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      October 24, 2019

      Thursday   7:00 PM

      515-B N. McDonough Street
      Decatur, Georgia 30030

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      Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis


      What do you get when you pair the Queen of Rock-n-Roll with the King of AltCountry? A full-house!Grammy nominee Robbie Fulks is a founder of the Alternative Country genre who has appeared multiple times on the Grand Ole Opry. A critics darling with devoted fans to match, Fulks has been featured everywhere from the New York Times (his lyrics are literature) to Austin City Limits, from NBC (Today Show, Conan OBrien, 30 Rock) to NPR. For his most recent sit-down with Terry Gross on NPRs Fresh Air, Robbie brought his new duet partner along.Linda Gail Lewis and Robbie Fulks met while touring in Europe, and the unlikely pair quickly found they had much in common. He was raised in the upland south (inspiration for his 2016 multiple-Grammy-nominated album Upland Stories). Lindas formative years were spent in a destitute sharecroppers shack, and, after dropping out of school to join brother Jerry Lee Lewiss act, barrooms and night clubs throughout the deep South. From childhood she was steeped in Southern musical culture and rock-and-roll high and low living, as she tagged along on her brothers journey through fame, fortune, scandal, exile, and full-throated comeback.Of course, she did more than tag alongby 14, she was playing, recording, and touring with him and others. After leaving the limelight to raise a family, she reemerged in the 1980s as a rock-and-roll pianist with skills rivaling her brothers. A string of records and endless touring followed. In 2000, Van Morrison invited Linda to join him for a tour that led to their acclaimed collection of country classics You Win Again.Robbie Fulkss admiration for Lindas talents led to their new collaboration: Wild! Wild! Wild! Lyrically, the album delves into the roots of her upbringing, and tells her life story in simple but poetic language. Musically, its 100% American Roots in all its colorful variants: Blues, Country, Boogie-Boogie, Jazz, Gospel, and Rock-n-Roll.Their stage show is a rocking, wild, and moving. It features master players with amazing and diverse resumes: Redd Volkaert, the Austin king of the Telecaster and longtime Merle Haggard sideman; drummer Alex Hall, who produced and played on some of the best new records by young Americana acts like JD McPherson, Pokey LaFarge, and Cactus Blossoms; Scott Ligon, of the legendary rock band NRBQ; and upright bassist Beau Sample, the founder of Chicagos traditional jazz ensemble Fat Babies, and who has also toured with Wanda Jackson and Hot Club of Cowtown, among many others. These men not only pump up each performance with their in-themoment playing theyre also the players from the record, and close friends. That chemistry and close experience make authentically happy music, and raise every show to a one-of-a-kind experience.

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