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One of the best blues guitarists on the planet, Kirk Fletcher is a bright light in the current international blues scene. He built his reputation a member of the Fabulous Thunderbirds and the Mannish Boys, and he has frequently appeared on stages with Joe Bonamassa, Eros Ramazzotti, Josh Smith, and other heavyweights. Greg and Kirk talk about Kirk's history, gear, and how to find your own sound!
4:14 - Kirk’s musical history - from growing up in California under the umbrella of his father, the Pentecostal preacher, and his older brother, a guitar player 17 years his senior - and why he gravitated toward playing the blues
12:21 - The pentatonic scales - the true building blocks for developing your playing, and where guitar playing legends have made a name for themselves
14:43 - The early and formative years of gigging
19:42 - Kirk’s go-to (and favorite) guitars, amps, and pedals
26:52 - Future plans for Kirk in the time of COVID
29:42 - What has Kirk been listening to lately?
33:22 - The fun of finding new music and inspiration as kid in an era without the internet
38:22 - Why Kirk decided to move to Europe
44:09 - The importance of finding inspiration in reviving your personal repertoire, and the continued pursuit of learning
54:04 - A final word on Stratocasters, and the players who made them legend
Total Length: 69:27
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