Skyflight Productions presents an evening with Phillip-Michael Scales on Thursday December 2nd at The Albert S. George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park in Barnesville, OH. Growing up, Phillip-Michael Scales had an uncle who played guitar for a living. He knew it was a big deal but didnt understand the significance that his Uncles name was B.B. King. Even though Phillip-Michael played guitar, he shied away from soloing and most things blues. Instead, he fell in love with songwriting when an English teacher told him A great writer can make their reader identify with anyone. The trouble was he couldnt find his story in the blues.
Born with a fierce independent streak and a passion for performing, Scales fronted his own indie bands, wrote and recorded his own music, and worked to make a name for himself on his own terms. All the while, his uncle just smiled a knowing smile and encouraged him to stay with it. As Phillip-Michael began to discover the blues in his private and personal life, their relationship grew closer.
It wasnt until his Uncle passed away, that Scales began incorporating more of the blues into his music. These days Im finding more of my story in the blues. A lot has led me here between politics, my identity, and of course: Legacy. The result is a sound he calls Dive Bar Soul which takes a bit of indie rock story telling and couples it with the passion of the blues.