher Than The Rest" begged him to capture a snapshot of his most recent incarnation of the live show. Phil obliged, and in the Fall of 2003 he enlisted the help of Cedar Creek Recording's veteran engineer Adam Odor. That November, Pritchett and the Full Band recorded two nights in their home state of Texas. The product of these special nights became "Cool and Unusual Punishment: Live," the new 14-track record available in March 2004.

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Average Rating : 4.8              Total Reviews: 107

Phil Pritchett & Full Band  01/13/2010            
Sussie it's on High Tide in the Heartland, it's a Loosenda Wilson cover and itis great.
Phil Pritchett & Full Band  12/25/2009            
Phil Pritchett & Full Band  12/19/2009            
Phil Pritchett & Full Band  12/02/2009            
Wow love the new sound from Phil, he sounds different every album. This one is very 70's rock. Can't wait to see what he does with it live.
Phil Pritchett & Full Band  12/02/2009            
Really good stuff, very Tom Petty meets the Jayhawks sound.
Phil Pritchett & Full Band  04/10/2008            
Really the best yet, if you like 60's rock and something alittle different in your Tex music flavor go get The Bullfighter Returns. Phil gets better with age, the man has done it again!
Phil Pritchett & Full Band  03/17/2008            
Brilliant songwriting as usual and the band brings it. Need to see more music from P2!
Phil Pritchett & Full Band  09/17/2007            
I just saw Phil and the boys on Cuban's HDNET channel. The show is called True Music and shows alot of Dallas bands and does a great interview with Phil. Check it out if you get the chance. Also check out for Phil music.
Phil Pritchett & Full Band  06/29/2007            
Robert Hemfelt
like every P2 album, this one has grown on me tremendously. The 60's electric organ feel of "mt. enterprise," the tom petty feel of "a wind from the cold north blew," and a great reworking of "time equals distance" really standout. "And the local authorities don't know what to think, as a place of fastfood becomes a place of slow drink."
Phil Pritchett & Full Band  03/31/2007            
Really Man
Saw him at Ziegenbock last year. Always heard great stuff, so I was looking forward to it but skeptical. And man! The guy was just amazing. Period. I didn't even know there were real guys like this out there any more. Like Dylan with Stevie-esque chops. That's a stretch, but he was all heart and talent. You can believe in P2.
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