Tuesday, Jul 30, 8-11 PM

Robbie Fulks and Redd Volkaert

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2828 Canal St, New Orleans, LA
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Robbie and Redd are a hell of a pair, trading licks on a made-up-on-the-spot list of country standards, deep cuts, and some of each of their songs. It was basically like getting to sit with them on their porch if their porch was a basement bar. It is clear that they have spent a lot of time together, and truly enjoy it. Robbie Fulks is a singer, recording artist, instrumentalist, composer, and songwriter. His most recent release, 2017s Upland Stories, earned years-best recognition from NPR and Rolling Stone among many others, as well as two Grammy® nominations, for folk album and American roots song (Alabama At Night). Fulks was born in York, Pennsylvania, and grew up in a half-dozen small towns in southeast Pennsylvania, the North Carolina Piedmont, and the Blue Ridge area of Virginia. Radio: multiple appearances on WSMs Grand Ole Opry, PRIs Whaddya Know and Prairie Home Companion," NPRs Fresh Air, Mountain Stage, and World Cafe. TV: PBSs Austin City Limits; NBCs Today, Late Night with Conan OBrien, Later with Carson Daly, and 30 Rock. Mr. Fulks is more than a songwriter. He's a gifted guitarist, a soulful singer with an expressive honky-tonk tenor, and he's a natural performer. But what really sets him apart is his songwriting. - New York Times His picking and playing find a natural setting in which to inhabit the minds and stories of characters far more likely to be found in the Appalachian foothills than the concrete jungle of his home city, Chicago. - SPIN One of the most observant and wry songwriters of the past two decades. - Rolling Stone Redd Volkaert is a master of the Telecaster with an impressive resume that includes fronting the superstar hillbilly band the Twangbangers with Bill Kirchen and Dallas Wayne, lead guitar duties for Merle Haggard. Discovered by Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Albert King, and Johnny Winter. (that's just in the 70's)