"I’m going to miss my friend, Mike Ledbetter. I didn’t know him as well as some, but I knew him well enough. The Blues world just lost one of its brightest rising stars. Mike was going to be a legend, I suppose now he is. His voice was a blessing and a gift that he shared the world over. I am grateful to have hung with him, laughed with him, had some deep talks with him, and of course, make some music with him. Even though I am nearly a decade and a half older than him, I jumped for joy when I got his approval either onstage, offstage, or via a text message. It was amazing to watch his rapid growth from the new kid in the Nick Moss Band nearly a decade ago, to forming the Welch Ledbetter Connection and doing his solo thing. I love you, Mike. I’ve been crying off and on since last night. I weep for the loss the blues world has sustained, your friends, your family, your children, your band mates,....I weep for us all. Safe travels my friend. You will not be forgotten. - AG"
We encourage you to listen to the blessing that is the voice of Mike Ledbetter.