WHO’S PLAYING? Robbie Fulks (Chicago, IL) Sarah Shook & The Disarmers (Chapel Hill, NC)
WHAT TO EXPECT? Country storytelling about broken hearts and empty bottles…
Robbie Fulks is a professional and accomplished musician. At 54 years old his latest record “Upland Stories” was recently nominated for TWO Grammy’s (Best Folk Album and Best American Roots Song) along with wide critical acclaim last year. Being over 20 years after the release of his first album Fulks is extremely refined and and a renowned stage performer. From his spot on instrumental performance to his alluring storytelling within his songs his shows are consistently enchanting.
Here is some of what VOCALS ON TOP had to say about his latest Grammy nominated album “Upland Stories”: “Good albums have a flow to them and Upland Stories definitely fits the bill. It’s a well balanced record and is rough and smooth in all the right places. If you like storytelling you’re in luck too, the songwriting is the glue that holds this whole thing together.”
Robbie Fulks sounds like: John Prine, Steve Earle, that story you hope you remember to tell everyone at work tomorrow.
Sarah Shook & The Disarmers are about as far from pop country as you can get and still be in the country genre. You can tell by the bile and anger in Shook’s vocals that she isn’t a run of the mill country songstress from music row. On her album “Years” Shook uses her deep voice to punctuate stories of heartbreak and angst. The songs are in a classic dirty country vein, the solos are always pretty, the vocals aren’t always spot on but let’s face it, music is simply better when it is unique. The snarl and attitude of Shook and her ace country band will be well worth showing up early.
Sarah Shook & The Disarmers sounds like: Lucinda Williams, Waylon Jennings, the last drink of the bottle.
WHERE IS IT? Knucklehead’s Saloon (2715 Rochester, Kansas City MO 64120)
WHEN IS IT? Thursday, May 10th 2018; 8:00 PM, $12
Here is a link to buy your tickets right NOW.
WHY SHOULD I GO?
- Fulks was nominated for TWO Grammy’s… GRAMMY’S!
- He’ll be sure to do his Grammy nominated song “Alabama At Night”
- Knucklehead’s is one of the best venues in KC, it sits right beside the train tracks
- Tickets are $12… yeah, just $12
- You can pick up Fulks’ GRAMMY NOMINATED album “Upland Stories”.
- Sarah Shook & The Disarmers are a young and hungry band, tearing it up right now
- Shook will be selling her latest album “Years”
- Fulks and Shook are simply a great combo
You should RSVP on facebook to the event so you don’t forget, here is the link: FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE