Compass Records Group has announced that alt-country icon Robbie Fulks has joined its roster.
Robbie Fulks’s adventurous spirit has defined a critically acclaimed 30-year career that has included 15 solo albums and two GRAMMY® nominations. He came to national attention as a defining artist of the alt-country scene in the 1990s, with releases on the Chicago-based indie Bloodshot Records, North Carolina’s Yep Roc, and Los Angeles’s Geffen Records. While Fulks’s aversion to genre constraints and conventions has sometimes made him hard to pigeonhole, American country music, in the widest sense, is his home base — whether the country of Doc Watson, Bill Monroe, Merle Haggard, Bobby Charles, or Mississippi John Hurt. For the last ten years, he has focused on his writing and performing with homespun tales and acoustic instruments.
Says Fulks: “I’m positively giddy to be with Compass Records. They've been such an unflagging champion of the ever-endangered species of bluegrass, Irish, and Americana songwriter music. What’s more, the company is run by two badass musicians. Will my semiannual statements be scrawled in Nashville number system on a cocktail napkin? Will Alison and Garry be too busy filling their plates with free food at wedding buffets to promote me vigorously? Will my mean-spirited banjo jokes make me a pariah? I can’t wait to see what happens in these next few years.”
Look for a new studio project from Robbie Fulks on Compass Records in Spring 2023.
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