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The Stamps and Jef Fretwell and the Detractors at Alex's - Friday Feb 1
Label: Valley View Records
Manager: Dee Fretwell
Bio: Jef Fretwell boasts a sound that draws from traditional folk and American roots music. The songs have a vintage quality, as if they might have been written yesterday or 70 years ago. Grounded in honeyed harmonies and spirited pickin’, it lies in a nowhere land between distinct styles: It’s not qu...See Full Bio
“Unlike smooth, Nashville country, The Detractors play edgier, Bakersfield country with a rock influence reminiscent of Merle Haggard. The group plays country "back when it was raw," says Fretwell. "My approach to guitar-playing is a 40-year-old amplifier with one volume knob and no tone controls," he says. "I don't have any tricks other than to play the instrument and coax the sound out of it that I like."”