Kirk Fletcher has a reputation as a bonafide can’t-miss performer. His soulful playing and singing never fails to elicit chills, and his unique approach to Rhythm & Blues music is both refreshingly modern and completely authentic.
Widely considered one of the best blues guitarists in the world, he has commanded the respect and acclaim of critics, peers and fans across the globe. He is a four-time Blues Music Award and a 2015 British Blues Award nominee and has played with a variety of popular artists, including Joe Bonamassa and a three-year role as lead guitarist of The Fabulous Thunderbirds.
He has released 4 albums and a live album.
Rip Cat Recording Artists Johnny & Jaalene and band
The throwback sounds of old-school blues, R&B, rockabilly and pop are marked by a string of covers that are second nature to Johnny Ramos and his young partner Jaalene De Leon. Their new self-titled album includes all of those influences.
"We listen to all the stuff we play, really," Johnny said in a recent interview. "Rockabilly people, soul singers and everything, but you know, since we're young we have really big influences from everything else, the 90's, the 2000's."
If Johnny's last name is familiar to blues fans, you would be right. The son of blues guitarist Kid Ramos, Johnny joined his father on Ramos' comeback album Old School on Rip Cat Records.
Together, Fletcher and the young duo are the 6th showcase from Main St. Blues, a monthly spotlight on the best in the blues business with free parking, full dinner menu and all ages. Reservations recommended.