I heard Mike Roe talk about Washington Phillips during his set at Cornerstone Festival this year. If you haven’t heard his music yet, there are at least ten songs on youtube.com. For lyrics go here. This page discusses the instruments pictured here, though there’s considerable research and debate on his sound. All I know is, once you get this music in you, the songs will keep returning. It’s got this sort of ethereal heavenly sound to it that’s unlike anything else.