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Blues Journey with Wes Mackey sells out second show at Blue Frog Studios!


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Cover: Wes Mackey
Photo: Angela FAMA


An Encyclopedia of South Carolina
Jazz & Blues Musicians

An Encyclopedia of South Carolina Jazz and Blues Musicians, Benjamin Franklin V documents the
careers of South Carolina jazz and blues musicians from the nineteenth century to the present.




A Blues Journey with Wes Mackey
and Peter Selner - Vancouver, BC
SECOND DATE ADDED!

Bluesman WES MACKEY grew up in rural South Carolina and during his 50 year musical career, toured North America and Europe and played in bands backing up the likes of John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters.

Assisted by Peter “Sweet Tooth" Selner from the Hell’s Gate Blues Band, Wes will talk and play songs about his life and the blues.
Washington State University Tri-Cities

A great success for Wes Mackey and the Festival organizers.

See this flikr pictorial of the event



The Acoustic Guitar Project
Mackey took on the challenge of The Acoustic Guitar Project
which  is a global music platform — and concert series —
that inspires musicians to write an original song and record it
live in one week.

BB King and Wes Mackey
Meeting The King

Mackey fulfilled a lifelong dream of meeting one of his heroes
with the help of mutual friend and former BB King drummer
Russell Jackson. pictured here in Vancouver.



Mackey & fisher pen theme song for The Blues Rules
 Festival in Switzerland




Wes Mackey performs at
The Croatian National Theatre in
Split with Blues Train
European tour garners much
attention in 2013 & 14

While on tour with Croatian band Blues Train, he performed at The Croatian National Theatre and an iconic castle. The event was covered on  National TV and press.  He also had stops in Austria, Slovenia, Germany, Belgium, France and Switzerland. Wes returned to the area again in as part of his 2014 tour.

Wes Mackey in Croatia and Slovenia
Wes Mackey recently made  front pages (click here)
as one of the first to bring the his style of blues to communities
 in Croatia and Slovenia.

The tour which included stops in Switzerland and Belgium  had him teamed up with legendary Croatian drummer Peco Pete and harpist promoter Ray Fricke.

The six week road trip ended in Halifax Nova Scotia where Wes performed at The Dutchy Mason Festival.

Wes will continue to break new ground with his tour in November when he performs  in Italy Vienna, and Austria for the first time.

Wes Mackey, Wesa Wong, Mark Madryga

Wes Mackey on Global Morning News
Vancouver

Blues: a regional experience
Bob Eagle, Eric S Leblanc
Wes makes the list in new book now available

Mackey in 2014 Geneva Blues Society Calendar
O World...

O World... Wes Mackey is pleased and honored to be a part of The O World Project. January
The ‘O WORLD’ project is a multi-media initiative that encompasses the Arts, the Sciences Religious/Spiritual practices/traditions. The mission of the project is to promote unity among the worlds peoples and inspire global community ... The Arts aspect of the project involves the world-wide release of an original song called ‘O WORLD’ on Earth Day 2012, (April 22). They have enlisted musicians representing many genres of music and a multitude of musical traditions from around the world, and Wes Mackey has just finished recording the blues version of this project.


Blues and  Rap ?
Cityreal's  Debut CD
The Beginning Gets Best Hip Hop/Rap Nomination
August 17, 2010
Wes Mackey and  Rap Artist Cityreal collaborated on two original songs for Cityreal's debut  release The Beginning and now it has  been nominated for the  Best Hip Hop/Rap CD for a  WCMA (Western Canadian Music Award)

Letter from Chabah School

Thank you very much that you agreed to give a presentation in Bad Krozingen(Germany) and for the discussion at Chabah. I felt very happy at how excellent these presentations and Q&A sessions went with the kids.

The feedback I got from the teachers at Bad Krozingen ...was very positive. ...www.chabah.de

Finally, I must say, this was one of the really great,touching concerts for me.
Blues in the schools with Wes Mackey

Music Video Nomination
August 1, 2011
Stu  Ray, director of Remi  Cityreal Huot's music video Passing Me By Ft Wes Mackey receives WCMA Nomination for Best Multimedia (video) The videos now being aired on Much Music and can be seen on the Much Music website at Much Music.