“Please do what you can to help our brother”: Joe Bonamassa launches fundraiser in support of Kirk Fletcher following onstage stroke

Kirk Fletcher and a collection of guitar gear being auctioned off for Kirk Fletcher fundraise
(Image credit: Rally Up)

Joe Bonamassa has helped launch a fundraiser in support of fellow blues guitar virtuoso Kirk Fletcher, who has been struggling with medical issues recently after suffering a stroke onstage.

The bluesman suffered the stroke during a performance at Tennessee’s Eastside Bowl back in July, and has been forced out of onstage action ever since.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.