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There are many pretenders in the alt-country/Americana world, but Robbie Fulks isn't one of them. Fulks has consistently made excellent records that display his understanding and mastery of folk, blues, country, and bluegrass. He adds a sharp electric attack when needed, and for Gone Away Backwards he travels the acoustic route as he returns to Bloodshot Records: the label that unleashed his talents on the world more than 20 years ago. While he captures the thrilling house-party jam on upbeat tunes like “Long I Ride” and lets his backup band take over on the haunted and raucous instrumentals (“Snake Chapman’s Tune” and “Pacific Slope,” respectively), Fulks knocks out the competition on the ballads. “That’s Where I’m From” takes the lessons he’s learned from Hank Williams, Lefty Frizzell, Richard Thompson, and the brothers Louvin and Everly, distilling it all into pure Fulks pathos over the most gorgeous six minutes a record can hold.

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By far the best Americana album I've heard all year. The almost effortless melody is both happy and melancholy, sometimes even in the same song. Well done!

Love it!!!

Love the old sound. Beautiful music!!!!

Great stuff! My hometown of Hesston, Kansas

is clearly getting some love, too! The famous 1990 Hesston, Kansas tornado, which was rated an F5, is pictured on the cover. Believe you and me, the soothing tracks on "Gone Away Backward" are a far cry from the frightening ones I heard on that ominous March day.


Born: March 25, 1963 in York, PA

Genre: Country

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Singer/songwriter Robbie Fulks was one of the more heralded talents in the alternative country movement, displaying an offbeat, sometimes dark sense of humor in many of his best moments. As time passed, he moved away from the country twang of his early work and into a crunchier roots rock hybrid. Fulks divided his childhood between Pennsylvania, Virginia, and North Carolina, and received his schooling at Columbia University. He moved to Chicago in 1983 and first served as vocalist and guitarist in...
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