Phil Madeira

Music, writings, and art

This is a site dedicated to the creative output of Phil Madeira, a Nashville-based musician, artist, and writer.  Phil has been a behind-the-scenes shaker and mover as a band member (Emmylou Harris & Her Red Dirt Boys, Buddy Miller, The Phil Keaggy Band) and session musician / songwriter (Alison Krauss, Mat Kearney, Old Crow Medicine Show, Buddy Miller, Garth Brooks, Toby Keith, Daniel Amos, Amy Grant, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Civil Wars, Julie Miller, The Band Perry, and many more).

This site is dedicated to what Phil is doing as a front man, author, and painter / artist.  Thanks for visiting! 

Phil proudly endorses the following musical instruments:

Blueridge Guitars:

Regal Resonator Guitars:

Whitfill Guitars:

Vox Amplifiers:

Dream Cymbals:

Hohner Accordions:

Visual Sound Effects Pedals:

Eastwood Guitars:


Jodi Head Straps:



Phil's gear list (Partial)

Blueridge BR73-AS 000 Guitar

Blueridge BR-173 Parlor Guitar

Regal Tricone Resonator Guitar

1953 Gibson Southern Jumbo Guitar

1954 Gibson CF-100 Guitar

1962 Fender Stratocaster

1966 Fender Mustang

1991 Gibson L-1 Guitar

1958 Martin 000-18 Guitar

1929 Style 0 National Guitar

Early '50s Fender Champ Lap Steel Guitar

Whitfill "Phil Madeira Signature Model" Tele style w Lipstick pickups

Eastwood Airline Lap Steel Guitar, mod

Hohner Amica IV Accordion

Fender Custom Shop 1960 Stratocaster

1986 Fender Telecaster

Fender Squier Telecaster with Forrest Lee Jr B-Bender

2001 National Tricone Baritone Guitar

Jerry Jones Baritone Guitar

1962 Hammond B3

Fender Blues Junior Tweed Amp

Vox AC15 Amplifier

Vox AC4TV Amp

Line 6 DL4 Delay Pedal

Boss PN-2 Tremolo Pedal

Boss TU-2 Chromatic Tuner Pedal

Visual Sound Volume Pedal

Visual Sound VS*XO Overdrive Pedal

Visual Sound 1Spot Power Supply

Dream 22" Bliss Ride Cymbal

Dream 20" Bliss Crash Cymbal

Dream 15" Bliss HiHat Cymbals

Phil collects and restores Ludwig and Rogers Drums, and often uses them on records he produces.