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Fri. January 27th 2006 Central Bar & Grill (No Minors)
$18 Advance/$20 Door
Fri. Jan. 27th
Kelly Joe Phelps
Opening guest... To be announced
Central Bar and Grill, 708 View St.
Doors 7pm, Showtime 9:30pm
Tickets: $18 Advance / $20 Door

Steve Earle: "Kelly Joe Phelps plays, sings, and writes the blues. HOLD UP before you
lock that in - forget about songs in a twelve bar three chord progression with a two line
repeat and answer rhyme structure - though he can certainly do that when he wants to. I'm
talking about a feeling, a smoky, lonesome, painful - yet somehow comforting groove that
lets you know that you are not alone - even when you're blue. Play on brother."

Bill Frisell: "I first became aware of Kelly Joe Phelps when my daughter (who was 9 or 10
at the time) brought home a cd ('Lead Me On') from the Vancouver Folk Festival. "You
might like this, Dad" she said. Boy was she right. I've heard Kelly Joe mention that he's
been inspired by people like Roscoe Holcomb, Robert Pete Williams, Dock Boggs,
Mississipi Fred McDowell, and others. He seems to have absorbed all this (and all kinds of
other stuff as well) and come back with something all his own. Sounds like he's coming
from the inside out. The bottom up. He's not just playing 'AT' the music or trying to
recreate or imitate something that's happened in the past. He seems to have tapped into
the artery somehow. There's a lot going on in between and behind the notes. Mystery. He's
been an inspiration to me."
Available at: Lyle's Place (cash only) 382-8422, Central Bar and Grill 361-1700 & the
High Tide Box Office @ or charge by phone 250-478-1888


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Kelly Joe Phelps

Kelly Joe Phelps press release/bio for Slingshot Professionals More than just an awesomely talented musician, Kelly Joe Phelps speaks to the soul of each and every listener.? ? Cameron Crowe ?Phelps? songwriting mirrors the subtlety that distinguishes his guitar work? His songs are also infused with poignancy, passion and spirituality.? ? The W... more info
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