Musician Joe Fletcher: 13 To Watch in RI in 2013
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
In the spotlight at Newport Folk Festival
Duguay cites Fletcher & The Wrong Reasons as "one of the premier bands to have seen at The Newport Folk Festival," adding that Fletcher et al. wowed the sold-out Revival of The Columbus Theatre this month, and and "have toured constantly all over the United States to gain an increasingly rabid fan base."
Fletcher also, with the help of a Kickstarter campaign, released White Lighter, his sophomore recording effort that gained critical acclaim in 2012, featuring Fletcher on vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, as well as Scott Boutier on drums and percussion, Jack Hanlon on upright and electric bass, Damien Puerini on electric guitar, Lily McCall Costner on vocals, and Bryan Minto on harmonica. The record also features guest appearances by John McCauley (vocals, guitar) and Chris Ryan (bass) of Deer Tick and Dave Lamb (vocals, percussion) and MorganEve Swain (fiddle) of Brown Bird.
"This has been a marvelous year for Joe Fletcher," wrote Allston Pudding critic Ian Doreian, after seeing Fletcher at TT The Bear's Place in late November. Citing what he called Fletcher's "clutch performance" in Newport and critical response to White Lighter, Doreian added, "We expect even better things for 2013."
"With his current track record, rustic voice, poetic lyrics and uncanny ability to strum a guitar unlike anybody else, 2013 looks to be the year when Joe Fletcher becomes a nationwide household name," said Duguay.
Photo: Brian Lima Photography
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