Leo "Bud" Welch

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About Leo "Bud" Welch

Born in Mississippi in 1932, Leo Welch showed an affinity for music early, learning to play guitar, harmonica, and fiddle, and he was soon playing at picnics and parties, working his way up to juke joints and clubs, playing mostly blues standards with a gospel edge. Around 1975, Welch took his blues riffs and Chuck Berry energy into the churches, developing a raw hybrid style that had the grit and moan of the blues laid under the urgent, passionate energy of gospel. Welch took his striking gospel blues into the studio, putting it down straight and with no frills, emerging with a debut album, Sabougla Voices, early in 2014. ~ Steve Leggett

Sabougla, MS, United States
March 22, 1932

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