Guitarist Phil Madeira is one of the industry’s celebrated musicians known for his work as the official band leader for country music legend, Emmy Lou Harris. He has been working in the studio on a new song and music video of his own that is gaining traction. A Rhode Island native, Madeira came up with an idea for a song and video that are self-revealing and poignant in its autobiographical lyrics. The name of his new project is “Gothenburg" debuting exclusively on Rolling Stone Country.
Madeira opens up to fans in this new Americana song revealing his heartfelt feelings about his family tree beginning in Sweden. Madeira tells a story through his lyrics in a conversational feel complete with piano accompaniment and strings that embrace the essence of roots music. The song tells his story of growing up on the east coast and his vulnerability when he arrived in Nashville. The song speaks of his search to find himself in Music City and the triumphs that followed. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Madeira pointed out that the theme of the project is about his family tree and how each person has family roots that extend to countries around the world.