Jon Phillip

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Jon Phillip
Jon Phillip live with the Paul Collins Beat at Record Bar (KCMO) in 2014
Jon Phillip live with the Paul Collins Beat at Record Bar (KCMO) in 2014
Background information
Birth nameJonathan Thomas Phillip
Born (1979-05-18) May 18, 1979 (age 44)
OriginKenosha, Wisconsin, US
GenresAmericana, rock, punk rock, country, power pop
Occupation(s)Musician, record producer
Instrument(s)Drums, bass guitar, guitar, vocals
Years active1993–present

Jon Phillip (born May 18, 1979 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States) is an American musician, sober living enthusiast, and record collector. He currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee and is the drummer for Josh Berwanger of the Anniversary and frontman of Mini Meltdowns. From 2010-2015, Phillip spent time recording and touring with Tommy Stinson, the Paul Collins Beat, and Trapper Schoepp & The Shades. He spent much of the mid-2000s playing drums for the now-defunct California-based twangy rock band Limbeck. He has also played in Drive-Thru Records' power-pop band The Benjamins, The Obsoletes, Ben Weasel & His Carnegie Bandsmen, Shaft, and a punk band in high school called Tralfez.[1]

Phillip was nominated for the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) award for 2012 Drummer of the Year, but lost to the drummer of the award show's house band. Investigation is underway.

While living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he co-founded Good Land Records in late 2010.[2]

Phillip played drums for Josh Berwanger on a Midwest tour in Spring 2014. In June, September, and October 2014, he toured the U.S. with the Paul Collins Beat. In January 2015, he joined Trapper Schoepp & The Shades on drums for a west coast tour opening for The Jayhawks.

In late 2017, Phillip started Mini Meltdowns, a punk band featuring himself and Scott Schoenbeck from Dashboard Confessional, and The Promise Ring. The band's self-titled 7" was released on April 20, 2018, on Good Land Records. The band features Phillip on guitar and lead vocals for the first time, as well as drumming duties.



  1. ^ Limbeck at "Limbeck at", AllMusic, Retrieved on 2011-03-07.
  2. ^ "New bar, new shows, and a new way to mock Ron Johnson | City Life | News Net | The A.V. Club Milwaukee". The A.V. Club. November 7, 2010. Archived from the original on November 7, 2010. Retrieved December 26, 2020.
  3. ^ "Jon Phillip Discography and Music at CD Universe". Archived from the original on October 25, 2012. Retrieved March 19, 2011.