River Keeps Flowing
Featuring 12 new songs, book ended by short instrumental Intro and Outro tracks, River Keeps Flowing is the new album from Gary Fletcher. A number of tour dates are lined up to coincide in early 2020.River Keeps Flowing is his sixth offering (one of which was released as by the Relatives) and benefits from contributions by a number of very fine players including, from his road band, Alan Glen (the Yardbirds, Nine Below Zero) on harmonica, Tom Leary (Lindisfarne, Feast of Fiddles) on violin, Sam Kelly (Tom Robinson, Circulus) drums, Jack Fletcher (Aphid) on bass and Nick Ritchie (Mud, Canto) lead guitar plus guest appearances from Paul Jones on harmonica, Charlie Hart (Slim Chance) on accordion, Amanda Guy on alto sax and Lol Plummer on piano.The material straddles roots, Americana, folk as well as blues, and reflects Gary's song writing influences outside of the territory occupied by the Blues Band. As has been the case with previous releases the lyrics are an important contributor to the listening experience.
About the Artist Co-founder and continuing member of the Blues Band with Paul Jones, Tom McGuinness, Dave Kelly, Gary Fletcher has contributed many original songs to the band's output, notably Greenstuff and So Lonely but has emerged in the 21st century as an artist in his own right.Gary has appeared and/or recorded with such notables as Peter Green, Maggie Bell, Van Morrison, John Mayall, Long John Baldry, Guy Barker, Bernie Marsden, Micky Moody, Kim Simmonds, Henry McCullough, Zoot Money, Nat Adderley, Guy Barker, the Memphis Horns and Christine Collister.He plays and sings a compelling mix of original songs and classic covers, incorporating elements of the blues, Americana and folk, using guitar, slide, banjo, mandolin and ukulele.He's released several albums featuring both electric and acoustic line-ups, as well as the acclaimed In Solitary solo offering, which along with the electric Giant From The Blue album, secured 4-star reviews from Maverick and R2 magazines. Bob Harris has featured Gary live in the studio on his BBC R2 show several times and in session for his YouTube channel Under the Apple Tree.