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Joe Fletcher and the Wrong Reasons (Viera Levitt)
Joe Fletcher and the Wrong Reasons (Viera Levitt)

This fall, Foxborough lost an English teacher when Joe Fletcher left his classroom of ten years to pursue a music career full-time.

He's the frontman and driving force of Joe Fletcher and the Wrong Reasons, a country-blues band hailing from Rhode Island.

Joe Fletcher in the Radio Boston studio. (Kathleen Osborn/WBUR)
Joe Fletcher in the Radio Boston studio. (Kathleen Osborn/WBUR)

The band's two full-length albums - Bury Your Problems (2007) and White Lighter (2010) - have received critical praise. Their music evokes the rough rowdy energy of Neil Young, and some of the lyrical cleverness of a young Bob Dylan.

Fletcher's raw, country feel and clever, story-based lyrics make for music that is both compelling and irresistably danceable.

Fletcher joined us solo with his guitar in the studio.

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This segment aired on December 28, 2011.

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