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KIRK FLETCHER

"…it’s one hell of a ride, and proof that Fletcher is ready to make a big splash on his own.”

(Living Blues Magazine)

Chanteur / Compositeur / Harmoniciste reconnu et récompensé a plusieurs reprises, Curtis Salgado chante et joue avec une soul authentique, depuis 1962. Ce vétéran de la musique américaine a toujours su se donner a 100 % pour son public au cours de sa carrière en compagnie des plus grands noms du genre. En 1982, Salgado se lie d’amitié avec Robert Cray et forme ensemble Robert Cray Band. Salgado se trouve alors a partager la scène avec des icônes du Blues tels que Muddy Waters , Bobby Bland et Bonnie Raitt, Willie Dixon, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Albert Collins, Big Walter Horton, and Otis Rush. Curtis part sur la route avec Roomful Of Blues de 1984 à 1986. Dans les années 90, son ami Steve Miller l’invite a ouvrir ses concerts pour une tournée aux US. Une grosse tournée avec Santana s’en suit. Le debut du 21eme siècle ne lui a pas été facile puisqu’il doit se battre contre un cancer du foie et des poumons. Miraculeusement rétabli, Curtis Salgado est prêt a atteindre le plus grand public avec ses débuts chez Alligator Records. Son dernier album « SOUL SHOT » nous montre bien que Curtis est encore et toujours un des plus grands chanteur Soul/ Blues. Vainqueur du Blues Music Award 2010 pour Soul Blues Artiste de l'année , Salgado mêle le Blues, le Funk et R & B sans aucun effort en le servant brut et sincère . Il a été invité a se produire au San Francisco Blues Festival , Chicago Blues Festival , Beale Street Music Festival de Memphis ,Tampa Bay Blues Fest  et le Waterfront BluesFestival parmi bien d’autres a travers le monde.

Kirk Fletcher has a reputation in the blues world as a bonafide can’t-miss performer. He recorded his first live album with a band of world-class musicians, his soulful playing and singing never fails to elicit chills, and his unique approach to blues and roots music is both refreshingly modern and completely authentic.

 

He is widely considered as one of the best blues guitarists in the world, Kirk Fletcher has commanded the respect and acclaim of critics, peers and fans across the globe. He is a four-time Blues Music Award nominee and has played with a variety of popular artists, including Joe Bonamassa or the four-year role as lead guitarist of The Fabulous Thunderbirds.

 

As frontman of his own band, he released three studio albums and the current live album "Live at The Baked Potato - Burning Blues". If you close your eyes, you're there. Kirk Fletcher brings you the sound of blues as it was played when giants like Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, T-Bone Walker and Little Walter still towered over the blues landscape. Kirk not only "gets it", he's got it, that hard-to-define depth that makes every phrase he plays come sounding exactly like the blues and nothing else. Fletcher's uniqueness in his field coupled with his extraordinary talent has earned him feature stories in virtually every major blues publication in the world.

 

As a 4 time Blues Music Award nominee who has toured with Lynwood Slim, Janiva Magness, Charlie Musselwhite, The Mannish Boys, The Hollywood Blue Flames and The Fabulous Thunderbirds, as well as performed with James Cotton, Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, Mojo Buford, Phillip Walker, Larry Carlton, Robben Ford, Michael Landau, Elvin Bishop, Ronnie Earl, Doyle Bramhall, Michelle Branch and many more... Kirk Fletcher is considered one of the best young guitar players on the blues scene today.