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My Turn
Kirk Fletcher
My Turn
Genres: Blues, Pop
 
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When founder and CEO Randy Chortkoff initially formed Delta Groove Music, his vision for the label's first two premiere albums shared a common bond; an exceptionally gifted, young African-American guitarist named Kirk Flet...  more »

     
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All Artists: Kirk Fletcher
Title: My Turn
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Eclecto Groove Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/2010
Re-Release Date: 3/16/2010
Genres: Blues, Pop
Style: Contemporary Blues
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 850021001476

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When founder and CEO Randy Chortkoff initially formed Delta Groove Music, his vision for the label's first two premiere albums shared a common bond; an exceptionally gifted, young African-American guitarist named Kirk Fletcher. Born December 23, 1975 in Bellflower, California, and son of a Baptist minister, Fletcher began playing guitar at the age of eight after watching his brother Walter perform at their father's church. A life changing experience then occurred at the age of twelve, whereby an impressionable young Kirk witnessed multiple awe-inspiring performances at the Long Beach Blues Festival in 1988. Observing Albert Collins, Bobby 'Blue' Bland and the Staple Singers on stage that weekend forever cemented Fletcher's desire to pursue music and ultimately head down his chosen path of the blues.It was Al Blake, frontman of the Hollywood Fats Band, who began mentoring the burgeoning guitarist in the mid-90's. Through him Kirk met legendary guitarist Junior Watson, and later Kim Wilson, which led to a call to join Wilson's Blues Revue just in time to record the 2001 Grammy nominated album Smokin' Joint. Wilson later repaid the favor appearing alongside vocalists Janiva Magness and Finis Tasby on Fletcher's Delta Groove debut Shades Of Blue, which was officially released here in the U.S. in November 2004. From there Fletcher's career blossomed; he spent three years on the road with Charlie Musselwhite, followed by another stint with Wilson in The Fabulous Thunderbirds, during which time he still found opportunities to record on albums by Lynwood Slim, The Mannish Boys and The Hollywood Blue Flames. In 2007 Fletcher followed his heart and stepped down from his role in the T-Birds, realigning his sights on performing his own music and reigniting his solo career.Now Kirk Fletcher's long awaited return is finally here! Produced by legendary Los Angeles guitarist and close friend Michael Landau, My Turn finds Fletcher stretching out instrumentally and exploring new sonic territories on the guitar. In addition Kirk also makes his surprising vocal debut on two songs which include the Jimmy Reed classic Found Love, and an ultra funky version of Sly Stone's Let Me Have It All. This is a project that is very near to Kirk, and one that he just absolutely felt compelled to make. So with the intuitively selected album title of My Turn, it would only be appropriate to let Kirk have the last word: ''I am so proud of this record. Though it took a while it was so much fun to get together with my best friends and just play! So here you go and God bless you all.''

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Nice album
Mr. Michael S. Riley | St. Louis area | 07/05/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is the album Kirk has been wanting to make for quite some time. This album is a nice listen. I'm not sure what the other reviewer is talking about, but have you listened to track #8 "Blues For Antone"? If that's not blues, I don't know what is. That is a GREAT tune! Not all of the songs are as bluesy as that one, but this album is well put together. If you bothered reading the liner notes, you'd know why these types of songs are on the album. Kirk is a very good guitarist and this album is very good. He deserves to make an album of his choosing, not something for someone else. Definitely worth getting.
Over and out,
Scott "Dabluzman" Riley"