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Kelly Joe Phelps (born 5 October 1959, Sumner, Washington) is an American musician and songwriter. His music has been characterized as a mixture of delta blues and jazz.
Kelly Joe Phelps grew up in Sumner, Washington, a blue-collar and farming town. He learned country and folk songs, as well as drums and piano, from his father. He began playing guitar at 12.
Phelps concentrated on free jazz and took his cues from musicians like Ornette Coleman, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane. He spent 10 years playing jazz, mostly as a bass player. He refers to his "conversion" to a blues musician when he began listening to acoustic blues masters like Fred McDowell and Robert Pete Williams.
Initally gaining notice for hi...
The Coal Porters are a U.S. alt-bluegrass band
Formed by ex-Long Ryders Sid Griffin, who was inspired by producing Lindisfarne to move from electric music to acoustic music, to revamp old themes and melodies, and soup them up for the twenty-first century. Read more on Last.fm . User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.
Sid Griffin is that rare artist who has distinguished himself in a number of contexts and on two continents. While best known as the leader of the Long Ryders, as a musician, songwriter, producer, author, and archivist, Griffin has become a pivotal member of the roots rock movement, both in the United States and the United Kingdom.
In 1985, Sid Griffin launched a second career as an author when he published Gram Parsons: A Musical Biography, the first full-length book about Griffin's musical hero. Since then, Griffin has maintained a busy schedule as a music journalist, contributing feature stories and reviews to publications such as Mojo, Q, Country Music International, and many others. He's also penned liner notes for histor...