JOE FLETCHER & THE WRONG REASONS
saturday december 5th, 2015
with special guest august john lutz ii (of levee drivers)
joe fletcher & the wrong reasons
Joe Fletcher is a midwestern born, New England raised singer-songwriter living in East Nashville, TN. He released his third independent record, You've Got the Wrong Man, in October of 2014. This intimate solo album is a departure from his previous efforts with his band The Wrong Reasons (White Lighter and Bury Your Problems).
Made up of his gritty original songs as well as covers by his peers Brown Bird and Toy Soldiers, it was recorded live over a few months on a mobile recording unit in Rhode Island, Georgia, and Tennessee in the spirit of some of Joe's favorite records by Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly, Jimmie Rodgers, Bruce Springsteen, among others.
Now a three year veteran of the Newport Folk Festival, Joe has toured with The Devil Makes Three, Band of Heathens, Deer Tick and has opened for the likes Jason Isbell, Lucero, Robert Ellis, John Doe, The Low Anthem, and many more. Joe spends most of his time touring in what has truly been a grass roots operation thus far.
august john lutz ii
August John Lutz II (of Levee Drivers) is a singer/songwriter born and raised in Bucks County, PA. His old school rock n' roll and country music upbringing has inspired him to play music since he was a young delinquent. Known for his bourbon-soaked vocals and deceptively devastating lyrics, August's music is often described as a mixture between Nick Cave and Howlin' Wolf with songs that evoke the broken-hearted storytelling of Townes Van Zandt and Charlie Poole. August's first solo EP titled O' My Foolish Heart (coming out on 9/4/15) combines the best elements of his other two projects, showcasing the unpolished grit of Levee Drivers and the sweet harmony of Cheap Dates.