Phil Wickham Interview
Phil Wickham is considered one of leading artists in the CCM music genre. His music and lyrics are compared to artists like Coldplay and John Mayer. Other CCM artists have noted that his music is:
“With his influences dating back to his parents’ tenure as a part of the Jesus Movement in bands The Way and Parable and with tunes reminiscent of Coldplay, there’s a beautiful simplicity that makes Wickham’s album truly unique.” -CCM Magazine
“I guess Phil Wickham from San Diego grew up listening to some of the artists I mentioned, he is also inspired by the modern singer/songwriter style where John Mayer comes in mind.” -Melodic.net
Bart Millard: “Phil Wickham combines a west coast ethic that channels the pop sensibilities of Coldplay with the emotive lyrics of singer songwriters like John Mayer.”
Phil recently called into the show to talk about his upcoming release in August his travels to the UK and how they inspired some of the music on this new record. We also talked about a show that he was gearing up to play in Plano on the 30th of April. Not only that but I slid in some topical questions about Rebecca Black and Rob Bell at the end. This new release Response should be in stores in August and will be a highlight for new releases in 2011.
From Wiki: Phil Wickham (born April 5, 1984) is a Contemporary Christian vocalist/songwriter and guitarist from San Diego, California. Wickham has released five CDs, Give You My World in 2003, a self-titled album in 2006, Cannons in 2007, singalong in 2008, and Heaven & Earth in 2009. He has also led worship at Soul Survivor.