Robbie Fulks
Friday, April 9, 2010, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)alt-country songwriter and guitarist $18.50 advance / $19.50 at doorPurchase tickets online
April 09 8:00 pm

Singer-songwriter Robbie Fulks has spent the past two decades moving between alternative country, classic honky-tonky, and offbeat roots rock, but he has always maintained his sharp lyrical pen and his eye for dark humor. As encompassed by his recent, ambitious 50-Vc. Doberman project, a collection of 50 songs written over the course of one year, Robbie's repertoire is informed by whip-smart wordplay and an improvisatory, boundary-pushing musical sensibility.

After getting his start in 1987 as vocalist and guitarist for the Grammy-nominated bluegrass band Special Consensus, Robbie went on to form his own rock band, the Trailer Trash Revue, before going solo. (He has also taught guitar for years at the famed Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago.) Known for his live shows full of fabulous guitar work, hilarious banter, and unexpected musical juxtapositions, any evening with Robbie is quite a memorable experience.

In the inimitable words of the New York Times, "Fulks is a gifted guitarist, a soulful singer with an expressive honky-tonk tenor, and a natural performer. 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... It's sort of country meets David Lynch."

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