First time here? Let me introduce myself.
Hi, I'm Robbie Fulks and this is my website. I play and write music, mostly country of one stripe or another. I think you knew that if you came here, but if you're unfamiliar, click below to hear and see examples of my style. Otherwise click around as you please and let the magic that is me enfeeble your defenses.
Check out some songs
|(I Love) Nickels and Dimes|
|Mad At A Girl|
|Countrier Than Thou|
Here's a cool performance of "Cigarette State" from Youtube.
I forgot to post last Monday's show details. I played with a segment of the punk rock group the Mekons, in support of our new release, Jura. It was the best attended Monday Hideout I've done (possibly excepting the Michael Shannon show, I think the numbers were about identical) so I guess not posting anything here is the key to success.
Still, against my best interests, I want to announce that next Monday, the 30th, I'll be doing a night of Hank Williams music with Robbie Gjersoe (steel and elec guitar), Beau Sample (string bass), and Peter Seman (fiddle). We did it a couple years back and it was splendid fun. As I've mentioned before, I'm repeating some of my fave combos and themes from the past as I bring the residency to a close in 2016.
Have a bloodthirsty Thanksgiving!
My old friend Michael Miles returns to duet with me. Our last outing at the Hideout featured Bach and Robert Johnson on the banjo (normal + fretless), Stevie Wonder music fingerpicked on guitar, and riffs on Jimmie Driftwood and Danny Barnes. I'm guessing this one will be like that one: contemplative, groovy, informative, wide-ranging, and heavily banjoistic.
Hey, that was a killer Kinky Friedman show last night!
This Monday Shad Cobb and I will play duets at the Hideout. I'm extra excited because Shad and I don't play as a twosome all that much, nor does he make it to Chicago frequently. If you live outside Illinois and have come to see me play in the last 4 years, chances are you've seen him too and know that he's one of the most amazing country fiddlers alive. Also a good banjoist, mandolinist, guitarist, singer, writer -- in short, fuck him! This show will be pretty off-script; I imagine we'll do some stuff from my records, some fiddle tunes, some old songs we love, a few he wrote...but who knows what we'll do till we do it.
I'm ending my Monday night residency, but not soon. I'll be reprising my favorite themes and revisiting my favorite guests, or at least those who live around here, as a sort of sentimental last hurrah, and it'll take about a year. Up first, this Monday November 2, is a night of Gram Parsons and Emmylou songs, played by me (duh), Nora O'Connor, Gerald Dowd, John Abbey, Chris Neville, and Brian Wilkie. The last time we did this, we simply played the Grievous Angel record front to back. But this show will range across records (and be a lot more than 35 minutes long).
Would anyone at the school -- faculty or students -- care to walk me and and my son around campus for an hour one day over the next couple months, in return for lunch and laffs? Contact me here.