Mike Westhues

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Mike Westhues
Birth name Michael Westhues
Born (1949-01-22)January 22, 1949
Moberly, Missouri, USA
Died February 17, 2013(2013-02-17) (aged 64)
Espoo, Finland
Genres blues, folk, country, rock, jazz
Instruments guitar, vocal
Years active 1971–2013
Labels EMI, Love, RFD, Humble House
Associated acts Wigwam, Dave Lindholm, Jim Pembroke
Website www.mikewesthues.com

Michael ”Mike” David Westhues (January 22, 1949 – February 17, 2013[1][2]) was an American-born Finnish singer-songwriter and guitarist.

Westhues was born in Moberly, Missouri. In 1971, he set off to see the world, ending up in Finland, where he was extremely active in the Finnish music scene, working with such groups as the Finnish progressive rock band Wigwam, its lead vocalist Jim Pembroke and Finnish blues artist Dave Lindholm.[3] A couple of years later, Westhues moved to Uppsala, Sweden, then on to London and then back to Finland. At the end of the 1970s, he moved back to the USA, to Indianapolis, with his Finnish wife and son. In 2004, they decided to move back to Finland, where he lived until his death in Espoo, on February 17, 2013.


  • New Morning Train, EMI Records, 1972
  • A Man Name A' Jones, Love Records, 1974
  • Good-Bye Rosalita, Love Records, 1976
  • Jim/Mike And The Leadswingers, Love Records, 1977
  • Vanha Isäntä, Hi-Hat Records, 1978
  • Missin' Bill Blues, Tenex Records, 1982
  • Frozen Hay, RFD Records, 1991
  • Streetlight Reflections, RFD Records, 1993
  • See Your Eyes, RFD Records, 1997
  • Ain't No Money In Love, Instant Records, 2001
  • Shades of Blue, Bluelight Records, 2007
  • Dumbflakes for Breakfast, Humble House Records, 2008
  • Alder Hill, Humble House Records, 2013


  1. ^ "Mike Westhues on poissa" [Mike Westhues is gone] (in Finnish). Blues-Finland.com. February 18, 2013. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ Pajukallio, Arto. "Mike Westhues" (in Finnish). Helsingin Sanomat. Retrieved February 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Bio". Retrieved February 19, 2013. 

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