Robbie Fulks On Mountain Stage
Loading the player ...Robbie Fulks
appears on Mountain Stage
, recorded live at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.V. As one of the pioneers of the alt-country movement, Fulks broke through with songs that are witty, sophisticated and poignant, often at the same time.
A longtime resident of Chicago, Fulks spent his early days touring as a guitarist with bluegrass bands like Special Consensus. Often defying classification, Fulks' catalog contains traditional country weepers, college rock reminiscent of The Replacements
and an entire album of Michael Jackson
covers. Fulks also famously covered ABBA
's "Dancing Queen" during an episode of Fresh Air
He describes his latest project, Gone Away Backwards
, as a "meditative, bluegrass-inflected song cycle." He's backed here by his own band, which includes Shad Cobb on fiddle, Ron Spears on upright bass and guitarist Robbie Gjersoe, who recently appeared
on Mountain Stage
backing The Flatlanders
- "When You Get To The Bottom"
- "Sometimes The Grass Is Really Greener"
- "That's Where I'm From"
- "Bill Cheatham"
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