Owner, Founder of WELSH SOUND
Welsh Sound (Welsh Audio) was started as a small business by James Welsh in 1993 as an endeavor to provide local bands affordable sound and lighting services and rentals for local shows and events. During that time James worked at a local national level roadhouse “Slammer’s Nite Club” and later “The Cadillac Club” as a stage tech, lighting tech and monitor engineer for Webber Audio Corp. Over a 5-year period he worked with hundreds of national level recording artists of many genres and soon hit the road as Front of House engineer for several regional bands touring the eastern seaboard of the US including Reprise artist, “Grey Union.” and “Sex with Midget”
Through networking in the industry James landed freelance house and monitor engineering positions with the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998 and the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA), who produce the National Folk Festival, Lowell Folk Festival, American Folk Festival, Richmond Folk Festival and Washington Irish Festival (1998-2000). James continues to serve as an engineer for stages at all of these events each year. In 2003, James joined the crew of Folk Alliance and worked with Klondike Sound for their national conferences in Montreal, Nashville, and San Diego. With over 125 shows a year nationwide James continues to mix at festivals and act as production manger/engineer for several artists which include: Grammy nominated “Los Pleneros de la 21” and “Viento de Agua”, and regional groups the “Demon Beat” and “Khaos Kloud.” James also works as a freelance engineer with National Events LLC in Chantilly VA.
James enjoys collecting farm toys, movies, Star Wars memorabilia and music. He continues to play guitar and bass and record in his personal 24 track digital studio in his free time if he is not spending quality time with his 8-year-old daughter and wife. He loves working in his yard and traveling with his family.