Category Archives: About MPW’s books

Article & photo gallery about MPW’s recent book party (NOLA.com. May 2014).

For fans of hip-hop, bounce, New Orleans, and musings about illustrious people, Vaughan’swas the place to be on May 4 for the Hip-Hop Book Release Party for “New Orleans: The Underground Guide V.3.” and “Famous People I Have Met: Collected Works 1999-2014” — both by Michael Patrick … Continue reading

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Local album reviews written by the students in my rap class (OffBeat. April 2005).

Just before Katrina in 2005, I began teaching a class that helps kids K – 8 improve their literacy by writing rap songs (see video at bottom). I’ve taught the class ever since, and my students’ debut album was written about here … Continue reading

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WELCOME to my music blog!

This here is an archive for the published music journalism of…me. Michael Patrick Welch. Not to be confused with Michael Welch from the newer Star Trek, or “Monster” Mike Welch, the child blues guitar prodigy. Since 2001, I’ve written about … Continue reading

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