Taken at the Pour House Pour, Strange Brew, December 2009
Phelps … has fallen in love with some of America’s first authentic music — the folk and gospel from the late 1800s and early 1900s. The haunting melodies and hopeful lyrics seem to bring a positivity that appeals … to audiences as well.
Ryan Trares


  • Picking the Faith (2012): A collection of hymns and gospel songs in the thumbpicking Travis style.
  • Give Us a Song (2008): An acoustic tribute to singer-songwriter roots.
  • This Old House (2006): Exploring a variety of musical influences.
  • Going Over Home (1997): Songs of faith, still available as a digital download.