The Mike Webb Band

The Mike Webb Band

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
BandCountryBluegrass

Joining Mike Webb are world renowned bass player Kent "Superman" Blanton on bass, often Robert Montgomery on guitar, and fiddle extrodinare Shadd Cobb. Together these guys set the stage for some wonderful bluegrass and oldtime music.

Biography

Grand Ole Opry announcer Eddie Stubbs calls Mike Webb " a great disciple of Brother Oswalds school of music". A very fitting title and one Mike Webb wears well. This Tennessee native learned to play guitar at the age of 14 from his Dad. Music was always a part of the Webb household. Saturday nights found family and friends gathering for some music and fellowship at their home. After a few years playing guitar Mike took a keen interest in the dobro style of Bashful Brother Oswald, who he frequently listened to on the Grand Ole Opry. A few years later he got the chance meet the dobro icon backstage at the opry. It was evident to those present at that first meeting that the two had much in common, and a bond was formed. Oswald began teaching Mike the old time mountain style that he had made famous with Acuff. " I spent so many wonderful afternoons sitting knee to knee with Os , learning the old time style he created ". It wasn't too long before Charlie Collins had mentioned Mike to Wilma Lee Cooper who was looking for a dobro player. As fate would have it Mike soon found himself on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry in Wilma Lee Coopers band the Clinch Mountain Clan a time he holds dear to his heart. In 1999 he began working with another Roy Acuff band member, guitarist Charlie Collins. " Charlie is one of my heros and I love working with him , he's from the old school". With longtime friends Kent "Superman" Blanton on bass, Charlie Cushman on banjo and Shadd Cobb on fiddle aduiences are treated to more than just great music, but an educating journey back in time to the early days of rural stringband music. His lastest album contains songs written by the late Ira Louvin of the Louvin brothers as well as self penned songs. Joining him on the album are Marty Stuart , bluegrass legend Bobby Osborne as well as Acuff guitarist Charlie Collins. Mike Webb has traveled the country appearing at festivals as well as private events. He along with his late band mate Charlie Collins has hosted the Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree on WSM , performed at various festivals around the country as well as appeared on Grand Ole Opry live and is regularly seen on RFD TV on the Cumberland Highlanders Show. As a member of the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band Mike is often seen displaying his antics on the road, The Marty Stuart Show, and festivals as well as theaters around the country. Mike can often be found at the Country Music Hall of Fame performing his dobro style. An avid collector of country music and Grand Ole Opry memorabilia, Mike has a vast and rare collecion. And speaking of memorabilia Mike's instruments are country music history relics themselves. The dobro, well thats Bashful Brother Oswalds old dobro you hear him play, and Oswald's banjo as well. After Brother Oswalds passing he aquired them from his widow Mrs. Kirby who stated " he wanted you to have them so they would continue to be played". And so the torch was passed, and I can't think of a better person to keep it burning.

Discography

Smoky Mountain Memories released in 2002 with guest June Stearns and Charlie Louvin.

The Devil Train released in 2010 featuring guest appearances by Marty Stuart, Bobby Osbrone and a host of others.