The Captain Meets Kirk Fletcher To Chat About His New Album "Hold On"


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R.J. Ronquillo
Kirk is my hero, musically and geographically. (I want to live in Switzerland too)
Ricky Laureano
Love Kirk, his style and his voice but Captain, really? the constant comparing feels a little bit disrespectful.
justrightinmaine
Too much talking about Clapton. Kinda felt bad for the guy.
Randy Geist
First interview that Lee didn’t handle very well... Always coming back with Clapton questions. It’s Kirk and about him
Adrien Dubois
I think that we need to stop trying comparing every single licks to someone else's style. This is Kirk Fletcher, not Stevie Clapton...We need to enjoy and it's really easy so stop making it harder...nice job and very nice album congrats!
Alper Ademi
clapton this clapton that.... Lee, you're a great guy, but this was not one of your greatest moments...
grassroots2112
Kirk "The Permanent Smile" Fletcher. Or Kirk "Golden Smile" Fletcher. Seriously one of the kindest guys I have ever seen.
Pavel Tyan
Claptony. You are playing a Fender guitar with maple neck, Kirk, don't you find it a bit Claptony? Or you're using 6 strings and single coil pickups: isn't it Claptony?
Mendes
Clapton Clapton Clapton Clapton Clapton
youkissedmymom
The Captain Thinks He Meets Eric Clapton
Whiskers B
I think Lee means all the clapton and Stevie stuff as compliments, but it's a bit awkward.
Ross Gill
Stop talking over him Lee! Lol
Ronnie MacRae
The flame neck on that tele. Gorgeous. All credit to Eric Clapton.
Ehmmm Jay
That shirt says "party", but that Tele is ALL BUSINESS!!
Bill Wittman
When BB passed it left a HUGE hole in the world of guitar but, FINE MUSICIANS like Kirk will fill the void and keep bring AMAZING music to the world... Thank you Kirk. Cheers!
Darren C
Maybe the if the captain meets eric clapton he'll constantly compare him to freddy king. Or a poor mans bb king
shfnderrock
Wow this was great, what a humble guy and great player. New fan right here
pgod1960
The album is fantastic, a real treat and some glorious playing. Sadly, Lee did this splendid musician a disservice here.
David Blanchard
great album and kirk is such a great musician. Lee usually you do great interviews, but this time you really went over board with the clapton/srv comments. Its Kirk Fletcher, lets focus on him and his album.
Ross Gill
Poor Kirk Clapton, I’m mean Fletcher! 🤭😀😆😜
Graham Haynes
Why does Lee keep comparing Kirk's playing style to the blues greats who went before? We all know that third/fourth generation blues players are re-cycling to keep it alive. Kirk is a great player and comes across as a really nice gent, who is humble enough to laugh off Lee's naive comments. I found the interview quite arrogant and patronising but hey ho, I suppose that's what happens when folks get caught up in the hyped up world of social media.
Darren C
A didn't know Kirk Fletcher was a Clapton tribute act.
Mike Sykes Music
What a cool dude.
Sunny Suman
For a moment i was shocked that it's Kirk Hammett.
Slade Renegade
Yea a little less about clapton and maybe ask Kirk how he does HIS unique sound. All blues licks are going to sound like clapton, stevie, moore, etc..
deanosilkmusic
My god his voice is so soothing! He sounds like Chef from south Park lol! Awesome video as per, and what a guitar player!
Jeppe Garfunkel
Kirks seems to be one of the most down to earth guys in the business. It’s always a pleasure to hear him chat and play :-) + Love the new album!
jinx0192
Music sucks if you can't feel it. I felt every note that man played. Wonderful stuff. Thanks for the interview, I found a new artist to get into.
kingstumble
Lots of American bluesmen have relocated to various parts of Europe over the years because they are appreciated more than in their homeland. Champion Jack Dupree came to live in Halifax!
Ross Horne
Why have I never heard of this guy, so bloody good
Uncomfortable penguin
I don’t like Blues but I like Kirk Fletcher for sure.
JME WILLIAMS
Leave it to the Captain to tell him how derived his parts
Daz730
Incredible tone very slick, definitely a fan 👍
ZappaBlues
Well done interview. And,... High, from Canada, eh.
Christopher
Eric Clapton aka Slow Hand. There’s a reason for that nick name. Eric is a true Master. Enjoy listening to Kirk very sweet and tasteful. I hear a little Robert Cray in Kirks Music.
jorge fernandes
The time have changed years ago an afro american would probably name B.B King and those early guys as the main influence.
MrTentpegs
Man, the solo on "track three"... I'm an instant fan. Beautiful tone! You've captured my ear, Sir!
Randy Geist
Kirk is so cool. Very relaxed, always seems to enjoy life. Humble & polite. And his playing... what a beast!
Velociphile
Love Kirk.. but he's not Clapton, he's the young pretender to Robert Cray's throne. Compare Crays's "Smoking Gun" with Fletcher's 'Time's Ticking". He also needs to ditch the Jan Ray and get Paul Cochrane to make him a signature pedal
Shef Guitar
Lee is just embarrassing really.
Gary Moseley
Lee keeps referencing Clapton. Does he not realise that Clapton is just a composite of his influences, as are we all. The intro to the track "Two steps forward" I hear Albert Collins in the bends, not Clapton at all. Lee Just has CLAPTON blinkers on. Eric's fantastic but I think Lee should probably listen to more of the original electric blues guitar players.
Christopher Burnett
Man.... great guy, great guitarist. Like others have mentioned, it got a bit uncomfortable with all the comparisons. He just sounded really good to me. I'd love to catch him live.
dzjc01
With respect to Lee, he obviously didn't prepare for the interview this time. He didn't know the name of the album of the guest?! Obviously, Kirk wanted to plug his new album by name and have the host at least acknowledge it. BTW, "Track 1" sounds really great.
Gabriel Graham
14:49 singing sounds like Chef from South Park 👨🏾‍🍳👨🏾‍🍳👨🏾‍🍳
David Rhodes
Clapton wore a similar style shirt some time back whilst on vacation in Hawaii , come on Kirk get your own look..
hoffelhass
Nice man, cool guitarist, Lee a bit merrr ..
Simon Smith
What a guitarist and such a humble guy!
antoine jackson
Love love love love love this
TheBhannah
i hear some Robert Cray sounds in there also
eric w
Talented and funny dude man!!
Road Dog
Wanted to hear about his music journey. Needs an invite back and a hour.
Nic White
I loved "Switzerland" !!!
David Evans
Kirk is such a beautiful soul
Chris Mcreynolds
Wow..he sounds like a slightly "busier" David Gilmour
Paul Moore
Captain, why won’t you do captain meets chappers/danish pete/rabea??
Whoopty Doo
The Captain Meets JD Simo would be awesome!
JUST NATSUKI
those were some tasty licks
Bill Taylor
So, Clapton couldn't tear it up. Huh
kdrake777
What a delightful guy!
rexsolomon
I sincerely doubt if any of the commenters here can interview a guitarist for the first time for 20 solid minutes better than Lee Anderton. Lots of laughter, lots of spot on comments. Gentle prodding, producing sincere, unforced answers. Great interview Captain! =)
Siem Hendriks
Kirk has a new fan right here!
ron van hee
focusource1
Would have enjoyed hearing Kirk play through 'The Dane'. That seems like the perfect pedal for him.
Big Bluesguy
Kirk is just the best. He can play anything !!
Lord Drip
OHHH POPYCOCK!!!
Jim Morrison's beard and Robert Smith's hair
#Switzerland Great video man, that's great that you can get cool guest like Kirk, so Thanks !🎸
Kraven -
Ive had this itch for a special bluesy sound for a long time. I came close to it with Bonamassas newer stuff, but it wasnt quite there. Not exactly what i was looking for to fill the bluesy void. This is. Sir. Kirk delivers exactly what ive been wanting for so long. The fact that mr.Kirk seem to be genuinely kind and fun makes it that much greater aswell. Thank you for this.
Alex Hamel
Sounds great, that end solo doesn't just remind of 'Layla' though, reminds me of 'White Room' (Cream).
Matthew Nishimuta
I think it would be cool to see a video about different the trem systems on guitars, and when and how to use them. I am relatively new to guitar and I just got my first real instrument, a Fender Stratocaster, and am absolutely clueless how to make use of this detunifier.
Tokun-B One 1
Err....that first track sounds nothing like Eric Clapton. If anything, it sounds ‘Hendrixian’. Oh, and please stop trying to force the narrative that Clapton is such a major influence on Kirk. Remember that historically, all the ‘other’ players have sought to emulate the original black blues players, with varying (but never quite spot on) degrees of achievement.
Luis Chavez
MAYBE A INTERVIEW Alex Hutchings , He's a great, amazing guitar player , all want to see him
Martin
I'm happy this video introduced me to Kirk Fletcher, truly inspiring musician. Cap totally busted the Clapton-o-meter in the beginning, I'm glad he dialled it down by the end.
Alex Otterwell
Generally don't like to leave negative comments but really didn't think this was a fair interview / promotion for Kirk. The playback review style of tracks works much better in a radio /podcast format but wasn't right for a youtube channel, fast forwarding and then comparing every track to Clapton / SRV whilst a great compliment , isn't right for someone trying to promote a original record of their own. More research needed beforehand on the record and the artist.
Zeb Schreiber
We all steal licks from our influences that's why they are our influences. each players own style is a compilation of bits and pieces of things we've heard and stuck in our own tool box's then we add some of our own personality to those bits and pieces and rearrange them to suit the situation at hand. I heard the same thing Captain said and I agree totally "but" like some of the other commenters stated he kept going back to who Kirk sounded like, I belive he meant it to compliment Kirk. He does sound really great
Guitars and Iron
Ohhhh my mp3 sound quality. ..buy the cd guys and get the way it's supposed to sound...crap sound mp3 produce..I just for demo purposes I guess.....great album tho....sublime player....
David D
Downloaded! The answer is just smooth! Chills...
Blind Back Dupree
Come on Captain. Telling Kirk that he sounds like Clapton, Stevie, BB Etc is just wrong! Give the guy the credit he deserves in that he's a great guitarist singer songwriter in his own right 😎🎸🔊
Nikoo033
It’s always awkward to listen to your own music, especially with someone sitting next to you. That’s why I try to avoid playing my awesome songs to myself or to others in big arenas, which would make me rich and famous, and keep them...in my head. 😅
David Kennaway
Just love Kirk. I have all his albums. The way he blends blues and jazz with feeling is beautiful. I would compare him more to Robben Ford than Clapton.
Longjaw #2
Really like Kirk and the album sounds great but not impressed with Lee's interview technique in this - it's a little disparaging to constantly compare Kirk's playing to Clapton or SRV all the time. Quite surprised as Lee's usually a good interviewer.
Roger Stucki
did not know that kirk lives in switzerland. cool! greetings from switzerland ;) good interview by the way ...thx!
Paul McCartney
eRiC cLaPtOn
Phil Sackett
One of my favorite guitar players and more importantly, human beings. Best of luck with the album. You truly deserve an audience and success Kirk.
erajad
By the way, Capn Lee, how is it possible that there hasn't been a "The Captain Meets..." with Guildford's own Andrew Latimer? Hope "your people" are working on it. :)
Nicky B
Kirk is an amazing musician and fantastic player. He is a great influence on my own development, especially my rythmn chops. Top man!
Max Scardanelli
Seems like a lovely guy and sounds like a great guitarist. Off to Spotify I go to check out 'Hold On'... It'll most likely be the best release I've heard this month.
e. tienne
Tone... clap clap clap... tone! Kirk Fletcher you re definitely great and even Roland should rename a certain tone capsule !
Shai Vashdy
Such a humble and great guitar player! Are we going to see Captain Meets Rick Graham someday? :)
Afiq Afandi
Stop talking about Clapton. It's kinda rude to this wonderful gentleman.
Nathan Sturgess
Clapton never tore it up? 😂 Listen to Have You Ever Loved a Woman from Hyde Park - he definitely can tear it up when he wants.
Craig Miller
Top guy! Great player! Not the Captain's best job but doesn't deserve the hammering he's taken!!
Henk Westerik
To be honest never heard of Kirk, but that is amazing guitar blues, awesome!
Jerry Long
Such feel! Amazing git fidlar!
Shawn Adkins
Just got the album because of this video. You guys should do more stuff like this. Love the guys playing.
Guitar Hobby
Humm...like "call response". I think that's the term.
terrytickler
Cool
Groovy Kid
Wow! Kirk Fletcher is the Man! 👍🏻😎👊🏻
Lee Smith
What a nice guy!
borzak101 Me
Thought I clicked onto the Clapton channel. Let it go.
David Browning
Is this a Kirk Fletcher interview or the Captain talking about Clapton?