Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Upstairs – Philadelphia, PA – September 19th, 2018

Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis

Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis

Wed · September 19, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

$15 ADV - $17 DOS + Fees

Robbie Fulks
Robbie Fulks
Nominated for two 2017 Grammy Awards: Best Folk Album (Upland Stories) and Best American Roots Song ("Alabama at Night")

Robbie Fulks was born in York, Pennsylvania, and grew up in a half-dozen small towns in southeast Pennsylvania, the North Carolina Piedmont, and the Blue Ridge area of Virginia. He learned guitar from his dad, banjo from Earl Scruggs and John Hartford records, and fiddle (long since laid down in disgrace) on his own. He attended Columbia College in New York City in 1980 and dropped out in 1982 to focus on the Greenwich Village songwriter scene and other ill-advised pursuits.

In the mid-1980s he moved to Chicago and joined Greg Cahill’s Special Consensus Bluegrass Band, with whom he made one record (Hole in My Heart, Turquoise, 1989) and toured constantly. Since then he has gone on to create a multifarious career in music. He has released 10 solo records on the Bloodshot, Geffen, Boondoggle (self), and Yep Roc labels, including the influential alt-country records Country Love Songs (1996) and South Mouth (1997), and the widely acclaimed Georgia Hard (2005).

His 11th record, Gone Away Backward, returned him to his bluegrass days and extends the boundaries of that tradition with old-time rambles and sparely orchestrated, acoustic reflections on love, the country life, the slings of time, and the struggles of common people. In that same musical vein, his latest (and most autobiographical) album Upland Stories (2016) garnered two Grammy nominations.

New York Times: “Mr. Fulks is more than a songwriter. He's a gifted guitarist, a soulful singer with an expressive honky-tonk tenor, and he's a natural performer. But what really sets him apart is his songwriting.”
New Yorker: “An alternative-country hero, wedding pedal-steel-sweet tunes and perfect, elegant lyrics with the best of them.”

Bill Frisell: “Robbie always gets me going. Inspires me. His writing, singing, and awesome guitar playing. All the stuff is in there. Happy, sad, mad, light, dark, old, new. The whole deal. It's real.”

Michael McKean: "My favorite songwriters can break your heart and/or make me laugh: Noel Coward, Loudon Wainwright, Randy Newman, very few others. Robbie Fulks has joined that august company. He sits a mean guitar, too, and sings like he learned from the C&W greats and made it his own, which is exactly what he did."

Tina Fey: “Robbie Fulks is an alt-country genius.”
Linda Gail Lewis
Linda Gail Lewis
Linda Gail Lewis (born 18 July 1947 in Ferriday, Louisiana) is an American singer and pianist. She is the sister of Jerry Lee Lewis. She plays piano and has recorded with Stephen Ackles, Van Morrison, and with her brother. She also has recorded with her two daughters Mary Jean Ferguson and Annie Marie Dolan in a group called The Lewis 3. She is married to Eddie Braddock, former Stax promotions director.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/