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Compass signs Fulks

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

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CD review - Upland Stories Twenty years ago, Robbie Fulks became a beloved alt.-country figure by writing modern honky tonk and country songs that rose above the work of many other contemporary traditionalists thanks to a combination of sharp wit and engaging storytelling. In 2013, Fulks gained critical acclaim for "Gone Away Backward," an album that took a deeper dive into history by embracing the traditional Appalachian folk music that proved to be country music's bedrock. That exploration continues with ...
CD review - Gone Away Backward Robbie Fulks is going backwards in more ways that one - not that that's a negative. For starters, he's back with Bloodshot - the label where he released four of his first six albums, but none since "13 Hillbilly Giants' in 2001. Also evident of his coming home feel is that he may hearken back even further to his time with bluegrass band Special Consensus as Fulks opts for an acoustic, often bluegrass sound, sometimes country or folk on these dozen songs. ...
CD review - Revenge! With a highly regarded live show, it's about time Robbie Fulks finally put out a record of it. Actually, this is a 2-disc, 23-track record that brings together two performances from last year. The first disc, recorded in Champaign, Ill., with Fulks' excellent road band, starts with the new and very funny "We're On the Road," which gets things off to a good-natured, goofy start complete with a fake call from Yep Roc's head telling him he's past due for a new release. ...

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