Event Details

Robbie Fulks and His Band

Friday, October 6, 2017
7:30 PM
Gunderson Stiles Concert Hall

1315 11th Street, Monroe
This event is part of the Wisconsin Music Arts Festival

…a masterly, multifaceted songwriter who can belt out hip-shaking honky tonk, honeydew pop, and chilling little ballads
with an unrivaled skill and spirit. So good, he's scary.
-Chicago Tribune





Lost in the deserved accolades for being a fabulously unique, clever, and heartfelt writer is the fact that Robbie Fulks is also one of the best guitarists around. He can whip out songs in honky-tonk, country, bluegrass, power pop, or whatever strikes his ample whimsy at the time. As a skilled storyteller in song, his stories embody both richness and simplicity.

This alternative country singer-songwriter, and  instrumentalist is quickly putting himself all over the musical map. His 13 albums include the influential early “alternative country” classic Country Love Songs, the widely acclaimed Gone Away Backward, and, most recently, Upland Stories. He was nominated for two 2017 Grammy awards: Best Folk Album (Upland Stories) and Best American Roots Song (Alabama at Night), and has performed on Austin City Limits, A Prairie Home Companion, The Grand Ole Opry, The Today Show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and 30 Rock. He was named to NPR’s and Rolling Stone’s Best of 2016 lists.

His writing has appeared in GQ, DaCapo Press’s Best Music Writing anthologies for 2001 and 2004, and A Guitar and A Pen: Stories by Country Music’s Greatest Songwriters. Artists he has produced include George Jones, Mavis Staples, Dallas Wayne, and Linda Gail Lewis.

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