In 2015, Phil finally completed his underground wine cellar at his estate built in 1929 and filled it with wine, liquor, candles, and a piano. The cellar quickly became one of Phil's favorite rooms in the house to write, sing, and hang out with friends. Phil then had the idea to film the interactions and invite fans to join along. And just like that, Songs from the Cellar was born.
Artists, songwriters, entertainers, athletes, and wine connoisseurs will be featured guests on Songs From the Cellar. Wine, beer, bourbons and other cocktail favorites will be featured in each show along with convesations and musical collaborations. Phil's laid back style and quick wit brings out interesting and entertaining stories with every guest.
“This is a first for us, and it’ll be a real treat for our fans. We always wanted to bring them into our home and witness some of the magic that can happen when we play with icons like Steve Cropper and newcomers who are as talented as Sarah Darling. And we found “Songs from the Cellar” was the perfect opportunity to sip some vino, sing our hearts out and share some laughs,” Vassar said.
Past episodes feature greats such as Steve Cropper, Tommy Shaw (STYX), John Rich, Brenda Lee, Charles Esten and many more! SFTC airs on PBS.