Whispering Beard Folk Festival, Friendship, IN
Saturday August 24, 2013
Fast-rising Americana songwriter Joe Fletcher will make his Americana Festival debut in Nashville, TN on September 20, following his performance at the Whispering Beard Folk Festival on 8/24 in Friendship, IN. His new album ‘You’ve Got The Wrong Man’ will be released this fall.
Fletcher, whose sound swirls blues, outlaw country, and gritty Americana influences, made his Newport debut last year. He has also opened for Jason Isbell, Deer Tick, The Low Anthem, John Doe, and Lucero and recorded with John McCauley (Deer Tick).
Earlier this year, he was featured in GQ and Refinery 29’s 2013 SXSW fashion spreads. 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.”