Mike Westcott

Mike Westcott

BandBluesJam

When you want "Real Music" with passion and soul, When you want to be treated to Outstanding Virtuoso Guitar Work with Soulful Vocals, When you want to experience Great Song Writing from a unique artist's perspective, Just look to Mike Westcott.

Biography

As four-time International Blues Challenge semi-finalists, Mike Westcott continues to explore and expand the boundaries of the hard-driving blues rock tradition. This 2007 and 2005 Washington Area Music Association’s “Best Blues Band” nominee 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 his 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 his band does so with a style and energy that is distinctly his own.

Lyrics

Keep The Blues Alive

Written By: Mike Westcott

Everybody , Gather Round
I gotta tell you , Where we get this sound
You’ve gotta Listen , To the greats
Like Willie Dixon , and Robert Cray
T-Bone Walker, and Etta James
Muddy Waters , and Bo Didley

You gotta trust me , I’m Tellin’ the truth
If you buy one CD , make it the Blues
Robert Johnson , John Lee Hooker
Junior Wells , Robert Lockwood JR
Keep goin’ to shows , Keep singin’ along
Thanks for Listening , to this Blues song

Keep the Blues Alive , Like Hound Dog’s Take Five
When Stevie Ray , and Jimi played ,
Their guitars came to life
What I want you to do , Is Listen to the Blues
Get Jimmy Reed , Freddie King , BB and Bobby Blue
Keep the Blues Alive , Buy CD’s , Tape’s , and 45's
Let’s all join together , To Keep the Blues Alive

Blues In Rockville

Written By: Mike Westcott

“Blues In Rockville “ By Mike Westcott

I wake up , Get outta bed
Get Caffeine , In my head

Another day on the job
Trying to make my dreams
come true

Just delivering flowers
In a way I’m delivering the blues
In Rockville

Got the blues in Rockville

Gotta go to work , to pay the bills
Leaves no time , for me to chill

If I had my way
There’s only 2 things
I wanna do

One’s loving my family
Two’s my guitar, and playing the blues,
In Rockville

Got the blues in Rockville
Got the blues in Rockville

Can't Guarantee Tomorrow

Written By: Mike Westcott

“Can’t Guarantee Tomorrow” By Mike Westcott

You Can’t Guarantee Tomorrow ,
You’ve gotta live for today
You Can’t Guarantee Tomorrow ,
Try to live for today
Let’s make the world ,a better place
Don’t know how long , we’re here to stay

Don’t live life in the past ,
Or life will leave you behind
Don’t live life in the past ,
Or life will leave you behind
try to make today , The Best you can
Tomorrow you don’t know , What You’ll find

Solo

You Can’t Guarantee Tomorrow ,
You’ve gotta live for today
You Can’t Guarantee Tomorrow ,
Try to live for today
Let’s make the world ,a better place
Don’t know how long , we’re here to stay

Discography

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

Set List

Mike Westcott's perfomances include Lots of Original Music with a Jam Band approach to Blues and a mix of cover songs ranging from Blues, Rock, and Funky Soul covering artist from Old School to the present day. His set includes songs that are Commercial length to Jam Band style long versions. Including lot's of original songs and originaly arranged cover songs.