Wes Mackey
Calgary Bluesfest (2006)

In a career that now spans over 4 decades, Wes Mackey has gone from performing in the juke joints of Georgia to Five Star venues around the world, and now makes his home in Vancouver. Born in South Carolina and mentored on guitar by seasoned players of the deep South, Wes carried on to play in bands backing greats such as Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and Jimmy Reed. Known for his earthy, swingin' blues, his signature sound includes his use of foot bass pedals, showcasing his ultra-smooth vocal and lush guitar style.