Tuesday, October 13, 2020

The Blues Come Alive With New Music From Kirk Fletcher and Mark Searcy

American Blues Music Award nominee and former member of The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Kirk Fletcher is releasing his fifth studio album titled "My Blues Pathway." It features a mix of originals and cover songs, beginning with "Ain't No Cure For The Downhearted," which finds Kirk delivering a passionate guitar solo right off the bat. He follows that up with the sweet horns and soulful blues of "No Place To Go," along with the deep emotions of "Love Is More Thank A Word." The album does include its share of covers, like the classic swinging blues/rock vibe of A.C. Reed's "I Rather Fight Than Switch" and the big thumping rhythm of Sonny Boy Williamson's "Fattening Frogs For Snakes." Kirk Fletcher wrap up his new album with the guitar boogie instrumental "D Is For Denny" and the swampy, acoustic blues of "Life Gave Me A Dirty Deal," which also features the great Charlie Musselwhite on harmonica. To find out more about Kirk Fletcher and his latest release "My Blues Pathway," please visit kirkfletcherband.com.

Another new release recently arrived from fellow blues artist, independent singer/songwriter/guitarist Mark Searcy. His new album "Power Of Love" features nine new original tracks, and a cover of Tom Waits' "House Where Nobody Lives," which kicks off the album. The song is Mark's bluesy reinterpretation of the song, as he perfectly matches the music to the lyrics. He picks the tempo up with the swinging rockabilly vibe of "Ding Dong Diddley Dadgum," before letting his guitar take over the spotlight on the emotional blues of "Free." Mark Searcy shows off his looser side with the stellar, folksy, light-hearted songwriting of "Blue Star." then blazes a trail with deep blues of the heartfelt ballad "Col du Tourmalet." He finishes up his new album with the acoustic, New Orleans-style jazz of "Dead Boy's Rag" and the six-minute guitar-driven passionate instrumental "Farewell Jake." To find out more about Mark Searcy and his latest release "Power Of Love," please visit marksearcy.com.

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