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.
You can see a well-recorded clip from a trio performance of "Georgia Hard" from last year's Pickathon festival in Oregon on the Bluegrass Situation website:
In the copy accompanying the footage I'm called "venerable" (which is probably worse than anything I've called Ryan Adams) and in the still shot, the three of us, Don Stiernberg and Chris Scruggs and I, look like some of the most unsavory life forms imaginable. I look like a transgendered copy of my mom. Don looks like he's orgasming. Chris is looking grimly into space. You shoulda been there!
If you like a crowded stage emitting many decibels, this is for you. This Monday I'll ring in the summer with a bunch of summer-themed pop covers (Sheryl Crow, hello! Coconut Records, high five! Astrud Gilberto, 'sup? Marvin Gaye, duck!) accompanied by Scott Stevenson, Scott Ligon, Alex Hall, and Liam Davis. They'll all be singing, I'll be singing, and singing more than probably anyone will be the high priestess of modern-day Second City, the divine Tawny Newsome. Come drink and dance with all of us.
I Heart Roger Miller. Me and three other weirdoes play 18 great tunes from Roger's catalog, leaving 35 other great tunes from his catalog unplayed. Emotional forecast: jittery highs, soul-smothering lows.
To replace Wendy Lewis, who was suddenly afflicted with a busted car, a few friends -- Gerald Dowd, Steve Dawson, and John Abbey -- are coming down Monday to do some music with me. Not sure what it'll be but sure it'll be something!
I just posted a slew of dates, from Friday into late June, on the tour page. I'll be in St. Paul this weekend with Don Stiernberg, then on to Rockford, and there are tickets available for each of those. The first several of my summer shows with Redd Volkaert are also listed; and you can see some upcoming Hideout programming.
Speaking of which, Wendy Lewis up in Minnesota has had some car trouble, so, sadly, no Wendy this Monday. I'm nosing around for something else to do and will post what it is any moment now...
On Tuesday I snuck away from home and saw Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead, the new documentary focusing on the 1970s-era National Lampoon. I expected it not to be an altogether satisfying telling, and it wasn't. More on that later.