With Mike Wheeler we will have a guest in Europe who's one of the best guitarists in the contemporary nowadays Chicago blues scene. With his second album „Turn Up“, just released on Delmark Records, Wheeler plays regularly in his hometown of Chicago on stages like Buddy Guy's Legends, House Of Blues or the legendary Kingston Mines. As a guitarist he blends influences of Otis Rush, Robert Cray and Jimi Hendrix and developes them with his own unmistakeable style. His singing voice is reminscent of Sam Cooke and Wheeler's soul influenced singing makes him without doubt one of the best international voices you can hear on microphone.
On his 2018 European tour Mike Wheeler has Germany's top blues guitarist Kai Strauss at his side. Wheeler has been guest guitarist on Kai's 2016 album „I Go By Feel“. This top rated guitar double will be augmented by the French rhythm team Fred Letroit on bass and Pascal Delmas on drums. Both have played with Otis Grand, Matthew Skoller and many more US artists on their European tours. We are delighted and surethat this will be a tremendous finale to this year's Blueslawine.