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Leo “Bud” Welch w/ Quinton Randall & The Cleanse

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March 06, 2016

83-year-old Mississippi blues elder Leo “Bud” Welch is one of the last of his generation of no-nonsense, rugged electric bluesman. Born in Sabougla, Mississippi in 1932, Bud picked up a guitar for the first time in 1945. By 1947 at age 15, Bud could play well enough to perform publically and garnered the blessing of many elder guitar players. Bud played the blues continuously until 1975 and converted to playing mostly gospel with the Sabougla Voices, a group that included his sister and a sister-in-law. Bud earned his living logging in North Mississippi for 35 years and performed blues-tinged gospel during his downtime. Bud kept playing on the gospel circuit of North Mississippi but wasn’t known to the blues scene until 2013, when after performing a blues set live (for the first time in nearly 65 years), started gaining attention after a copy of his set started making its way around the blue scene. His debut album “Sabougla Voices” was released January 7, 2014, two months before his 82nd birthday. His sophomore album “I Don’t Prefer No Blues” was released on March 24, 2015, just two days after his 83rd birthday. Performing live in a trio with drums and bass, he plays with fire and energy. His sound, true to North Mississippi, is rough and rugged. You can dance, or you can sit in amazement, as one of the last of his generation of bluesmen rips through a set of rollicking blues. This will be his Baltimore debut. Quinton Randall & The Cleanse Baltimore next generation bluesman, Quinton Randall leads The Cleanse with distinctive growling vocals and wailing guitar work. “We want you to feel what we feel when playing, which is a sense of clarity, hope and joy.” This is the future of Bmore blues. 7:30pm | $18,$15 mbrs. | + $3 at the door

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  • Music
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  • Admission: $18,$15 mbrs. | + $3 at the door


Creative Alliance at The Patterson
3134 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
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