Corinne West and Kelly Joe Phelps
Traveling for years the same well-worn roads of the touring musician (crossing paths constantly, missing one another by a day here or a week there), it wasn't until the end of 2009 that Corinne West and Kelly Joe Phelps found the opportunity to play music together. Performing alongside Corinne on a series of CD release shows for her own record 'The Promise', Kelly Joe realized that he'd met a true musical partner, and she the same. By the end of their second show together they decided to forge their respective solo careers into a powerhouse duo.
The fundamental layer of Corinne and Kelly Joe's new partnership is mutual admiration and respect both for the ideal of honest, inspired, poignant art, and each other's own creativity and musical vision. They also share a ravenous passion for the acoustic guitar. From this foundation these two are creating beautiful, exceptional music. Intricate and lush harmony vocals wrap themselves around layers of interlacing, weaving guitar parts. Alongside this rise lyrics rich in imagery and testament, held aloft by melodies soaring in tandem through two voices seemingly born to sing together.
Corinne and Kelly Joe's first duo record 'MagneticSkyline' recorded at George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch - was released in October 2010 on British indie label 'Tin Angel Records'. This release has received wide European acclaim, including 4 star reviews from the BBC and the well-respected music publications 'Q' and 'Uncut'. 2011 will see them in the studio to record their second duo release and touring extensively, with three European tours already slated.
"This exquisite record is a pairing in folk heaven...often mesmeric."
-Uncut 4 STARS
"West and Phelps are a natural, effortless pairing."
-BBC 4 STARS
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