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Original Mike
Santa Ana, CA
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MONSTER MIKE WELCH 2019 Blues Music Award winner for Instrumentalist Guitar and Band of the Year with Welch-Ledbetter Connection.

With over 25 years of touring and recording under his belt, Boston-based blues guitarist Monster Mike Welch is playing in Southern California and you won't want to miss this night of top-level performance!  Considered a seasoned veteran of the international blues scene despite his relatively young age. Given the nickname Monster Mike by actor/Ghostbuster Dan Aykroyd at the tender age of 13, Welch has since carved out a niche as a highly accomplished and in-demand guitarist. To date, Welch has released six albums under his own name, and in 2001, he joined the ranks of one of New Englands most beloved blues institutions, Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, where he stayed until 2017, recording five albums and racking up multiple Blues Music Award nominations for the band in that time. In addition, Welch has recorded with Shemekia Copeland, Ronnie Earl, Danielle Nicole, Duke Robillard, Johnny Winter, Victor Wainwright, Nick Moss, the Mannish Boys and Sugaray Rayford, among others. Welch left the Bluetones in 2017 to focus on his partnership with Mike Ledbetter, which led to seven Blues Music Award nominations and the formation of the Welch Ledbetter Connection within the first year. Welch has received three consecutive Blues Music Award nominations by the Blues Foundation for Instrumentalist-Guitar beginning in 2016, a Boston Music Award for Best Blues Act, and is an inductee of the Rhode Island Music Hall Of Fame.


U.S. and International Dennis Herrera & band of 3 CDs playing traditional Chicago, Texas style, East-Coast West-Coast riveting solid blues.  Musical influences stem from Albert King, Freddie King and Albert Collins.  

"Outstanding ensemble playing and a strong dose of California sunshine make You Stole My Heat a joyous listen", Jon Kleinman, Nov. / Dec. 2018
He stole our hearts with the Blues and a whole lot of soul! Rootsville, Belguim Oct. 2018
Dennis Herrera Blues Band positive vibe is a refreshing departure from the badass image that so many blues musicians feel is mandatory.  This is alone makes Herrera a welcome new face on todays blues scene. Living Blues, Jon Kleinman, Oct. 2015



Original Mike (View)
100 S Main
Santa Ana, CA 92701
United States


Food > Beer, Wine, Spirits
Music > Blues
Other > Family-Friendly

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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