|Monster Mike Welch is one of the East Coast’s best-loved Blues guitarists and, at 31 years old, already a twenty-year veteran of the international Blues scene.
As a precocious 11-year-old he was invited to join local blues jams, working alongside Ronnie Earl, Luther “Guitar Jr” Johnson, Matt Murphy and Johnny Copeland. At 13, he opened the bill at the Cambridge House of Blues, sharing a stage with Junior Wells, Joe Walsh and actor Dan Aykroyd. It was the latter who gave him his nickname, “Monster Mike.”
Mike’s varied career has seen him lauded as a teen virtuoso, valued as a supportive sideman, and respected as a maturing Blues artist. Recent years have found Mike dividing his time between guest stints (Sugar Ray & The Bluetones, Nick Moss, Johnny Winter, Darrell Nulisch and more)and his own work in the European Blues scene.
MIKE WELCH – Guitar/Vocals
September 3 – w/Sugar Ray and the Bluetones – Chan’s, Woonsocket, RI
September 15 – w/Sugar Ray and the Bluetones – Lozano’s Grill, Stockton, CA
September 16 – w/Sugar Ray and the Bluetones – Biscuits and Blues, San Francisco, CA
September 17 – w/Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, Delta Blues Festival, Antioch, CA
September 18 – w/Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, Moe’s Alley, Santa Cruz, CA (2 PM show)
September 22 – w/Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, Triad Theater, New York, NY
September 25 – Blues Jam @ Johnny D’s, Somerville, MA (4:30 pm)
September 29 – w/Danny Banks, House Of Bud’s, Hyannis, MA
September 30 – w/Danny Banks, Smoken’ Joe’s, Brighton, MA