Phil Smith is the latest member of The Lovin' Spoonful and has been a great addition. He provides the band with backing vocals, rythym and lead guitars. He's from Harrison, Arkansas in the Ozark Mountains and started playing the guitar seriously at the age of 13 and began teaching at 19. Raised by a musical family, his father plays steel guitar, his uncle is a jazz guitarist, and both brothers and a cousin are musicians.
Phil co-owns a music store, GuitarSmiths that has been going strong for ten years now.