Phil is your Valentine hillbilly

Hi everybody!  Valentine’s Day is rushing at us like a locomotive with big red lips. If you’re thinking of spending it at Disneyland, drop by the Golden Horseshoe in Frontierland some time between 11 and 6, and you’ll see me being the lead Billy in the comedy bluegrass group Billy Hill and the Hillbillies. Nothing says “I love you” like holding your sweetie’s hand while, in the middle of “Rocky Top,” I fall over backwards and lose my hat. Romance and mirth!

In the mood for a less expensive Phil Ward gig? How about this one, for free: I’ll be playing a couple of songs at J.C. Hyke’s wonderful Songwriter Serenade series in Arcadia on Tuesday February 22. The show is outdoors on the very nice heated patio at Matt Denny’s Ale House, and you can buy food and drink or not, as you please. This night is an All-Star Jam, featuring 22 of the artists that have appeared in the series over the past few months, so you’ll see lots of terrific musicians. 7 to 9:30 pm; not sure when I’ll be going on. And again, it’s free!  Here’s a link for info:

Happy February! Don’t let Congress repeal the Health Care Act–you know somebody whose health will get worse if they do.