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Kirk Fletcher – ‘My Blues Pathway’

Kirk Fletcher – ‘My Blues Pathway’

Hailed as one of the best blues guitarists in the world, Kirk Fletcher releases a new album “My Blues Pathway”.  Featuring several original tracks as well as two that he co-writes with Robert Cray’s bass player Richard Cousins. He’s certainly well on his way of having a hit record with this release.  Not only are the music arrangements by Kirk Fletcher, but the album also features originals and re-imagined tributes of quintessential Blues Classics by Sonny Boy Williamson, Chris Cain, Ac Reed and Juke Boy Bonner. Released on Cleopatra Records, the album came out on September 25th.

In addition to being known playing with Joe Bonamassa and The Fabulous Thunderbirds. Kirk also channels the many varied emotions of the human experience into songs that are both moving and challenging. “Ain’t No Cure For The Downhearted” is a sad portrait of a person seeking fulfillment, or “cure” for their depression. Fletcher explains, “This song is about people who shift the blame of everything in their life that they regret.

With people who judge their life by other people’s success or their so-called happiness.” The video echoes and expands on these sentiments, showing vignettes of people contemplating their life choices culminating in the scene of an old man walking alone, broken down, his unfulfilled life nearly at an end. It’s a powerful expression of the kind of downheartedness that only the blues can communicate.

Kirk Fletcher & Charlie Musselwhite

“Ain’t No Cure For The Downhearted” is just one of the many highlights from Fletcher’s newest studio album. “My Blues Pathway”, also features a special guest performance by legendary harmonica player Charlie Musselwhite on the knock-out closer “Life Gave Me A Dirty Deal.” The album will be available on digipak CD as well as limited edition PURPLE vinyl courtesy of Cleopatra Blues, a division of Cleopatra Records, Inc.

If you like what you hear on this video, then you’ll easily embrace the rest of this passionate and compelling new album! Kirk Fletcher puts everything he’s got and more. 

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Credits: Cleopatra Records

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