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Long Bio (250 words)

Philip Graulty is a Los Angeles-based guitarist and composer whose musical world lies at the intersection of classical and folk music traditions. His artistic practice explores music as a form of memorial, offering, and healing, and his unique approach to the guitar is informed by myriad fingerstyle genres, including classical guitar, slack-key guitar, and desert blues.

In 2021, Philip released his debut solo EP, Won’t You Help To Sing?, a work that was created in response to the murder of George Floyd. Inspired by the African proverb “When you pray, move your feet,” this collection of hymns and protest songs is meant to serve as both a call to prayer for victims of police violence and a call to action for racial justice. His current body of work memorializes loved ones he lost over the past two years.

In addition to his work as a solo artist, Philip is a co-founder of Bridge to Everywhere, a new music collective that explores connections between diverse musical traditions, and the guitar ensembles Ikat Quartet and Los Angeles Electric 8. Performance highlights include Oakland Museum of California, Strathmore Guitar Festival, Angel City Jazz Festival, LA Phil’s Minimalist Jukebox Festival, and the Solo International Performing Arts Festival in Surakarta, Indonesia.

Philip received his M.M. from UCLA and is on the music faculties of Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Short Bio (100 words)

Philip Graulty is a Los Angeles-based guitarist and composer whose musical world lies at the intersection of classical and folk music traditions. His artistic practice explores music as a form of memorial, offering, and healing, and his unique approach to the guitar is informed by myriad fingerstyle genres, including classical guitar and desert blues.

Philip is a co-founder of Bridge to Everywhere, a new music collective that explores connections across diverse musical traditions, and the guitar ensembles Ikat Quartet and Los Angeles Electric 8. His debut solo EP, Won’t You Help To Sing?, is available on Spotify.