Phil Jamison

Phil Jamison is coordinator of Warren Wilson's Appalachian Music Program. Phil is nationally known as a dance caller, musician, and flatfoot dancer. He also plays old-time fiddle, banjo, and guitar. For thirty years he has been calling dances, performing, and teaching at music festivals and dance events throughout the US and overseas, including twelve years as a member of the Green Grass Cloggers. His flatfoot dancing was recently featured in the film, Songcatcher, for which he also served as Traditional Dance consultant.
Since 1987 he has been a columnist for The Old-Time Herald contributing many articles on traditional dance. From 1982 until 2004, he performed with Tennessee fiddler, Ralph Blizard and the New South Ramblers, including performances at Merlefest, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, and the Library of Congress . In addition to music, Phil teaches mathematics at Warren Wilson, and serves as Assistant Director and Coordinator of the Old-Time Music and Dance Week at the Swannanoa Gathering, the college's summer program in traditional music.