Few players are doing more to write the future of blues guitar than Kirk Fletcher – banish clichés with his tasty soloing style

Kirk Fletcher
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In this lesson, we’re looking at the playing of leading modern blues guitarist Kirk Fletcher. Kirk spent a lot of time in his younger years with the great Robben Ford. Unsurprising, then, that his style, particularly his rhythm playing, is informed by Robben’s deep sense of harmony.

Fletcher was also the guitarist in the well-established blues band The Fabulous Thunderbirds, the seat once held not only by the great Jimmy Vaughan, but also Duke Robilliard and Doyle Bramhall II, too.

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