Phil Helfrich has always had a knack for sharing offbeat stories. As a Community Outreach Specialist for the Missouri Department of Conservation he educated people on Missouri wildlife through many outlets, including a radio segment he produced for KRCU called A Face Of Conservation. Now retired, Helfrich has acted on another passion of his: songwriting. He’s recorded an album of stranger-than-fiction locales, double entendres, and Steely Dan references. It’s called With Water and it’s released under the name Phil DeFlume, and as Helfrich explained, he came up with that moniker because he felt like his own name didn’t quite work.
With Water is out now. You can read the amusing liner notes here.