Phil Circle's "Guilt By Association" MUSIC SHOWCASE
Phil Circle, Luciano Lima, Mark Lester, Paul Ramirez, Craig Donegan, Eric Dinse
Phil Circle's Guilt By Association Records Co-op will "sponsor" this showcase featuring several Chicago songwriters. He has been putting together songwriter and acoustic showcases for nearly twenty years and he brings it to one of Chicago's premier songwriter venues, Uncommon Ground.
In 1994, Phil Circle went into the studio to make a 3rd of 4th attempt at an album. This one worked. Guilt By Association Records was born, with a debut that received wide critical acclaim. More than two decades and a dozen albums later, Phil Circle has re-branded Guilt By Association to create a co-op.
Guilt By Association Records is designed to mentor aspiring or existing independent artists, to help them better understand the nature of this ever-changing industry. Through their cooperative work with other artists involved here, they can learn the ropes and develop the kind of following they need. From there, they can move in whatever direction they see fit. We are a record label co-op, for lack of a better description. Additionally, we’re of the thought, or feeling for that matter, that with our collective creative minds and hearts, we may tap into something completely new and different. Or we may simply restructure an ailing industry, to the benefit of ourselves and the listeners we hold so dear.