Dave Weld was born in Chicago in 1952 and his interest in the Stones, Clapton and Mayall started changing in high school when he heard Howlin’ Wolf, Lightnin Hopkins, and B.B. King. After high school Weld moved to New Mexico and studied jazz and met and jammed with Gatemouth Brown. Weld then heard Hound Dog Taylor and landed a gig with his band. He also played with Eddie Shaw and the Wolf Pack. After Hound Dog’s death he began working with JB Hutto. Included on Nightwalk are Weld lead, rhythm and slide guitar, Monica Myhre lead and backup vocals, Harry Yaseen and or Graham Guest piano, Kenny Pickens, bass and Jeff Taylor drums.
Tom Hambidge is the producer and he guests on drums on “Red Hot Tabasco”. Sax Gordon plays baritone sax on “Mary Who”, and both baritone and alto on “Hit By The 103” with Myhre on vocal. Rogers Randle Jr. plays Alto sax on “Travelin’ Woman” and also “Donde Vas” also with Myhre. Also on “Travelin’ Woman” Kenny Anderson plays trumpet, and Bill McFarland plays trombone. Billy Branch plays harp on J.B. Hutto’s “Now She’s Gone” with a new arrangement from Weld. Weld also re-arranges Hutto’s “Loving You/Jelly Roll Blues”. Dave Weld is carrying on the Hutto tradition.
Contributing Editor/Making A Scene