FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 3, 2012
Gay Folk Music Duo’s 30th Anniversary
Celebrated with Publication of Book
The Digital Gryphon LLC is pleased to announce the publication of “1 Out Of 10 Therapists: The Poetry of Romanovsky & Phillips Lyrics” just in time to celebrate the 30th anniversary of R&P’s first musical appearance on February 22, 1982.
Pioneers of the gay folk music scene, Ron Romanovsky & Paul Phillips began their career at San Francisco’s ‘Valencia Rose Cafe’ as the musical break for Gay Comedy Open Mic Night. Over the next two decades they toured across the nation as well as abroad and released a number of albums which are available again at their Official Web-site.
The title of this volume comes from their Official Tour t-shirts sold at concerts in community centers, auditoriums and church halls across North America. The text (‘1 out of 10 therapists recommend Romanovsky & Phillips to their patients who listen to music’) and teal, purple & orange colors reflected the spirit of hope and fun that R&P brought to their concerts.
Asked about its origin, Ron Romanovsky said “The slogan on the T-shirt was supposed to be a joke, but it was also true! Over the years, several fans told us that they had been turned on to our music by their therapists, who had recommended listening to our out-and-proud music when they were coming out, kind of like Prozac for the soul!”
Paul decided a dozen years ago to pursue a career outside of the music industry while Ron continues to record and perform; mostly in and around Santa Fe NM. Ron?s newer material continues to address many of the same themes; five of the selections in this volume are from his two latest albums.
“1 Out Of 10 Therapists: The Poetry of Romanovsky & Phillips Lyrics” includes 44 selections and is now available on-line at www.createspace.com/3779528 (ISBN-13: 978-1469984186) as well as at Amazon.com.
The Digital Gryphon LLC operates Official Romanovsky & Phillips on-line shops and the R&P page at www.facebook.com/Romanovsky.Phillips under license, as well as additional shops offering a wide variety of designs and subjects.