Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Upcoming: Joe Fletcher & The Wrong Reasons at Rockwood Music Hall, 8/18

New York, Joe Fletcher & The Wrong Reasons will be taking the stage at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 1, this Saturday, August 18.  The fun starts at 8PM.  I caught them a couple of weeks ago at the Newport Folk Festival and they put on a helluva good set.  If you haven't had the opportunity to check them out yet, then I would highly suggest you do; your night will be all the better for it.  Don't be stingy with your love New York, head on down to the LES and show them massive amounts of it.

Check out the video for "Flat Tire" at the bottom of the post.  The track is from their sophomore album White Lighter.

Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons is an Americana band that began in Providence, RI in 2005. In the center of this revolving cast of musicians, songwriter Joe Fletcher remains at the helm of this country blues-based outfit while still playing many solo acoustic shows throughout the land every year.

Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons released their sophomore effort WHITE LIGHTER in December 2010. This time they entered the illustrious Machines With Magnets Recording Studio in Pawtucket, R.I. with a cast that included local luminaries Scott Boutier, Jack Hanlon, John McCauley, Alec Redfearn, Damien Puerini, Dave Lamb, MorganEve Swain, Lily Costner, and Tyler Hayden.

Following the recording of White Lighter, rhythm kings Dave Hemingway (drums) and Joe Principe (upright and electric bass) joined the organization, and guitar hero Damien Puerini stayed on in the lead role.

White Lighter has attracted a whole new level of attention to the band. Most notably, No Depression has championed the band, saying that “Joe Fletcher proves his versatility on White Lighter. His signature brand of dark and lyrically driven honky tonk is interspersed with a softer side that would make Hagg or Jones proud.”

"Flat Tire" from brett davey on Vimeo.
"Flat Tire" as performed by Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons. Video by Brett Davey.