Kirk Fletcher & Dylan Salfer
June 16 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Kirk Fletcher plugs in his guitar and lets out the weight of the world. With every string bend and sustained vocal, the Los Angeles-born and Nashville-based singer, guitarist, and producer summons the spirit of classic Blues spun with his own fresh fire.
It’s why he’s been tapped to complement everyone from Joe Bonamassa to The Fabulous Thunderbirds on stage or in the studio. It’s why he’s received several nominations for the Blues Music Award. It’s why he’s covered Living Blues Magazine and incited the applause of Guitar World, Guitar Player, Guitar and more. It’s why he’s amassed a beloved solo discography streamed millions of times.
It’s also why his seventh full-length album, Heartache By The Pound, scorches as much as it does. Produced by Fletcher at the legendary FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, it proudly affirms him as a preeminent 21st Century Bluesman.
“Every time I pick up a guitar, I get down to business and play with a whole lot of soul,” he notes. “I’ve been doing it my whole life, so it’s an extension of who I am. It’s like a personal PA system to make things louder and put that soul out there. Every note is a continuation of my childhood, growing up in church, and all of the things I love. That’s what’s most important to me about guitar playing. At the end of the day, I’m just a Blues man.”
Dylan Salfer is a musician based out of Minneapolis Minnesota. Blues, funk, R&B, folk, as long as it’s got soul it’s in there!
Dylan started playing guitar at 9 years old and by age 13 he was playing professionally. Gigging lots locally in the twin cities, as well as traveling all over the United States playing festivals. In his early/late teens he was noticed and brought under the wing of many of the last living legends in blues music. At age 14 he was playing with Legendary Chicago blues man James Cotton. Dylan has also played with Buddy Guy on several occasions, shared stages and bills with Mavis Staples, Kingfish Ingram, Marcus King, The Spin Doctors, and many more.
Coming into his last year of high school, Dylan also started touring all over the world with Bernard Allison, and playing with Bobby Whitlock (of Derek & the Dominoes, Delaney & Bonnie and friends, George Harrison). He’s also played on many records, including every track on Bernard Allison’s latest record “Songs From the Road” featuring the legendary Grammy winning artist Bobby Rush. This record was #1 Billboard Blues and Rock charters for over two weeks in a row!
Now in his early 20s Dylan is writing original music and making a name for himself as a solo artist. People often describe his sound as “seasoned and soulful” which he says is due to all of the traveling and wonderful opportunities to play with such amazing musicians growing up.