This CD was recorded live at an Incredible Venue in West Chester PA. called Vincent's Jazz and Blues.
This Venue is one of the few left where the patrons are there to see and hear the bands. They listen, they applaud, and they respect the Venue, while still having a party with the bands and staying from the beginning to the end of the show.
Mike Westcott on Guitar and Vocals
Glenn Ferracone on Drums
Paul Klinefelter on Bass
Mike Westcott's Blues On Board is Virtuoso Guitar Playing and Vocals from the soul, it's Blues With Bite.
As three-time International Blues Challenge semifinalists, BMI recording artist, Mike Westcott's Blues On Board continue to explore and expand the boundaries of the hard-driving blues rock tradition. Along with Mike Westcott's award winning Guitar Playing and two time Washington Area Music Association's "Best Blues Band" nominees his "Guitar Show" enjoys a well-deserved reputation for consistently delivering powerful, memorable live performances -- whether for 50 patrons in an intimate venue or for 350,000 raucous festival-goers. Mike's expert songwriting, soulful voice and virtuoso guitar work remain the trademark of this rising force in the east-coast music scene. While unafraid to display the influence of those guitar greats that have gone before him, Mike Westcott's music has something original to say, and does so with a style and energy that is distinctly his own.
Mike Westcott's Blues On Board Guitar Show have performed numerous Music festivals. Here is just a taste of some of the performances.
2 time performer at the Bele Chere Music Festival in Asheville, NC. Sharing stages with Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Foghat, Debra Coleman, Gov't Mule and others.
2 time performer at the Garlic Festival in Delray Beach, FL. Sharing stages with The Allan Parsons project, Little Feat, the Gin Blossoms, and Dickey Betts cofounder of the Allman Brothers Band.
2 time Performer at the Frederick, MD, Blues Festival. Sharing Stages with Delbert McClinton, Deanna Bogart, Janine Wilson, and more.
The Washington DC BBQ Battle on the mall. Sharing Stages with The Holmes Brothers, Maria Muldaur, and The Nighthawks.
The Washington, DC Blues Festival with Saffire the Uppity Blues Women, and Kandy Kane
What the Press is Saying:
The soulful Mike Westcott and his Blues On Board are a Pearl. I think that they are best of class. I don't usually make predictions but I think Mike Westcott is the new Stevie Ray Vaughan.
FOH engineer at Bele Chere Music Festival in Asheville NC.
I am the owner of the sound company who did sound on the Blues On Board stage. Mike Westcott's Blues On Board was by far the best act we did that weekend. I also went to hang out at the Kenny Wayne Shepherd show that evening. He did Voodoo Child as his closing song and Mike Westcott pretty much ate his lunch. Hope to run into these guys again.
5th Annual Greenbelt Blues Festival music coordinator
As music coordinator of the annual Greenbelt Blue Festival, I know if I don't bring back Mike Westcott and Blues On Board for an unprecedented third consecutive year for the 5th annual in June 2008, I just might lose my job! Mike and his band have delivered electrifying performances every year on the main stage."
Frederick Blues Festival
"Blues On Board is my Favorite up and coming new b...
"Blues On Board is my Favorite up and coming new band" - Steve Norris, Frederick Blues Festival Producer
Blues Highway Series
"Blues On Board plays with Fire and Dynamics........
"Blues On Board plays with Fire and Dynamics.....They Rock" - Dale Kelly, Animated Music - Blues Highway Series
TV Channel 10/Frederick
"Blues On Board Kick Booty" - John Piper, TV Chan...
"Blues On Board Kick Booty" - John Piper, TV Channel 10/Frederick
Live at the Frederick Blues Festival 2004
Keep The Blues Alive July 2005
Mike Westcott Live (2008 release)