Nicknamed "The Banjo Ninja" by fans, PHILLIP ROEBUCK is a bare-bones one-man band, conceived in the subways of New York City. To accompany his $22, scrap-part banjo, Phillip made his first drum apparatus out of a suitcase and a luggage cart. Using this setup, both live in the Times Square Subway Station and in his apartment in Brooklyn, he made the album ONE-MAN BAND RECORDINGS, which comes across like a collection of modern-day field recordings. In 2002, Phillip revamped the setup into the current backpack harness outfit, used on the albums INERTIA (Volume II), ONE-MAN BAND, and FEVER PITCH.
In 2003, the New York Press voted Phillip the city's Best Subway Musician, and he has since recorded three albums and has been touring steadily.