Phil Lee was raised in Durham, NEW YORK, in the darkness of cigarette warehouses and Duke School. A musician and songwriter from his teenagers, Lee’s initial professional gig emerged in the 1960s, playing drums for Homer Briarhopper as well as the Daybreak Gang on the morning tv program in Raleigh, N.C. (before the Plantation Information). Lee wandered off to NEW YORK in 1971, where he ultimately found function behind the drums for the music group Amazing Sophistication, an clothing that included Beverly D’Angelo, Rob Stoner and Hank DeVito. Lee transferred to LA around 1974, where he do some film soundtrack use Jack port Nitzsche and do some truck traveling for Neil Adolescent. He was back NEW YORK in the middle-’80s, writing tracks and pressing an 18-wheeler occasionally to create ends fulfill. After a short stint using the Soaring Burrito Brothers in 1993, Lee shifted to Nashville and got a publishing offer, which didn’t last very long. Truck driving careers were no problem finding in Nashville, nevertheless, and Lee was also starting to work with maker Richard Bennett for the honky tonk nation music project that could ultimately become his 1st solo recording, The Mighty Ruler of Like, released by Shanachie Information in January, 2000. Lee’s music may be the distillation around 30 years’ well worth of playing in juke bones and bars in one end of the united states to the additional. His songwriting can be uncommonly witty so that as direct like a activate the butt. The years he offers spent sitting behind the bandstand, behind the drums, possess given him the required time to take into account what he’d perform if he ever surely got to the front from the stage. Given that he’s there, he’s not really wasting anyone’s period with lame materials.