Fulks, The Mekons team up
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 – Chicago country singer Robbie Fulks and punk folk band The Mekons are teaming up for a digital album release, "Jura," in November.
Songs on the CD are:
The two worked together for a month to record this limited-edition collection of rough sea shanties and mournful tales. The songs were organically written together, covered, or taken from traditionals and played by all of the ensemble cast of musicians or by a select few. Jura is an island off the coast of Scotland with about 200 people.
Songs on the CD are:
1. A Fearful Moment
3. An Incident Off St. Kitt's
4. Shine On Silver Seas
5. Land Ahoy!
6. Beaten and Broken
7. Getting On With It
8. I Am Come Home
9. The Last Fish in the Sea
10. I Say, Hang Him!
11. Go From My Window
More news for Robbie Fulks
- 03/17/23: Fulks looks at bluegrass with "Longhair Bluegrass"
- 02/17/23: Fulks goes down easy with "One Glass of Whiskey"
- 01/25/23: Compass signs Fulks
- 08/10/18: Lewis, Fulks, Jennings out with new discs
- 05/30/18: Fulks, Lewis go "Wild! Wild! Wild!"
- 01/21/16: Fulks returns to roots on "Upland Stories"
- 02/02/15: MPR bleeps Fulks
- 06/04/13: Fulks returns home
CD reviews for Robbie Fulks
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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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