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Robbie Fulks joins the Compass Records roster—Spring tour announced

Robbie Fulks
Credit: Scott Simontacchi

Compass Records Group is pleased to announce 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.

Compass Records co-founder Alison Brown says: “I’ve been a fan of Robbie since I had the chance to play on his 2005 release GEORGIA HARD. He’s one of the most slyly creative, irreverent and damn fun artists out there. No one can write songs like Robbie Fulks does. It’s almost unfair that he can sing and play so well too. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Robbie to the Compass Records family.”

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. In the meantime, tickets go on sale this Friday, January 27, for his spring tour in the following cities:

Friday, April – 14 Decatur, GA – Eddie’s Attic

Saturday, April 15 – Charlotte, NC – The Evening Muse

Sunday, April 16 – Charlestown, WV – Mountain Stage

Tuesday, April 18 – Vienna, VA – Jammin Java

Wednesday, April 19 – Wayne, PA – 118 North

Thursday, April 20 – Metuchen, NJ – Old Franklin Schoolhouse

Saturday, April 22 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge

Friday, April 28 – Walla Walla, WA – Echolands Winery

Saturday, April 29 – Portland, OR – Polaris Hall

Sunday, April 30 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern

Thursday, May 4 – Columbus, OH – Natalie’s

Friday, May 5 – Indianapolis, IN – Duke’s

Wednesday, May 10 – Minneapolis, MN – The Cedar Cultural Center

Thursday, May 11 – Madison, WI – Kiki’s

Friday, May 12 – Milwaukee, WI – Colectivo

Saturday, May 13 – Evanston, IL – SPACE

Thursday, May 18 – Berkeley, CA – Freight and Salvage

Friday, May 19 – Sacramento, CA – Goldfield Trading Post

Saturday, May 20 – Los Angeles, CA – Hotel Cafe