Kirk Fletcher

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Kirk Fletcher
Saturday, February 28, 2015 9:00 PM
Harvelle's Santa Monica, Santa Monica, CA
  • 21 & over
  • Two drink minimum
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  • Ticket Price: $10.00
  • Door Time: 8:00 PM
  • Restrictions: 21 & over
    Two drink minimum
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Kirk Fletcher:

Some consider Kirk Fletcher one of the best blues guitarists in the world. He has commanded the respect and acclaim of critics, peers and fans across the globe. The native Californian is a four-time Blues Music Award nominee and has played with a variety of popular artists, including a four-year role as lead guitarist of The Fabulous Thunderbirds and a few guest appearances with Cindi Lauper and Michelle Branch. He also toured internationally as a member of blues super-group The Mannish Boys and as lead guitarist for Italian mega-star Eros Ramazzotti.

Kirk presently fronts his own band, which is always complete with world-class musicians. He has released three studio solo albums and recently recorded a live album called, “Kirk Fletcher Live at the Baked Potato.” Kirk has a unique approach to blues and roots music that clearly defines his style. He first picked up a guitar at age eight, playing alongside his older brother Walter in their father’s church. It wasn’t just a gospel influence that Walter shared with Kirk, but an appreciation of many musical styles from Jimi Hendrix to Steely Dan. One of the most important lessons Kirk received from his brother was about having great guitar tone, something Kirk is known for today.

Kirk was introduced to many famous West Coast blues greats like Junior Watson and Richard “Lynwood Slim” Duran through Al Blake, lead singer and harp player for the Hollywood Fats Band. So followed Kirk’s first gigs as a blues guitarist and eventually the recording of his first album I’m Here and I’m Gone for the JSP label out of England. Al Blake also introduced Kirk to Kim Wilson of The Fabulous Thunderbirds. Wilson brought Fletcher further into the blues family from California to Texas and then out touring the world. Blues legend Charlie Musselwhite, confirmed that Kirk was becoming one of the most in-demand blues guitarists on the scene. That was the time when Kirk felt he really developed his own sound which brought about his second solo recording, Shades of Blue for Delta Groove Music. Kirk collaborated a who’s who of blues players on the project, including singers Kim Wilson, Janiva Magness and Finis Tasby. Kirk contributed to the Thunderbirds’ Paint It On album before embarking on another record of his own, a release entitled My Turn on the Delta Groove label. He is currently in the studio recording his next project, which is a good thing since Kirk’s performances always leave you wanting more.