Wes Mackey

Burnaby Blues Festival

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Wes Mackey

Wes Mackey learned to play the guitar from the seasoned old blues players of the South where he was born and raised. At the urging of his father he eventually left “Big Estate” in rural South Carolina and moved to Augusta Georgia where his career really began.

His first gig paid 50 cents and a chicken sandwich but soon he found himself working in bands that  would back up touring artists including Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Jimmy Reed, Stevie Wonder and many others.