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.

He is Reverend Dean Phelps with no apologies, but even though he’s a Reverend, he’s not very churchy. He’s a regular guy with a fun repertoire, relaxed manner, nice picking, and a friendly way of putting a song across.
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Sunday Morning Hymns

When the COVID-19 pandemic moved worship out of sanctuaries, I drew on some of my favorite hymns and gospel songs, sharing a video performance of a hymn each Sunday morning. Even as we begin to gather in person again, I am continuing to offer hymns, hoping they will bring comfort and peace. Watch and listen to Sunday Morning Hymns.

Latest Release

Hard Times Come Again No More
Originally released as a bonus track on Picking the Faith, Dean has re-released Hard Times as a single. The track features the talents of Brian Keith Wallen and Ted Yoder.
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