Mallory Richards Published

Listen: Robbie Fulks Has Our Mountain Stage Song Of The Week

Three men perform a song, playing the fiddle, guitar and mandolin.
Robbie Fulks performs on Mountain Stage.
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Starting this Friday, May 19, episode 1,012 of Mountain Stage will be heard on nearly 300 NPR stations nationwide. Our guest-host Larry Groce steps in for this week’s show, with alt-country pioneer Robbie Fulks, award-winning bluegrass band The Gibson Brothers, folk rocker Jaimee Harris, Portland singer-songwriter Anna Tivel, and up-and-coming Kentucky artist Nicholas Jamerson.

Our Song of the Week comes from Robbie Fulks, whose witty yet sophisticated songs captivated the audience.  As one of the pioneers of the popular alt-country scene, Fulks has a gift for a wide variety of roots-music sounds — rolling out tunes that are equal parts honky tonk, country, bluegrass and rock and roll.

Fulks’ song “Fare Thee Well, Carolina Gals” is our Song of the Week, which originally appeared on his 2016 album Upland Stories. He recently released a new album, Bluegrass Vacation.

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