I came back to this country in Oct. of 2000. I’d been traveling the world, making my living as a musician. But I was lost. I’d hit rock bottom with poor, self-destructive choices. My mother had to pull me out of Guyana, South America, and bring me home.

 

Even though I had sung at Lincoln Center and on many of the major stages in Europe, when I came home without a pot, a penny or clothes to put on my back, the shame devastated my already damaged spirit. So I did the only thing I could at that time: I decided to play it safe. I recreated myself, putting the musician inside me aside. I began a career in education, and did what it took to make money and survive in America. In the process I became more and more fearful of living my dream: music.

 

Through every open window, in every church on any given Sunday, I heard voices from the soul that could lift you up beyond the clouds and set you down in a field of hope. And I cringed. My achievements became nothing. I buried my desire to sing, to perform, to step on a stage and be the guiding light…

 

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Wows at the Odyssey

Ultimately the best part is actress Phyllis Blanford, who delivers impressive contribution.

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Stuns in Italy

She closes an amazing musical series called Musical Encounters: Italy – USA Connection.

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Enchants in Ravello

Phyllis performs with Chicago Beau in an Italian square at midnight.

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Dazzles at the Opera “Rosa”

“I am the Noisy-Rowdy.” After the applause Phyllis Blanford provides a remarkable encore at the opera Rosa.

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Breathtaking in Canelli

In a concert to crown the success of the fourth season of “Concerts Riccadona” sings Phyllis Blanford.

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Striking in Frankfurt

A striking performance in a Frankfurt theater with a group of strong women.

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Exposé in Amsterdam

Expose is about the loving relationship between two women, who both lost a friend. The loss had such a strong impact on the lives of Betsy and Phyllis that they had to reassess their own existence.

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Releases New Album

Bold, enchanting, pure, raw, real. Phyllis’s new album will sweep you off your feet and take you places far away from here.

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