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

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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