John Fullbright’s debut album was called “preternaturally self-assured” by Los Angeles Times, while NPR said “it’s not every day a new artist earns comparisons to great songwriters like Townes Van Zandt and Randy Newman, but Fullbright’s music makes sense in such lofty company.” The Wall Street Journal crowned him as giving one of the year’s 10 best live performances, and the album also earned him a GRAMMY nomination for Best Americana Album and the ASCAP Foundation’s Harold Adamson Lyric Award.
And he was just getting started.
In her review of John’s second release, simply titled Songs, American Songwriter’s Lynne Margolis wrote, “Neil Young was 24 when he released After the Gold Rush. Joni Mitchell recorded Blue at 27. Years from now, after it stands the test of time, John Fullbright’s Songs could take its place in that same pantheon of hallowed musical masterpieces.”
So … yeah. This guy is the real deal.
John Fullbright is truly one of the purest, most precise, and possibly the humblest American songwriter working today. I’ve been a fan since he hit the folk scene and have danced on the thin border of harassing his booking agent for the last four years. I was bugging her about his 2020 schedule and she mentioned that he happened to have a slot this June. Which also just happens to be our 50th show. I’m not really one for fate, but I sure do love a happy accident.
Join us for an evening of unforgettable storytelling, both musical and personal, as we welcome the pride of Okemah, Oklahoma to Studio688. Oh, and he’s bringing the band. This one is going to be something else.
But y’all, seriously …
“Mr. Fullbright joins the lineage of terse Southwestern songwriters like Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, sticking to a few folky chords and reaching for unassailable clarity.” — Jon Pareles, The New York Times
“Poetically astute lyrics and heartrending musical feeling.” — Randy Lewis, The Los Angeles Times
“…sad and serious and wise and wonderful, well written, well played and well sung. Well done.” — Steven Wine, Associated Press
JOHN SOUNDS GREAT! HOW DO I SEE HIM?
John Fullbright and Them Tulsa Boys are coming by Friday, June 28th. Doors will open at 7pm with music starting at 7:30. We’ll be hosted by our friends at Studio688 and guests are allowed to BYOB if you’re cool about it. Get your tickets now!