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A RANDOM COLLECTION OF VIDEOS
Big Blues Bender, Las Vegas | SEPT 6, 2018
Full Welch Ledbetter Connection show
Crawfish Fest, NJ | JUN 4, 2017
Hoodoo Man Blues, Nick Moss Band with
Mike Ledbetter and Dennis Gruenling
Biscuits & Blues, San Francisco | MAY 21, 2013
Ground Zero Blues Club, Memphis | MAY 13, 2017
The Warehouse, Memphis | May 10, 2017
Legendary Blues Cruise #27 | NOV 3, 2016
Late night Jam hosted by Trampled Under Foot
2016 Chicago Blues Fest (Otis Rush Tribute)
Big Blues Bend, Las Vegas | SEPT 12, 2015
with the Nick Moss Band and Curtis Salgado
Elvin Bishop with the Nick Moss Band
Nick Moss Band with Jason Ricci
Callahan's Music Hall | MAR 15, 2013
with the Nick Moss Band
REST IN PEACE
Michael David Ledbetter died Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, the result of complications from epilepsy. He was 33 and leaves behind a devoted partner, two beautiful children and many, many fans. He was an extraordinary singer, guitar player and, most recently, a member of the Welch Ledbetter Connection.
After an electrifying performance with Monster Mike Welch on the Otis Rush song, Right Place, Wrong Time, at the Otis Rush Tribute at the 2016 Chicago Blues Festival, the two musicians decided to record an album and form a band. It was a match made in heaven that wowed audiences wherever they played. Ledbetter also played frequently around Chicago with his longtime collaborator, Dan Carelli, and previously was a member of the Nick Moss Band.
His death leaves a huge hole in the collective soul
of the blues community in Chicago and around the world.
This is the CD that won Welch Ledbetter Connection a Best Traditional Blues Album in 2018 at the Blues Music Awards
NOTE: You can also listen for free on Amazon Prime–do that AND buy the CD. It's as wonderful as you expect it to be.
PHOTO © Chicago Blues News/Karen Murphy
Michael Ledbetter is also on these Nick Moss CDs
NOTE:From the Root to the Fruit is a two-disc recording and Time Ain't Free is free to stream if you have Amazon Prime.
THE LAST SONG WELCH LEDBETTER WORKED ON
From a Facebook post by Mike Welch:
I don't know what to do to comfort all of you who are hurting just as much as I am. All I have to give is our music. This is one of the last things we were working on. Mike would break this song down when we played it live with the band and tell the story of his grandmother, who suffered horrible things in her life and still had nothing but love in her heart. I hope this can heal you and fill your heart with love.