Leo Bud Welch - The Angels in Heaven Done Signed my Name
Leo Bud Welch, the deceased delta bluesman, spent his life honing his musical craft. The Mississippi native and 30-year lumberjack performed as a gospel singer in his small hometown for years before he made his first record when he was in his seventies. The influence of the region he called home, his years of musicianship, and his welllived life blended together to create music that is as unique as he is. The album was produced by Dan Auerbach at his Easy Eye Sound studios in Nashville just before Leo’s death December 2017. On this album, we salute Leo Bud Welch of Sabougla, Mississippi and his gospel-soul-blues singing soul. We do hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it. It was an honor to work alongside Bud during the recording sessions – to have an opportunity to learn directly from the source is an experience that becomes rarer with each passing year. Bud shared with us the songs that he’s been signing his entire life, some that are older than the Delta itself. We sure do wish he was here today so we could personally hand him a copy of this record, but at the same time we’re pretty sure he’s happy right where he is – surely after a long life spent praising His holy name, Bud now has it made-in-the-shade in the sweet hereafter. I bet he’s got a mansion all to himself up there. Thank you, Bud.