Another One of the Good Fulks
I am a fool for "Traditional" Country music in the vein of George Jones, Buck Owens, and Merle Haggard so it only makes sense that I would be attracted to "New Traditionalists" like Steve Earle, Marty Stuart, and Dwight Yoakum. I recently discovered the "NeoTraditionalist" Jim Lauderdale and crow about him earlier on this blog. I have "discovered" another: Robbie Fulks. Robbie has even more of the ironic sense of humor that makes light of the subject but not the style of traditional country music. Mr. Fulks, like Mr. Lauderdale, plays with the self-consciousness of the lyrics and exploits the sound, but ultimately celebrates the style. "F*ck This Town" says it all for Fulks. He deserves so much more attention than he has gotten.