Singer of Songs, Breaker of Bread

Dean Phelps

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Part blues and part old school country, seasoned with a pinch of gospel, Kentucky-born guitarist Dean Phelps combines the rhythmic beat of thumbpick guitar with a soulful vocal style. He stirs his guitar and voice into a repertoire of songs from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, creating a style that is reminiscent of performers like Merle Travis and Doc Watson with just a hint of Leon Redbone.

The picking is of the highest quality, and as for Phelps’ vocals, no words of praise can depict how sublime they really are.
Russell Hill

Latest Release

Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
A digital download of this fingerstyle blues standard, featuring a simple arrangement with acoustic guitar and vocals.
Price: $0.95

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