In House #1675: Robbie Fulks In the Area This Week; New Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys
Singer-songwriter Robbie Fulks makes two rare appearances in the intermountain west this week, beginning tonight in Boise as part of their Alive After Five series. Fulks has long built a reputation as a true throwback, specializing in old forms of rockabilly and honky-tonk-- true country music, as it were. It's not a stretch, in fact, to deem him the anti-Nashville, even going so far to pen his own brand of ode to the current version of the Capital of Country on 1997's South Mouth ("Fuck This Town," in case you were wondering). That dark sense of humor is a theme found throughout his catalog, notably on songs like "She Took a Lot of Pills (and Died)," "I Told Her Lies," and "Countrier Than Thou." Fulks' most recent effort is last year's Georgia Hard, which marked his debut for the yep roc label. He follows tonight's Boise performance with one supporting Rodney Crowell tomorrow night at Salt Lake City's Gallivan Center.
In House #1675.
Focus: Robbie Fulks in Boise tonight and Salt Lake City tomorrow night, plus new music from Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys, Paul Burch and more.
Paul Burch, from the upcoming East to West: "Montreal" (MP3)
Robbie Fulks, from 13 Hillbilly Giants: "Cocktails" (Real Audio)
...and South Mouth: "I Told Her Lies" (Real Audio)
Robbie Fulks' performance of "Cigarette State" from Corporate County Sucks:
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