Robbie Fulks

“punk iconoclasm & country traditionalism”

Robbie Fulks

Maurice Tani

Wednesday, March 27th

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$20 ADV / $24 DOOR (plus fees)

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Robbie Fulks
Robbie Fulks
"One of the most observant and wry songwriters of the past two decades." - Rolling Stone

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.

Robbie has the soul of a country singer and the mind of a vaudevillian. Still, for Robbie, it’s about the songs. “There are many good living songwriters,” says the Chicago Reader, “But then you hear a new Robbie Fulks record, and you can’t remember who they are.” He’s written country songs about how compromised most country music is, and while he’s fond of folk and bluegrass, he’s been known to please audiences with covers of hits by Cher, sung in a voice that Paste Magazine praised as being, “a turpentiney tenor, as splintered as unvarnished wood left outside.”

Robbie Fulks's newest album is a collaborative album with Memphis rock-n-roll legend Linda Gail Lewis (the younger sister and frequent performing partner of Jerry Lee Lewis) called Wild! Wild! Wild!.
Maurice Tani
Maurice Tani
San Francisco native, Maurice Tani, is a "rye-to-romantic" singer-songwriter with seven albums to his credit -the latest being The Lovers Card, released on the Little Village label. With his band, 77 El Deora, Tani has been the source of untold, but exquisite suffering on the Bay Area Americana scene for over 15 years.

Tani uses the term, “Supercalifornigraphic” to describe his particular flavor of Americana. While rooted in country music, Tani's writing is centered on a West Coast perspective. “Though much of my material is based on fictional characters and situations, I still write what I know. I'm not particularly comfortable or interested in the rural imagery of tractors, 4x4s or general agriculture common in much country music. What attracts me most about country is the story telling side of it. My stories are more likely to be centered around an urban experience. I'm a Californian from a large metropolitan area and I write about the things that hold my attention. I think of these songs as a sort of cinema for the blind. Short musical narratives of life on the left coast.”