Welcome To Your Uncle's Place

Welcome to the Official site of Grammy Nominated / Atlanta Country Music Hall Of Fame Member, and 2005 and 2014 IBMA "Dobro Player Of The Year" Uncle Phil Leadbetter.

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What's Going On

Original Wildfire Reunion Coming In 2019 ! 

Very proud to be part of a reunion of the original formation of Wildfire. This will take place on June 12, 2019 at The Bill Monroe Music Park in Beanblossom, IN. Original members will be Phil Leadbetter, Robert Hale, Darrell Webb, Curt Chapman and Barry Crabtree. The last time this band played with all original members was in 2006. Hoping to do more shows with this band, and possibly another recording. Make plans to come and see us !

Kamp Kaufman 2018 

Sure had a great time this year teaching Dobro class at Kamp Kaufman during Bluegrass Week. Looking forward to being there again in 2019 !

Camp Germany 2018 

I was very pleased to teach again this year at Bluegrass Camp Germany just outside of Munich, Germany in the Bavarian town of Fischbachau. Always great to be there will all my European friends!

What's Going On  

Well, got a lot of things going on to update you on. First off, I finally got my hip replacement on March 6th 2018. I am already doing better, and having less pain. I am working to get everything together to start on the first "All-Stars Of Bluegrass" CD which should debut a couple of cuts this Summer on the Pinecastle label. I was able to locate and purchase my original Wolfe #17 Resontaor guitar. I sold this guitar around 1994 when I got my deal with Rich & Tayloy. This guitar had been gone nearly 25 years. The last time I saw it was in Seattle, WA several years back. I recently found it on Ebay, and now in California. I was able to purchase it, and now it is back home !! We are getting alot closer on The Recording King Resonator Guitar. Hopefully, it will be out by the Summer NAMM show this year in Nashville.  And the last really great thing.....as of the last part of February, my cancer us still in remission !! Praise the Lord !!

"The All-Stars Of Bluegrass" At The WDVX 20th Anniversart 

The "All-Stars Of Bluegrass" appeared at The WDVX radio 20 Year Anniversary Concert at The Bijou Theater in Knoxville, TN on Friday, November 17th. Band featured: Phil Leadbetter, Steve Gulley, Alan Bibey, Claire Lynch, Paul Brewster, Adam Haynes, Kenny and Amanda Smith, Missy Raines and Jason Burleson. The band played to a sold out crowd. WATCH VIDEO BELOW. THE ALL-STARS PERFORMANCE IS AT: 00:06:00 (6 Minutes)  AND THE 2nd SET AT: 1:48:00 (1 Hour and 48 Minutes)

Leaving Flashback 

I want to announce that after nearly 3 years on the road with Flashback, I am no longer a member of that group. I had a great time traveling and playing music with all the guys, and recording our first album "Foxhounds And Fiddles". I was proud to be a founding member of that band, but at this time in my life I am ready to move on to other musical paths and ideas. One plan is to finally start my own band. I have been a founding member of several bands (Wildfire, Grasstowne and Flashback), but never my own. Time to finally do this. Look for new music in 2018.

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