Monday, November 4, 2013

Joe Fletcher and the Wrong Reasons - Flat Tire

Some artists get a mythic quality from their voice alone. Joe Fletcher sounds as if he's spent his entire life playing roadhouses, getting in fights with truckers, and sleeping in seedy motels. In the world of Americana, that's exactly what you want to sound like. Hailing from the same town that spawned Deer Tick (Providence, RI), Joe Fletcher pulls from some of the same dark places that fill Deer Tick frontman John McCauley's lyrics. I'd mention tour dates but I feel like this is a band you need to stumble upon on your own, when you're far away from home, in the bad part of town.