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Northern Arts & Culture: Escanaba musician Phil Lynch doesn't want you to waste a second chance

Phil Lynch

An interview with musician Phil Lynch about his debut album Comin' Home

"If you're lucky enough to get a second chance at something, don't waste it."

A single phrase pushed Escanaba musician Phil Lynch to make some changes. He was a teacher for 30 years, and one day, saw these words left behind on an original that was on the school's copier. Reading that message gave Phil the push to pursue his musical passion.

Alongside teaching, Phil was active as a musician, leading the Phil Lynch Jazz Quartet, performing across the Midwest, while also being there for his family. But upon reaching retirement eligibility, he decided to pursue music full time.

Phil Lynch in our studio
Kurt Hauswirth
Phil Lynch in our studio

Over time, Phil was able to perform his positive, singer-songwriter-styled music in Nashville, as well as at music festivals. However, 2020 proved to be an arduous time for all of us, especially people in the performing arts. Phil rose to the challenge, taking the opportunity to raise money for various causes through online live stream performances.

Throughout these times, Phil also completed his debut album Comin' Home, which is available now. Phil came to the Public Radio 90 studios to speak with Kurt Hauswirth about the process of making the album, along with the journey on the way there:

A conversation with Phil Lynch

Comin' Home is available now; find the album and more information at phillynchmusic.com.

Kurt lives in Marquette with his family and can’t imagine living anywhere else. He loves music, games, running, being near water, and a fine cold brew coffee.
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