Rod Welles

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During his career, Rod has played with many great musicians to include Dave Walker, a British blues singer who sang for Fleetwood Mac, Savoy Brown and even rehearsed briefly with Black Sabbath!

The Dave Walker Project tracks showcase Walker’s incredible voice and Rod’s signature lead and slide style. Check out the bluesy slide work on “Can’t Get Next to You.”

Rod also played with Julie Stewart and the Motor Kings, a blues band from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Check out Julie’s bluesy voice and Rod’s signature lead stylings.
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Having grown up on instrumental recordings, Rod’s guitar instrumentals run the musical gamut. From the melodic sounds of Mr. Riley, the upbeat, pop sounds of Mr. Coffee, the Southwestern stylings of Enchiladas Rojas, the Southwest-meets-surf stylings of Surfing Santa Fe to the more modern sounds of The Scumbag, Fluffy and The Zipper, Welles displays his command of the guitar using it to weave sonic landscapes.

Though he has played on numerous recordings, some of Rod’s best work can be found on The Bishop Welles Band’s only recording, Hard Road. The BWB, for which Rod was the vocalist, lead guitarist and primary songwriter, was a staple of the New England music scene for a number of years. The band was known for its powerful mix of hard rock, blues and great songwriting. Highlights include; the rocking title track, “Hard Road, the bluesy Watch Out and the amazing slide guitar of Slide Over“.

Enjoy the clips and if you really like them, right click on the link to download a free copy!
New Music!
Stewart Welles Band Duo

Brass in Pocket
Just Won’t Burn
One Foot in the Bayou
Sweet Jane
Take Me to the River

Cal Powers with Rod Welles on Slide Guitar- "Things I'll Do"