Songs about faith, love, and a dog named Jesus. Give Us a Song returns to Dean’s acoustic singer-songwriter roots with covers of songs by Paul Simon, Jonathan Edwards, Kate Wolf and Bob Dylan. My Dog Jesus is a highlight of the recording, and the CD includes the original tune, If You Come Up Empty, which has been a crowd favorite in a variety of venues.
An amazing sounding album which combines great harmonies with fantastic songs that at times are played with just an acoustic guitar; all of which is to Phelps’ advantage and certainly a joy to hear. (Russell Hill, Maverick Magazine, March 2009)