L'Echo Republicain (France)
To my left, Kelly Joe Phelps, the bluesman with the warm and grave voice, who hunches over his guitar like it’s a tlaisman. His new album, Brother Sinner & The Whale, has been inspired by the book of Jonah. Said like that, it sounds pretty severe, but fortunately the singer has enough talent to infuse it with a good dose of groove.
At the crossroads of blues, folk and gospel, Brother Sinner & The Whale will delight all fans of traditional American music. And you really don’t have to believe in God to appreciate it.