Leo “Bud” Welch passed away December 19, 2017 at the age of 85. Born in 1932 in Sabougla, Mississippi, Welch spent his entire life in the area where he was raised. This is where he played music and remained relatively unknown in the music world, playing picnics and parties, but mostly playing at the church. His debut album, Sabougla Voices, was released at the age of 82 in 2014. He followed it up a year later with I Don’t Prefer No Blues. “Right now is a great point in my life,” Welch once said, “I’m doing things I’ve never been able to do before and I feel good doing them at an age when a lot of people are dead. So as long as I can I want to go around the world trying to send satisfaction to people. Doing that is a great feeling to me.”
„Working hard to make reality a lot less painful“, the Blues Zeppelin airs on Sunday afternoons from 15h00- 17h00 CET on Radio Bern (RaBe), Bern's alternative radio.
Hosted by Mark Stenzler, the Blues Zeppelin, which has been part of the Swiss radio landscape since 1989, features an eclectic mix of blues, zydeco, folk and world music. In addition, a wide range of musicians, artists and writers have been guests on the program.
Blues Zeppelin can be heard on the following radio stations:
Radio Bern (RaBe) in Berne, Switzerland
Radio LoRa in Zurich, Switzerland
Diis Radio in Canton Valais, Switzerland
WRFI Community Radio in Ithaca, NY / Watkins Glen, NY (USA)
CJRO Community Radio in Ottawa ON (CAN)
Mark Stenzler, native NYer and former radio pirate (Radio Free Ithaca), has been an avid radio broadcaster on both sides of the Atlantic since 1978. He came to Switzerland in the 1980s as a physics researcher at CERN.
Blues Zeppelin podcasts can be found HERE.
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Bluesman, storyteller and activist, Guy Davis will be flying on Blues Zeppelin. He was performing in Bern at Marians Jazzroom as part of the 46. International Jazzfestival Bern 2021. So 17. Oktober 2021 ab 15:00 CET