Singer/songwriter Robbie Fulks was one of the more heralded talents in the alternative country movement, displaying an offbeat, sometimes dark sense of humor in many of his best moments. Over the years, he gave us old-school twang Country Love Songs, tougher roots rock, acoustic sound with stark storytelling and more, eventually earning a Grammy nomination. $25-$30 general admission.
While Fulks’ best-known songs were often bitingly funny, he also had a gift for writing incisive and evocative songs in the country and pop traditions. As time passed, he built on the irreverent old-school twang of 1996’s Country Love Songs, moving toward the tougher roots rock sound of 1998’s Let’s Kill Saturday Night and the eclectic, ambitious pop of 2001’s Couples in Trouble. With the spare, acoustic sound and stark storytelling of 2013’s Gone Away Backward and 2016’s Upland Stories, Fulks received some of the strongest reviews of his career, and the latter album earned him his first Grammy Award nomination.
Self styled NJ singer/songwriter and all-around raconteur Don Elliker opens the show at 8pm.