Easter Sunday 5th April 2015
“Roll Away The Stone” by Kelly Joe Phelps (Rykodisc, 1997)
Kelly Joe Phelps is an extraordinary American blues musician who also draws on the deep roots of country, soul and jazz to create beautiful and otherworldly music.
“Roll Away The Stone” may sound like a traditional song, but is in fact a Phelps original.
Referencing the rolling away of the stone from Jesus’ tomb, it’s a song of intense emotional power, lifted by Phelps’ incredible guitar work and smoky voice.
Graeme Blackwell – Huddersfield Parish Church