|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