Rosenthal, Phil


  • From Guilford, Connecticut.
  • 1970-75, played with a New England band called Apple Country.
  • 1976-77, had a band with his wife Beth called “Old Dog.” This group recorded an album with Mike Auldridge “Mike Auldridge and Old Dog” (Flying Fish).
  • 1977-1986, played guitar and sang lead with the Seldom Scene.
  • 1983, released first solo project Matter of Time (Sierra).
  • Plays all the bluegrass instruments (guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, bass).
  • A prolific songwriter. His songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Bill Monroe, the Osborne Brothers and the Seldom Scene.
  • He is the owner of American Melody Records, a label specializing in traditional folk music for children. He is producer, composer, artist and distributor of such albums as:
  • 1994, he was named the official State Troubadour of Connecticut.
  • 2000, formed a group called Bluegrass Reunion.