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Showing posts with label Robbie Fulks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Robbie Fulks. Show all posts

Monday, June 14, 2021

True North Records release: A Sweet Relief Tribute to Joey Spampinato - New Release Review

 


I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release (June 25, 2021), A Sweet Relief Tribute to Joey Spampinato, NRBQ founding member and writer of all of the tracks on thie release. Opening with blues rocker,You Can't Hide, by Al Anderson on lead vocal and guitar, with Carl Minor on acoustic guitar, David Dorn on keys, Steve Mackey on bass, and Evan Hutchings on drums. Energetic opener. Los Lobos contributes Every Boy and Girl, with David Hildago on guitar, accordion and vocal, Steve Berlin on sax, Vince Hidalgo on bass and David Hildago Jr on drums. Pop tune, How Can I Make You Love Me, is performed by She and Him with Zooey Deschanel on vocal and M. Ward on guitar and keys. The Minus 5 brings us Don't She Look Good in a slightly punky rockabilly style. Scott McCaughey on guitar, piano, organ, percussion and vocal with Mike Mills on bass, Peter Buck on guitar, and Joe Adragna on drums and with a really cool guitar solo by Dave Depper. I really like Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale's work on How Will I Know. Simple guitar and drum accompaniment under nicely blended the vocal duet is the ticket. Bonnie Raitt's take on Green Lights is electrifying with Scott Ligon on guitar, Terry Adams on clavinet, Casey McMcDonough on bass, John Perrin on drums and wild slide work and lead vocal by Raitt. Excellent! Robbie Fulks does a stright up country work on Chores keeping it fun with Val McCallum on guitar and backing vocal, Davey Faragher on bass and backing vocal and Pete Thomas on drums in support of Fulks on guitar and lead vocal. Very cool. The Nils set out a real straight rocker with edge in That's Alright with Carlos Soria on bass and vocal, Mark Donato on guitar and vocal, Phil Psarakos on guitar, Emilien Catalano on drums, Peter Work on harmonica and featuring Chris Spedding on lead guitar a cool ass kicker. Wrapping the release is Kami Lyle with Joey Spampinato on First Crush. This track is quite cool with a simple Brazilian feel. Kami's vocals backed by her own piano and trumpet, and Joey Spampinato on guitar, bass and vocal is an excellent closer for this ecclectic release.


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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

2017 Grammy Nominations for Robbie Fulks! Best Folk Album and Best American Roots Song

Robbie Fulks Nominated For
Two Grammy Awards


Fulks, selected for Best Folk Album and Best American Roots Song categories, is the first Bloodshot artist to be nominated
 
The nominees for the 59th Grammy Awards were announced this morning and Bloodshot Records artist Robbie Fulks has been nominated for two Awards in the categories of Best American Roots Song for “Alabama At Night” and Best Folk Album for Upland Stories. These are the first nominations for Fulks, and first for an artist on the record label.
 

Both nominations are for music of Fulks’s latest album Upland Stories, which received critical acclaim from a varied and widespread list of publications, including Rolling Stone Country (“With his new album Upland Stories, Robbie Fulks furthers his reputation as one of the most observant and wry songwriters of the past two decades”), NPR Fresh Air, NPR Music, New Yorker, Guardian UK, Noisey, FADER, Acoustic Guitar Magazine and many more.

The Grammy Awards will air live on Sunday, February 12.

Watch Robbie perform “Alabama At Night”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfMmReNAf5o

Upcoming tour dates:
https://www.bloodshotrecords.com/tours-events/200