Fletcher Magellan can often be found playing his guitar, pounding away at his battered old Samsonite suitcase, and singing about the way things were and the way they ought to be. Fletcher deals not only in nostalgia and sentimentality, but also of the melancholy brought upon by opportunities lost, mistakes made, and risks not taken in our halcyon days of youth.
While Minneapolis has been Fletcher Magellan’s home for years, he has spent time, written songs, and performed in strange, non-contiguous places such as Alaska and Hawai’i.
Listening to Miss Myra and the Moonshiners is like taking a swig of Tennessee’s finest moonshine; it’s smooth, with a kick. The Moonshiners deliver the sultriest mix of vintage jazz and barrelhouse blues; nothing but the highest proof tunes can satisfy Miss Myra's soul. She belts melodies hearkening back to the roots of America's original art form, invoking the powerful vocals of Bessie Smith with the silkiness of Lil Green, while the talented instrumentalists in her band shine through with the perfect accompaniment. Zane Fitzgerald Palmer charms the audience with his lead guitar stylings,Dolly Dagger clicks the clickety-clack in the back and Isaac “Ike” Heath gives out that original New Orleans sound on the Tuba.
Fletcher Magellan Birthday/Farewell Show
MISS MYRA & THE MOONSHINERS