Tuesday, 22 January 2013

TUESDAY BLUES! Kelly Joe Phelps - Hard Time They Never Go Away

Do you like Singer/Songwriters, or do you have a unhealthy affection to the sadness, if so you may have a case of the Tuesday Blues!

Kelly Joe Phelps UK Tour



Kelly Joe Phelps - Hard Time They Never Go Away
The Oregon based guitarist & songwriter, Kelly Joe Phelps is a bit of a "guitar hero" of mine.   His finger-picking & slide technique is revered amongst guitarists and his singing ain't that bad either!  I was fortunate to see him live a few years ago, but surprisingly it wasn't in London, but at a small venue in Treorchy, Wales.

He's touring the UK in Jan / Feb and I highly recommend seeing him live.  Fortunately for me he is playing fairly local and I'll be catching him live, though this time I hope I won't hear someone in the bar saying, "he's alright, but I prefer 'Dai from the Club' who plays "all the hits"!!!!





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22 January 2013 at 06:53

Brilliant. You can't argue with the blues when played and sung like that. He's right as well.

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22 January 2013 at 12:55

I was also hoping to see him again on the current tour, but it looks as though none of us will get the chance for a while. The following statement was posted on the venue's website;

“We are sad to announce that the forthcoming tour of the UK for Kelly Joe Phelps has been cancelled. Kelly Joe has been diagnosed with Ulnar Neuropathy in his right hand and arm leading to numbness and weakness in the hand, and is unable to play his guitar and tour. He is seeking medical help and he will be recouperating this next 3 months in the hope that he can tour again in the future. We apologise for any inconvenience caused but of course our thoughts and feelings are with Kelly Joe and hope he makes a speedy recovery so he can do what he loves doing best”.

Our thoughts are with you too Kelly Joe.

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sfw
22 January 2013 at 17:05

Swede - That's terrible news, fingers crossed that the great man gets better - thanks for the update!

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23 January 2013 at 14:06

This is really excellent, will be checking out further stuff!

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