Best known for his slide-guitar playing Phelps plays mostly in an acoustic country-blues finger picking style on this collection which includes a pair of instrumental tracks that without distraction allow the listener to really appreciate his mastery of the guitar.
Phelps formative years were spent in Sumner, Washington, a rural blue-collar town where learnt to play country folk songs and play drums and piano from his father, before moving on to playing guitar when twelve, his first love was free jazz and he spent ten years or so mostly as a bass player before falling victim to the blues bug after listening to the classic acoustic blues of Fred McDowell and Robert Pete Williams, before moving on achieving critical recognition for his lap-style slide guitar playing. With eight albums and two EP’s already in his back catalogue since his debut Lean on Me from 1995 Phelps continues to make . . . → Read More: Kelly Joe Phelps – Brother Sinner & The Whale