In January 1993, Phil’s old friend and promoter of many Dutch tours for his various bands, Henk Weltevreden, took Phil and Fred Baker to Russia for a duo tour that actually began with a two-day stop in Vilnius, Lithuania. This is where this performance was captured in which Phil and Fred performed material from their duo album “Double Up” plus a couple of pieces not previously heard in duo arrangements, both from Phil’s “Digging In” album: “Speaking To Lydia” (actually dating as far back as 1984) and the feature for Fred’s bass, the aptly-titled “Bass Motives”. This two-guitar or bass/guitar set-up is an alternative to the more familiar full-band arrangements that underlines the melodic qualities in Phil’s writing (plus a couple of tunes by Fred, the gorgeous “For Christine” and the hypnotic “Loggerheads”) but can also be as intense at times.
Phil Miller – guitar, guitar synth
Fred Baker – guitar, bass