This famed fingerstyle and blues guitarist gets adventurous with 11 improvisatory pieces that are meant to shake things up. Kelly Joe Phelps stretches his technique to just-this-side of the breaking point, utilizing alternate tunings, strange rhythms, odd fingerings, and a general lack of regard for tradition. That being said, though, he also draws from a deep well of skill, experience, and passion when conjuring these experimental creations. Phelps demonstrates that, even for a master, there are always new textures to uncover, new territories to explore. Oh, and he is playing the slide again, too!