- 2018 International Blues Challenge Solo/Duo finalist
- 2018 Nominated “Best Solo Act”- Pinebelt Awards
- 2017 International Blues Challenge Solo Finalist
- 2017 Mississippi Music Awards Nominated
- 2017 Solo Artist of Year Nominated- Pinebelt Awards
- 2016 Acoustic Blues Album of Year Nominated- Indie Blues Awards
- 2016 Album of Year Nominated- Pinebelt Awards
- 2016 Top Album of Year - Dime Magazine
- 2016 Top 10 Album - Southland Music Line
- 2016 Top Act of Year - Jericho Road Show - Southland Music Line
ABOUT WES LEE
Wes Lee has appeared solo in many festivals throughout the Southeast including The L.A. Songwriter's Festival, King of the Delta Blues Festival, The Juke Joint Festival, The Roots Reunion, Hubfest, The Jimmie Rodgers Festival, Robert Johnson Remembrance Festival, Natchez Bluff Blues Festival, and has performed for the Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour. Other times he has been accompanied by his band 'Blue Roux' at Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival, 59/20 Festival, Margaritafest, South Mississippi State Fair, Equinox Festival, among others. Wes and Blue Roux headlined the Stella Blues Festival in 2014. See the gallery for the beautiful poster.
Wes Lee has made his home in Mississippi since 1995. His musical career started on brass instruments in the genres of Jazz, Dixieland, Swing, Classical, and Funk but switched to guitar in 1997, to further embrace the Blues. He quickly became a strong Bluesman in the Southeast and has shared the stage with Tab Benoit, Tinsley Ellis, Kenny Neal, Sonny Landreth, John Mooney, Greg 'Fingers' Taylor, Steve Forbert, Ruthie Foster, among others.
- Sunflower Festival
- Bentonia Blues Festival
- Sam Chatmon Festival
- Stella Blues Festival- Headliner
- Natchez Bluff Blues Festival
- Bogalusa Blues and Heritage Festival
- 59/20 Festival
- King of the Delta Blues Festival
- Robert Johnson Remembrance Festival
- L.A. Songwriters’ Festival
- Equinox Festival
- Jimmie Rodgers Festival
- Roots Reunion
- Ms. State Fair
- Juke Joint Festival
Jericho Road Show-2015
Wood & Steel-2013
6 Pack of Soul- 2012
Shack Sessions- 2011
Live & Alone- 2010
Anything But Wrong- 1999
Tone City- 1998
WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING
Wes Lee is a Traditional Delta Blues Specialist - Scott Barretta
Wes Lee, the Blues powerhouse out of Petal, Ms., is a must see. His live show will take you on a time machine ride full of triumph and tragedy. Haunting yet uplifting. Check him out today!
Jim Pennington, The Listening Room - Mobile, Al.
The new "Wood & Steel" album by Wes Lee, the musician takes the listeners back to the essence of music: feeling good while listening... Fingerpicking with slides, soulful bluesy, engaging and dynamic whole, many music lovers will delight.
~Eric Schuurmans, Rootstime.Be
Wes Lee comes by his trade honestly. Bluesman? Sure. Folk artist? Yep. Jazz Man? You bet. In fact R&B, Dixieland, Classical, Rock, Country, Gospel, Disco- as long as the music's got soul, honesty, authenticity, and a big sound, he's all for it.
~Eric Stone, Ms. Legends Magazine
Incredible energy. Total heart and soul performer
~Malinda White, Executive Chair, BBHF
Right from the get-go, Wes Lee just took the music to a level of conviction and artistry that says, "I'm not afraid to spread the Truth."
~Lynn Rabren, LA Songwriter's Festival
Wes's voice is super - he has a Swamp Pop, funky swagger. A dynamic live performer.
~Mean Willie Green, WUSM Radio
He accompanies himself with Resonator guitar, and
makes clear his confession that he does not choose the blues, but that 'the Blues chose him’. The classic "John The Revelator," countless times covered, comes to him as new, intense and most deeply felt. Wes Lee's devotion to the old blues pioneers he confesses. His warm voice gives them all respect...follows his gut feeling and spirit unconditionally
~Marcie from www.rootstime.be
Just him, a guitar and brilliant songwriting backed up by guitar
playing that's steeped in blues and a style than can best be
deﬁned as "Wes Lee Music". The only elements needed to bring the original feel of the blues back to life.
Wes Lee plays with a “little grease” to keep it real, but with enough
touch to keep it pretty. ~Blue Healer