Monster Mike Welch

Monster Mike Welch

DATE: FRIDAY 2. AUGUST 2019 VENUE: TIME: 20:00
DATE: SATURDAY 3. AUGUST 2019 VENUE: TIME: 20:00

MONSTER MIKE WELCH IS THE SPECIAL GUEST OF THE YEAR

Monster Mike Welch has created a lot of storm at the Notodden Blues Festival over the last two years with Mike Ledbetter. They delivered some unforgettable great concerts and the audience loved them. Everyone realized that they were witnessing something very special, and that The Welch Ledbetter Connection would take blues music to new heights.

The shock was of similarly size when the message about Mike Ledbetter's sudden death in January this year. An entire blues world was left in bottomless sorrow.

When the worst shock had left us, we began to think of the possibility of bringing Mike Welch back to Notodden and to the audience so loving of him. Mike Welch was booked for the Notodden Blues Festival for the first time as a 17-year-old in 1997. With that he has a central place in our hearts. Nothing feels more right this year than getting Mike Welch back as our very special guest. Welch is from Boston, so it's natural to let him play with Anthony Geraci & The Boston Blues All-Stars, but audiences will also experience Monster Mike Welch on stage in other contexts throughout this year's festival.