Wednesday, January 25, 2023
– Compass Records Group has signed veteran country singer Robbie Fulks.
Fulks has enjoyed a three-decade careere that has seen the release of 15 solo albums and two GRAMMY nominations. He came to national attention as a defining artist of the alt-country scene in the 1990s, with releases on the Chicago-based indie Bloodshot Records, North Carolina's Yep Roc and Los Angeles's Geffen Records.
Compass Records co-founder Alison Brown said: "I've been a fan of Robbie since I had the chance to play on his 2005 release 'Georgia Hard.' He's one of the most slyly creative, irreverent and damn fun artists out there. No one can write songs like Robbie Fulks does. It's almost unfair that he can sing and play so well too. We couldn't be more excited to welcome Robbie to the Compass Records family."
Fulks, who typically is jocular, said, "I'm positively giddy to be with Compass Records. They've been such an unflagging champion of the ever-endangered species of bluegrass, Irish and Americana songwriter music. What's more, the company is run by two badass musicians. Will my semiannual statements be scrawled in Nashville number system on a cocktail napkin? Will Alison and Garry (West) be too busy filling their plates with free food at wedding buffets to promote me vigorously? Will my mean-spirited banjo jokes make me a pariah? I can't wait to see what happens in these next few years."
Expect a new disc from Fulks this spring.
Upcoming tour dates are:
Friday, April 14 Decatur, GA Eddie's Attic
Saturday, April 15 Charlotte, NC The Evening Muse
Sunday, April 16 Charlestown, WV Mountain Stage
Tuesday, April 18 Vienna, VA Jammin Java
Wednesday, April 19 Wayne, PA 118 North
Thursday, April 20 Metuchen, NJ Old Franklin Schoolhouse
Saturday, April 22 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
Friday, April 28 Walla Walla, WA Echolands Winery
Saturday, April 29 Portland, OR Polaris Hall
Sunday, April 30 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern
Thursday, May 4 Columbus, OH Natalie's
Friday, May 5 Indianapolis, IN Duke's
Wednesday, May 10 Minneapolis, MN The Cedar Cultural Center
Thursday, May 11 Madison, WI Kiki's
Friday, May 12 Milwaukee, WI Colectivo
Saturday, May 13 Evanston, IL SPACE
Thursday, May 18 Berkeley, CA Freight and Salvage
Friday, May 19 Sacramento, CA Goldfield Trading Post
Saturday, May 20 Los Angeles, CA Hotel Cafe