at college campuses throughout the U.S. for the last six years as
Gilligan Loves MaryAnn, Walter and Aimee Fletcher were voted Best
Band nationally by APCA (Association for the Promotion of Campus
Activities). Their most recent endeavor has turned them towards
the studio, under the new name STERLING FLETCHER.
Their music has
been described as a "Roots Rock Americana".
But whatever one calls it, undeniably the most endearing quality
of their sound is Aimee Fletcher's innocent
voice. A true Jewel of the South, she sings with a transparent honesty
that draws listeners into their songs.
heard one of their demos, Anthony Crawford
felt compelled to produce Sterling Fletcher. Anthony's previous
credits include guitarist for Neil Young, Steve Winwood, and Dwight
Yoakam, and he has penned songs cut by Lorrie Morgan, Sawyer Brown,
and Kenny Rogers. Under his focused direction, the sound of Sterling
Fletcher is recognizably defined.
This sound, obviously
influenced by the more recent musical genres of Retro Country, Surf and Rolling
Stones-like Rock and Roll has also been affected by Walter's musical
heritage of singing preachers, pickers, and fiddlers of old. His
"Uncle Am" Stuart, who championed numerous Fiddler's Conventions
and learned most of his tunes during the Civil War era, hooked up
with the group that would eventually lend it's name to a music genre
itself, the Hill Billies Band. With the musical torch passed to
them, Walt and Aimee are keeping the fire alive with STERLING FLETCHER.
"We really love performing these songs we've
written," quotes Aimee, "and hope they are a blessing to
all who hear them."