Robbie Fulks

Robbie Fulks

High Plains Jamboree

Mon, February 20, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

Suggested $10 Donation

Robbie Fulks
Robbie Fulks
"Mr. Fulks is more than a songwriter. He's a gifted guitarist who has taught for years at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, he's a soulful singer with an expressive honky-tonk tenor, and he's a natural performer. It rings true when he says he's only truly comfortable when he's onstage or when he's totally alone. But what really sets him apart is his songwriting, which is one part artful country, one part artful sendup of country and one part a little of everything else." - New York Times
High Plains Jamboree
High Plains Jamboree
It’s been said that High Plains Jamboree is a bluegrass band west of the Mississippi and a country band east of the Mississippi.

The songs of mandolin player Brennen Leigh have been recorded by country stars Sunny Sweeney and Grammy winner Lee Ann Womack. Leigh has a cult following in Scandinavia, and has performed and recorded with the likes of Charlie Louvin, Robbie Fulks and Jim Lauderdale.

Fiddler Beth Chrisman brings her award winning songwriting (Independent Music Awards “Country Song of the Year”) to the band. While a member of the Carper Family, Chrisman performed on Mountain Stage and A Prairie Home Companion. In the past, she has worked with Alice Gerrard, John C Reilly, James Hand and The Heartless Bastards.

Guitarist Noel McKay was discovered by Guy Clark in 1993 while performing at the Jimmie Rodgers Festival in Kerrville, Texas. Clark and McKay’s co-write “El Coyote” went on to win a Grammy for “Best Folk Album.”

Bassist and old time banjo player Simon Flory performed throughout the mid south with his mentor, bluegrass legend Donny Catron (Tennessee Gentlemen, Jesse McReynolds, Doyle Lawson). He also studied and taught at Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music.
While each musician’s resume is impressive in its own right, this new collaboration between long time friends has already gained national and international attention.

"While guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, upright bass, and close harmony vocals screams "bluegrass," HPJ's vibe is a modern country-western style, where song composition, lyrics, and virtuoso performance take them to a different plane than other stringbands out on the road today."

-Easy Ed, No Depression

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Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com