Philip Claypool headshotBorn and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Philip Claypool’s roots lie deep in the Mississippi Delta. He is nationally recognized as one of today’s pre-eminent Southern singer/songwriters. Rolling Stone Magazine once described his voice as “leather and velvet.” Legendary producer Michael Lloyd states, “Philip has one of the finest voices I’ve ever recorded. He touches you with his talent and passion.”

Claypool has released three albums, all receiving critical acclaim as well as Billboard and Music Row charting singles. USA Today ranked his “Circus Leaving Town” album #3 in its yearly Top Ten and many recognized recording artists have covered his songs. He has shared the recording studio and stage with legendary artists ranging from Carl Perkins, Garth Brooks, Zac Brown and Eric Church to Stephen Stills, Robbie Krieger of The Doors and others.

Claypool’s fans not only love him for his country music, but also revere him for his versatility in all musical genres. In the words of one critic, “His versions of other artists work often mirror and exceed the originals.” Claypool can stun an audience as a solo vocal performer playing his guitar and harmonica, but he also performs as a duo, trio, and fronting a full band. He often employs a string quartet, which provides an amazing and unique musical experience.

Claypool performs nationally and is the “Go-To” entertainer for a unique, powerful and passionate musical experience that appeals to all generations.


"With Philip it's more than just music, it's a life experience. He has an incredible ability to connect with the people he is playing for. I'ts not just entertainment. He creates an emotional connection that's simply brilliant. He has played events for Mira, at the winery, in vineyard settings and at my home. Every time it's an occasion for the record books."


Jim "Bear" Dyke
Proprietor, Mira Winery

Yountville, Napa Valley, CA

"We asked Philip to perform at our private club Villa Taverna in San Francisco. Every table was full for the event, as Philip's incredible reputation preceded him. From the moment the event began, Philip's welcoming personality, southern charm, and outgoing nature made everyone feel at home. We are a club known for our cuisine - but Philip brought his own personal touch by coordinating with the chef to serve his own Memphis BBQ during the cocktail hour. The guests were over the moon! After we sat down for dinner, Philip entertained us with his version of classics, and then over dessert we heard his original tunes. Since Philip played we have had multiple requests to have him back - and we will, if he can fit us in!"

Michelle C. Harris
"Sandra and I have had Philip Claypool entertain over 100 guests at our home in Saratoga. Additionally, we have engaged Philip to do four concerts at our Country Club. Each performance has been magical. Friends and club members continue to play his music on their car stereos. Philip’s shows are a total joy."

David Wilson
Saratoga, California

"The members of the University Club of San Francisco have been very lucky to have been entertained by Philip many times over the years as he's a consummate professional; his golden pipe voice, his amazing guitar skills and his warm and engaging personality has provided us many a wonderful evening. A special talent indeed!"

Dan Arroyo
University Club of San Francisco

"Philip played for us at a fundraiser at Lahontan Golf Club in the Lake Tahoe area this past August. He was accommodating of the challenges of the venue, professional in every respect. Philip has a great repertoire of songs, many of which he has written. His voice may be one of the best in the country music world today. We loved him!!!!"

John and Glennis Jones
Ross, California