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Keep the Blues Alive

by Mike Westcott & Blues On Board

This CD has Hot Kick Ass Guitar and Vocals from the soul, it's Blues With Bite. The CD tastes like a Babyback Ribs dinner smothered in Hot Sauce with a side of Mashed Potatoes and Apple Pie topped with Ice Cream. Hot and soulful.
Genre: Blues: Guitar Blues
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1. Keep the Blues Alive
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4:08 album only
2. Blues in Rockville
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4:13 album only
3. Can't Guarantee Tomorrow
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5:10 album only
4. Big Legged Woman (Live)
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6:20 album only
5. Mary Had a Little Lamb (Live)
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2:36 album only
6. Phone Booth (Live)
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4:04 album only
7. Give Me Back My Wig (Live)
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4:24 album only
8. Keep the Blues Alive (Live)
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3:17 album only
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Instrumentation
Mike Westcott Vocals and Guitar on all tracks
Timm Biery on drums for tracks 1,2,3
Jay Turner on bass on tracks 1,2,3
Jeff Conlin on Keyboards for tracks 1,2,3
Brian Costantino on Drums for tracks 4,5,6,7,8
Spencer Leckliter on Bass for tracks 4,5,6,7,8


Mike Westcott's Blues On Board is hot Guitar and captivating Vocals, it's Blues Rock 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:

Blueswalker
www.rootstime.be
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.

Tony Cobb
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.

Waverly Milor
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

Discography
Live at the Frederick Blues Festival 2004
Keep The Blues Alive July 2005
Mike Westcott Live (2008 release)

Links
http://www.bluesonboard.com

http://www.myspace.com/mikewestcottampbluesonboard

http://www.mdparty.com/bluesonboard

http://www.sonicbids.com/BluesOnBoard


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Marcia

Blues on Board kicks and oughta be getting a ton of attention.
Bought this CD after hearing the band live and it was definitely a great purchase. Every song was great -- not a dud or "skipper" in the bunch. I cannot wait for the next CD from this group.

Marie

This band will blow you away!
This is one of the best CD's I have bought in a long time. The original material is kickin' and it really makes me wanna go hear them live. From the pictures on their website it looks like their live concerts would rival some of the greats!

Laurie Saunders

Mike & the band are awesome!
One of the best CDs I have in my blues collection! Cutting edge and can't wait to see them again!

dw

cool stuff
Like it. Liked being able to preview on cdbaby. First cut Keep The Blues Alive does a good job of setting the tone for the rest of the cd. I'm starting to find the Mary Had A Little Lamb thing a bit droll on many blues cds, but understand it's a standard. Can't wait to hear next cd with more studio-produced/less livecuts.

Debbie Harbaugh


the music is awsome.