5 October 1959, Sumner, Washington, USA. Spending his youth moving across genres, travelling from blues to rock to folk to be-bop to free music, Phelps underwent a Damascene conversion at the age of 30 when he heard a record by Mississippi Fred McDowell. What began as an exploration of lap-style slide guitar techniques led to a spiritual and musical breakthrough.
- 15% match to Chris Whitley
19 September 1951, Hull, Quebec, Canada. This esteemed producer and occasional singer-songwriter rose to fame during the late 80s through his contribution to major releases by Peter Gabriel (So) and U2 (The Unforgettable Fire and The Joshua Tree). He subsequently produced Robbie Robertson, the widely-acclaimed comeback album by the former leader of the Band, and
- 11% match to Chris Whitley
This four-piece roots rock band originated in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, although they subsequently relocated to Denver, Colorado. Fronted by vocalist/guitarist Tommy Malone with notable stylistic help from John Magnie (keyboards/accordion), Steve Amedée (percussion/mandolin) and Johnnie Ray Allen (bass), the Subdudes eclectic songs fused the best traditions of t