Monday, September 12, 2005

Show Post: In House #1448

Kelly Joe Phelps is a bluesman, yes, but his product is not necessarily what comes to mind when one thinks of the blues. His songs meander and climb, searching for hidden truths and higher meanings, while his husky baritone assures that things never assume more importance than the back porch. His live performances are nothing if not spiritual as Phelps seems to commiserate with spirits, his eyes closed and head thrown back as he slides fingers across the strings. The results sound older and more world-worn than you might expect. Kelly Joe Phelps plays 43 North in Jackson Hole, Wyoming tonight.

EDIT: Late word has come that tonight's show has been cancelled due to "the promoter dealing with city zoning problems." As is usually the case, someone in a position of some importance doesn't appear to get it. Phelps is next scheduled to play tomorrow night in Bozeman, Montana at the Museum of the Rockies.

In House #1448.
Airdate: 9/12/05
Focus: Kelly Joe Phelps in Jackson Hole tonight, plus B'Nois King from the Smokin' Joe Kubek Band Live In House and a remembrance of Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown."

EXCLUSIVE- Kelly Joe Phelps Live In House, 9/26/01- Wandering Away (MP3)



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