Blues for Kelly

With the windblown hair, the rugged good looks and the tatts youd guess that this man was a blues man. And youd be right. Kelly Joe Phelps is coming to Bangalow.

Kelly Joe Phelps from the USA plays the blues. He writes his own stuff but its not just simple three chord, 12 bar songs though he can do that. His sentiments demand more complex arrangements. His delicately raspy voice and his articulate guitar work combine to create what Steve Earle called a smoky, lonesome, painful, yet somehow comforting groove that lets you know that you are not alone even when youre blue. Awww. Sweet.

Kelly Joe Phelps will play at the Bangalow A&I Hall on Sunday, October 8, at 8pm. This is his first full Australian tour.

Hell be supported by David Ross McDonald who is the drummer from The Waifs and also a solo singer/songwriter.

Tickets are $35 from Barebones Artspace in Bangalow (6687 1393), The Urban Cafe in Bangalow (6687 2678), the Mullumbimby Book Shop(6684 1413), Michaels Guitar Studio in Mullumbimby (6684 1800), Choppers Music in Murwillumbah (6672 1466), All Music and Vision in Ballina (6686 8111), Lismore (6622 5399), and Byron Bay (6685 7611).

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