Exclaim

Exclaim

"...Perhaps the most shining example to date of his utterly fearless approach to guitar."

BBC Review

BBC Review

"Phelps obviously has a foot in both the traditional and the avant garde."

 

fRoots

fRoots

"This is a brave venture that deserves your attention: it takes a guitarist in total command of his skills to achieve the impressionist effects here, and he does so joyously."

Uncut

Uncut

 "Western Bell will inevitably evoke comparisons with Fahey and the American primitives..."

Acoustic Guitar

Acoustic Guitar

"Perhaps if you can imagine a blend of Leo Kottke, John Fahey, Marc Ribot, and Nels Cline, you’d be in the ballpark of what Western Bell sounds like—I’d highly recommend checking it out."