No Depression

No Depression

"...By going completely back to his roots, Phelps has managed to find something completely new to say with his music. Only the best artists can pull that off."

Acoustic Guitar

Acoustic Guitar

"Stylistically and lyrically, the music is gospel based, the lyrics laced with religious imagery, and to the delight of slide guitar fans, his National Style O and bronze bottleneck slide are right up front."

Fretboard Journal

Fretboard Journal

"...This gorgeous album is well-worth checking out."

Americana UK

Americana UK

"Few people have done more to keep the spirit of country blues alive than Kelly Joe Phelps..."

Vintage Guitar

Vintage Guitar

"Accompanied only by his brilliantly played slide acoustic, he helps expand appreciation of blues styles other than vintage Mississippi Delta and Chicago electric varieties."

Performing Songwriter

Performing Songwriter

"...A solo record that builds on all of his lyrical, compositional and technical strengths to form the best album of his career..."

The Telegraph (UK)

The Telegraph (UK)

"Sometimes A Drifter is a lovely bluesy song and Brother Pilgrim is a dazzling instrumental which shows off his fine guitar technique."

Penguin Eggs

Penguin Eggs

"As time moves on, he has surpassed all predictions with the poetic touch of his original tunes and his voice has become the rich musical counterpart to his phenomenal gifts on guitar."

 

Pennsylvania Daily News

Pennsylvania Daily News

"...Delivers a complexity in this simplicity that needs to be heard to be appreciated."

The Australian

The Australian

"The American troubadour's sleight of hand mastery of the technique combines with bottleneck, a beguilingly mellifluous voice and the most literary spiritual songs..."