Kirk Fletcher makes a triumphant return to the stage following his recent stroke – and his blues chops were in full working order as he jammed with Joe Bonamassa in Tulsa

Kirk Fletcher
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Blues guitar phenom and Guitar World columnist Kirk Fletcher returned to the stage last night (November 8) for the first time since July, when he suffered a stroke onstage at Eastside Bowl in Tennessee. 

Fletcher joined Joe Bonamassa and Josh Smith onstage at the Tulsa Theater, and showed the world what it had been missing over these past few months, with a short video posted to Bonamassa’s Instagram page proving that Fletcher’s recuperation was in full swing. 

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Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to publications including Guitar World, MusicRadar and Total Guitar. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.