Mike Blanchard & the Whispering Chingaderos

Mike Blanchard & the Whispering Chingaderos

 Sacramento, California, USA

Traditional American music for modern times. A high energy acoustic western band that draws on California's rich history of cross cultural music styles. We do original and traditional music and can do anything up to four sets of material. check out our videohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sjm


Mike Blanchard and The Whispering Chingaderos are a group of seasoned pros based around the singing and songwriting of Mike Blanchard. Mike has a uniquely strong and beautiful voice that is the centerpiece of the band.

The band does up to five sets about half originals as well as old country, folk, bluegrass, Mexican and Western chestnuts. The sound revolves around the vocal harmonies of Mike, Laurieanne and David Van Dusen and they are damn proud of being a California western band.

That's the who and the what, but in the end this is a smokin’ band. The vibe is like a group of old boys sittin’ round the porch just throwin’ it down with the ease and taste that only comes from years of playin

Mike has been the singer/rhythm guitarist in the legendary Sacramento band The Tattooed Love Dogs for over twenty years. The Dogs have played all over the west coast from Seattle to San Diego and out to Texas to play South by South West. With the Dogs Mike has won four Sammies (Sacramento Area Music Awards) for best rock band and best country band and is in the Sammie Hall of Fame.

The Whispering Chingaderos was formed two years ago after Mike recorded a solo record titled, amazingly enough, MIKE BLANCHARD AND THE WHISPERING CHINGADEROS. The response to the CD was so favorable that the band was assembled and has spent the last two years poundin’ the trail between San Francisco and Reno with regular stops in Nevada City, Placerville and Auburn as well as Sacramento.


"Mike Blanchard and the Whispering Chingaderos". 2008
we have radio airplay on kxjz 90.9 in Sacramento C.A, kvmr 89.5 Nevada City C.A., kdup 88.1 Surprise Valley C.A., worldwideluegrass.com, the Acoustic Ecclectic show

Set List

We can do anything from 45 minutes to four hours. Whatever you need.
A typical set would include;
compadres in the old sierra madre
solitary man
que paso
farmers blues
showmans life
cant tell her nuthin
whisky on my grave