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Win Tickets ($40): GRAMMY Nominee Robbie Fulks w/ David Luning @ The Triple Door | Country, Bluegrass

We are giving away a pair of tickets to on May 21. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, May 19.


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GRAMMY Nominee Robbie Fulks w/ David Luning
May 21, 2017
7:30 p.m. | $20 | 21+

The Triple Door
216 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101

…a masterly, multifaceted songwriter who can belt out hip-shaking honky tonk, honeydew pop and chilling little ballads with an unrivaled skill and spirit. So good, he’s scary.

-Chicago Tribune

Robbie plays by nobody’s rules–except the ones he hears in his head. He is prodigiously talented, with the soul of a country singer and the mind of a vaudevillian. Besides, his scorn for the music industry makes ours look positively prosaic. But don’t let that make you lose sight of THE SONGS.

Widely regarded by those who monitor such things as one of the most gifted songwriters to ever ply the trade, he can sing the kids ditty “Eggs” and Haggard’s “Sing a Sad Song” back to back and mean ’em both. While it is true he started off a honky tonk smartass, it quickly became evident that Robbie was a monster talent and some of his early Bloodshot albums have been rightly elevated to the status of “classic” and serve as their own Greatest Hits collections. Seriously.

It is a damning condemnation of our world’s musical taste that he has not been elevated to the ranks of the multi-faceted giants of songwriting like Nick Lowe, Dave Alvin and Harlan Howard. He damn well should be. Robbie’s cross-genre antics (like us, he has trouble navigating this world of hyphens) would have had him revered in times gone by; such artists used to be coveted, now they confuse. We take it personally that he’s not more famous and consider it evidence of our world’s moral and aesthetic decline.

Lost in the deserved accolades for being a fabulously unique, clever, and heartfelt writer is the fact that he’s also one of the best guitarists around. The chameleon-like tall guy can whip it out in honky-tonk, country, bluegrass, power pop, or whatever strikes his ample whimsy at the time.

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6 Responses to Win Tickets ($40): GRAMMY Nominee Robbie Fulks w/ David Luning @ The Triple Door | Country, Bluegrass

  1. Aleda May 16, 2017 at 12:15 pm #

    Um, hip-shaken’ honky-tonk?! Yes please. Sounds like a fun night at a great venue. I’d love to attend!

  2. Jess H May 16, 2017 at 2:08 pm #

    I love bluegrass!

  3. JP Koren May 16, 2017 at 2:30 pm #

    Love Bluegrass and the Triple Door! Sounds like an awesome night.

  4. Claudia May 18, 2017 at 2:15 pm #

    I grew up with a family of musicians – I have a degree in music, too – and love hearing new artists. I’d love to hear this talented guitarist play me some honky-tonk, country, bluegrass or whatever strikes his fancy! And with an awesome venue like Triple Door, every seat’s a great seat.

  5. Sue May 20, 2017 at 9:08 am #

    I’m Fulkin serious. I’ve been a fan world love togo

  6. Carol Voelker May 21, 2017 at 8:13 am #

    Just started with the guitar lessons again after a 30 year vacation. It would be awesomely inspiring to attend this concert!

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