Fletcher Barton started playing guitar at the age of 8, and unlike most young aspiring guitarists, he began writing his own music and playing out live within just a few short months.   Over the past 3 years he has studied under international guitar legend Neil Zaza as well as with Nick Ammons from the School of Rock and has played all over his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Agora, The Grog Shop, Winchester Music Hall, The Beachland Ballroom, Cowboy, and more. 

He has opened for Eddie Money at the House of Blues, jammed on stage with Rock Hall of Famer Tom Constanten (former Grateful Dead keyboardist), played the blues with Pat Hicks (founder of Musicians Institute & author of Trading Fours), and has twice been invited by the International Youth Arts Forum to play at the historic Studio at Webster Hall in NYC. 

By the time he hit double digits, Fletcher had earned endorsements from D’Addario, Planet Waves, & Jasperbridge, was named in the “Young Guitar Wonder’s” Directory, was featured by the Cleveland Blue’s Society, was asked to do session work on several different artist’s albums. & studio recorded an album of his originals with Midnight Gumbo called “Breakfast @ Midnight” (soon to be available through his website).

Fletcher jumps in regularly with Ted Riser and other local bands, performs shows with the School of Rock, and plays lead guitar in both “Death By Gluegun” (Cleveland-based band of 10-12 yr. olds), and “Midnight Gumbo” (seasoned Arizona-based band).  He also plays guitar in his school’s Jazz Band, xylophones in The Flying Mallet’s, and has taught himself to play sax, keys, mandolin, ukulele, bass, drums, Jasperbridge, and even Theremin. 

However, what truly sets Fletcher apart, besides composing & playing beyond his years, is his humble nature and his passion for playing live, whether with his own band, or jumping in with other experienced musicians.  He has an innate ability to make music that seems to come from an old soul within him, & he amazes audiences with his ability to effortlessly jump in and play whatever is thrown his way – from blues to heavy metal and everything in between.

For more information or for bookings please visit www.fletcherbarton.com or contact Joy Barton (440) 773-1947 - email: guitar@fletcherbarton.com