"RAW BEAUTY" – BOSTON PHOENIX
Fast-rising Americana songwriter Joe Fletcher will make his Mercury Lounge debut in NYC on July 30, immediately following his Newport Folk Festival set July 27 and an opening slot in Boston for Jason Isbell July 29.
Fletcher, whose sound swirls deep blues, outlaw country, and Americana influences, made his Newport debut last year. He has also opened for Deer Tick, The Low Anthem, John Doe, Murder By Death, and Lucero and recorded with John McCauley (Deer Tick). Earlier this year, he was featured as an icon of GQ's SXSW Street Style 2013 spread.
The Boston Phoenix called his 2011 album 'White Lighter' "raw beauty," continuing, "The listener can't help but be swept up in each of the 12 tracks. Lyrically, Fletcher bleeds George Jones, Merle Haggard, and Johnny Cash with first-hand accounts of barstool outlaws and the family man blues, while his acoustic skills invite comparisons to Townes Van Zandt."
DigBoston has called him "the most famous man in Rhode Island," praising his "raucous live shows."
No Depression says, "His signature brand of dark and lyrically driven honky tonk is interspersed with a softer side that would make Hagg or Jones proud."
Click here for Fletcher's amazing Daytrotter session.
Click here for Fletcher's music videos.
Click here for press photos of Fletcher (scroll down for high res photos).
Later in the year, he will perform at the Americana Fest and Muddy Roots Festival with exact slots to be announced.
WHO: Joe Fletcher & The Wrong Reasons, with Bobby Bare Jr., Joshua Black Wilkins, Christopher Paul Stelling
WHAT: Mercury Lounge debut
WHEN: Tuesday, July 30, 2013
WHERE: Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (between Ludlow & Essex), NYC
TICKETS: $10 in advance, $12 day of show via Mercury Lounge box office