"Terry has a warm, enduring stage presence and I highly recommend him for festivals or any other performances." Doug Cox Artistic Director: Vancouver Island Musicfest Over the past ten years, Victoria singer/songwriter Terry Phelps has made three acclaimed CDs featuring his unique blend of folk, alternate country and roots rock: Northern Water (1996), Cat Sunday (1998) and Buffalo Trax (2004) recorded in his hometown of Winnipeg. His finely wrought lyrics explore themes of home, family, love and loss, and pursuit of equilibrium in one's inner life, and are informed by intelligence, humour and wry political commentary. His music's broad appeal arises in large part from his passionate, unaffected delivery of these songs. As Murray Pulver (guitarist with The Crash Test Dummies and Doc Walker) said of Terry after playing on Buffalo Trax: 'I have had the opportunity to work with a lot of songwriters but never have I played with anyone as emotionally charged as Terry. Heartfelt songs that suck you in and don't let go. This guy has passion, guts, and character.' * • Airplay includes rotation on KOPN (Columbus, Missouri), KAOS (Tacoma, Washington) and CIUT (Toronto) as well as local Victoria stations CFUV and Village 900. • Terry has performed at the Filberg, Island, Saltwater and Dragon Boat Festivals on Vancouver Island and twice at the Wolsley Street Festival in Winnipeg. Numerous club and concert performances include a sold-out show at Victoria's venerable Java Coffee House and a long-term residency in that city's Wharf Street Grill as well as appearances at Winnipeg's key music venues, The Bella Vista Lounge and the Blue Note. • Terry has recorded and performed with dobroist Doug Cox (on the Shaw Cable show 'Sittin' in with Doug') guitarists Paul Pigat (Mae Moore, Carolyn Mark) and Damon Mitchell (Blue Meanies, Scott Nolan Band), violinist Dan Lapp (Rickie Lee Jones), and West Coast Bluegrass royalty John and Michelle Law, among others. "I really like this album, the songs are strong and there's an honesty in his voice...one does not tire of listening to this refreshing CD." Steve Fruitman CIUT- Toronto "Finely detailed writing, Pan Canadian perspective...[? Is] highly recommended!" Joseph Blake-Victoria Times-Colonist "...great songwriting, an excellent CD!" Steve Jarret, KOPN-Columbia, Missouri.