Welch Ledbetter Connection

The Funky Biscuit Presents

Welch Ledbetter Connection

Mark Telesca Band

Monday December 3, 2018

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Funky Biscuit

Boca Raton, FL

$15.00 - $25.00 General Admission $20.00 Day Of Show

Reserve Seats for this show are subject to a $15 food and beverage minimum

Welch Ledbetter Connection
Welch Ledbetter Connection
A powerful throwback to the west side sounds of 1960’s Chicago, The Welch-Ledbetter Connection has become an absolute force in the world of Blues and Soul music. This force is fronted by the dynamic vocals of Chicago powerhouse Mike Ledbetter, and “Monstrous” sounds of Boston blues guitar veteran Mike Welch. Riding the wave of their debut album, ‘Right Place, Right Time’, the duo burst onto the scene in 2017 with thrilling responses from audiences all over the world. They have become well known for their raw musical intensity, a trademark collaborative harmony all their own, and a vigorous approach to their retro roots. Now donning an established group of dynamite musicians to form “The Connection”, this is only the beginning for this duo.
Mark Telesca Band
Mark Telesca Band
Mark Telesca is an American Songwriter / Singer / Guitarist and Bassist. He studied music at Florida Atlantic University and currently lives in West Palm Beach, Florida.

His “HOOK” oriented songwriting style and storytelling lyrics along with his expressive style of bass playing and powerful lead vocal is capturing the attention of music lovers everywhere.

Mark has released his first solo studio CD titled “Heavy Breathing” in January of 2015. His CD spent many months on steady rotation on SIRIUSXM RADIO (Bluesville). The CD is receiving rave reviews and reached the #5 spot on "Blues Power Radio's Top 30" Blues Albums. He has had three singles off the Heavy Breathing CD that has charted on Blues 411 Baker's Dozen of Blues. "If You Got Enough Jack" has reached #5 " Cross the Dog" has reached #2 and "I Don't Need Your Lovin' Anymore" has reached #1 !!!

In January 2015, Mark took his band to Memphis, TN to compete in the International Blues Challenge (IBC) and were semi finalists.

Mark has also started a career playing solo acoustic guitar focusing on Pre-WWII blues, Americana and his own original music. He has since competed in his local IBC challenge as a solo artist. He has been fortunate enough to win himself another spot in to compete again in Memphis in January 2016 and will be competing again in 2017.

Mark is very proud to be endorsed by Delaney Guitars. Delaney Guitars has built the Mark Telesca Bass Model. They are calling the bass the "TRADITION" model based on its traditional looks, feel and sound. It is currently available for purchase www.delaneyguitars.com

Mark is out gigging almost every night promoting his music. In addition to his hectic gigging schedule, he is the host of one of the most popular Pro Blues Jams in the Southeast. The Jam takes place every Monday at the Funky Biscuit in Boca Raton, FL. There are many touring artist who make it a point to spend some extra time in sunny Florida just to attend and hopefully participate in this high quality Jam.

As well as being a songwriter, singer, guitarist, and band leader, Mark is a touring bassist supporting many blues / rock artists. He is currently touring with “Blue Mercy” Featuring 2014 Blues Music Award winner and 2015 Blues Music Award Nominee Diunna Greenleaf.

Mark was the bassist along with 2010 Blues Music Award Winner and 2015 Grammy Winner Jason Ricci on Harmonica in The Keith Brown Trio. They later recorded Keith’s album “Down the Line” an acoustic album.

Influences are: The Delta Blues, Gospel Music and Motown.
Bass influences are James Jamerson, Donald Duck Dunn, Oteil Burbridge, Willie Weeks ... Just to name a few.
Venue Information:
The Funky Biscuit
303 SE Mizner Blvd
Royal Palm Place
Boca Raton, FL, 33432
http://funkybiscuit.com/