On the move.

Hi folks,

I am moving, not on a permanent basis as I will be travelling between both addresses

I would be delighted if you wish to take time out and visit me @ http://chrisblack2012.com

have a browse around the rooms and let me know what you think.

The ink is dry so there is no fear of getting smudges on those fingers as you move about.

Feel free to comment, let me know what you think, pass the word on to your friends the door is open 24/7, pull up a chair pour yourself a drink and enjoy the scenery.

Look forward to meeting up with you and hearing what you have to say.

(c) Chris Black 2017.

Guitar Visionary Kelly Joe Phelps plays Bob Dylan & Leadbelly

The Immortal Jukebox

‘… Kelly Joe Phelps plays, sings, and writes the blues. HOLD UP before you lock that in – forget about songs in a twelve bar three chord progression with a two line repeat and answer rhyme structure – though he can certainly do that when he wants to.

I’m talking about a feeling, a smoky, lonesome, painful – yet somehow comforting groove that lets you know that you are not alone – even when you’re blue. Play on brother.’ (Steve Earle)

‘I’ve heard Kelly Joe mention that he’s been inspired by people like Roscoe Holcomb, Robert Pete Williams, Dock Boggs, Mississippi Fred McDowell, and others. He seems to have absorbed all this (and all kinds of other stuff as well) and come back with something all his own.

Sounds like he’s coming from the inside out. The bottom up. He’s not just playing ‘AT’ the music or trying to recreate or…

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50 Word Stories: Unwished For

Richard M. Ankers - Author

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She swept across the meadow in bouquets of death. The snowdrops, my favourites, turned black, the early daffodils wilted in grey. She entered my yard without asking and took my hands; I didn’t want to go. Lady Death cajoled me against my wishes. I’d so hoped to stay at home.

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