Friday, August 3, 2018

Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis - "I Just Lived a Country Song"

Photo by Andy Goodwin
We're a week away from the release of Robbie Fulks and Linda Gail Lewis's collaborative album, Wild! Wild! Wild!, and we can listen to a new song from it today. "I Just Lived a Country Song" is a Robbie Fulks sung ballad about how he grew up listening to his father's outlaw country like Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, and how his life ended up mirroring those songs. He sings about starting out playing bars at 16, not being able to remember the early 90's, and the ups and downs of the honky tonk bar lifestyle. It's one of the very few songs about being a musician that actually works since it's still about universal themes about regrets and struggle. Plus, he isn't one of those country artists playing arenas across the country, so his tales of living a hard life in the music industry has some legitimacy. 

You can watch the lyric video for "I Just Lived a Country Song" below. Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis's album, Wild! Wild! Wild!, will be out August 10 on Bloodshot Records. You can pre-order your copy here. For more on the collaboration, check out Robbie Fulks's website. Tour dates are below the video.

9/11/18 NashvilleTNAmerican Legion Post 82
9/16/18 AshevilleNCThe Grey Eagle
9/18/18 ViennaVAJammin Java
9/19/18 Philadelphia PAWorld Cafe Live
9/20/18 New YorkNYHill County Live
9/21/18 Boston MACity Winery
9/22/18 AlbanyNYThe Linda - WAMC Performing Arts
9/23/18 BuffaloNYSportsmen's Tavern
9/25/18 ClevelandOHBeachland Ballroom and Tavern
9/26/18 ColombusOHNatalie's
9/27/18 NewportKYSouthgate House Revival

10/19/18 BerwynILFitzGerald's
10/20/18 UrbanaILC-U Folk and Roots Festival
10/21/18 SpringfieldILBar None