Leo “Bud” Welch at d.b.a.

Leo "Bud" Welch at d.b.a. in New Orleans, LA. (HIGH ISO Music, LLC)

Leo “Bud” Welch at d.b.a. in New Orleans, LA. (HIGH ISO Music, LLC)

We recently caught Leo “Bud” Welch’s show at d.b.a., our favorite no-smoking watering hole on Frenchmen St.  Last sighting: our favorite act of the 2014 Blues and BBQ Festival. Tired of over-orchestrated, over-produced blues?  Leo plays with a drummer, a chair, and a guitar, and could get away with just the guitar, since at 83, he can still out dance most of his audiences.

Not many people get to release their debut album at 81.  After decades of being almost completely unknown outside Mississippi and running a chainsaw, the blues has finally crossed the border.  If you like authentic Mississippi hill country blues, this is as good as it gets.

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