Kirk Fletcher and Josh Smith by now are considered to be Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea veterans or even a staple aboard the blues ship. They have been guests on all four years of the greatest blues show on the open ocean and have even been asked to join for the 5th year in a row on the cruise to Grand Cayman in 2019!
Josh Smith and Kirk Fletcher together have years and years of professional music experience and have played with some legendary musicians including the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Doyle Bramhall Sr., and of course Joe Bonamassa. Over the years, Bonamassa has forged a tight friendship with these two stellar musicians, sharing gigs and utilizing their vast talents like production. The friends have been playing together for a number of years now and have created a powerful sound together as well as on their own.
Pictured between them is non-other than Toronzo Cannon, Chicago’s current most prized blues possession. Cannon was rather hidden for many years, subtly killing the game until he struck a deal with the famous blues label Alligator Records and his career took off.
Check out the line up for the KTBA Cruise 5 setting sail in 2019!