Speaker

Phillip Roebuck

Phillip Roebuck
A Virginia-born songwriter and bare-bones one-man band, Roebuck stomps out beats on a classic, depression-era drum apparatus, while strumming the banjo with a fierce, ragged-but-right style.

Although he has played more than 1,000 shows in venues and on festival stages in the U.S. and Europe, Roebuck can just as easily be seen performing on a street corner in New Orleans or New York City. At 41, Roebuck has two one-man band albums under his belt. A third is in the works. Besides being voted the best subway performer by the New York Press in 2002, he’s been cultivating a nationwide following thanks to a life based on touring and hype free music.