May I introduce you to Phil Keaggy.
To those who may not know, Phil comes from a colorful past; success with the band Glass Harp, contracts with Decca, and as an opening act for many great names, he rose to fame for his electric guitar prowess.
Lo and behold, he became a believer, and while keeping the home fires burning, he has been playing with a greater passion and never ending zeal, as he has since been a major blessing across the world.
Former Amboy Dukes Ted Nugent, upon hearing of Keaggy’s new direction, said, ‘I don’t know what happened to Phil; he could have saved the world with his guitar.’ Well what happened? Phil gave his gifts to the Lord to be used for His glory.
He jammed with Paul McCartney after playing at a wedding for Paul’s sister-in-law, (his version of the Beatles ‘Here comes the sun’ is not too shabby) and it has been said Jimi Hendrix was asked how it feels to be the greatest guitar player in the world, to which he replied: ‘I don’t know, you will have to ask Phil Keaggy.’ (Again, I do not know if this is true)
Some have said Phil is one of the greatest acoustic players ever; that’s a tall order, but for a man who is missing a finger, well, his music speaks for itself. Whether you choose to watch his vid, or listen via tab, either way will ‘find’ you, and you will appreciate a David like man, with a heart full of God’s goodness and willing to communicate the love of God through music.
(Also, there are countless vids of him, other tremendous songs, and watching his progression of age, style, talent and grace is way cool)