Robbie Fulks

Robbie Fulks

Sep 21, 2013 |  0 comments
Date: Sep 21, 2013 Time: 8:00 pm Price: $15 in advance, $20 day of show Type: Singer/Songwriter/altcountry

Singer/songwriter Robbie Fulks is one of the more heralded talents in the alternative country movement, displaying an offbeat, sometimes dark sense of humor in many of his best moments. As time passed, Fulks moved away from the country twang of his early work and into a crunchier roots rock hybrid. Fulks divided his childhood between Pennsylvania, Virginia, and North Carolina, and received his schooling at Columbia University. He moved to Chicago in 1983 and first served as vocalist and guitarist in bluegrass band Special Consensus, appearing on their Grammy-nominated 1989 album A Hole in My Heart. He later performed in the musical revue Woody Guthrie’s American Song and formed his own rock band, the Trailer Trash Revue. Fulks got his first significant exposure via Bloodshot Records’ 1994 compilation Insurgent Country, Vol. 1: For a Life of Sin, which included his track “Cigarette State”; the 1995 follow-up, Insurgent Country, Vol. 2: Hell-Bent, featured his “She Took a Lot of Pills (And Died).”

“Mr. Fulks is more than a songwriter. He’s a gifted guitarist who has taught for years at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, he’s a soulful singer with an expressive honky-tonk tenor, and he’s a natural performer. It rings true when he says he’s only truly comfortable when he’s onstage or when he’s totally alone. But what really sets him apart is his songwriting, which is one part artful country, one part artful sendup of country and one part a little of everything else.” The New York Times

visit his website: http://robbiefulks.com/

 

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