Robbie Fulks and Linda Gail Lewis (from the album Wild! Wild! Wild! Available on Bloodshot Records)
Country humor can be dark and Robbie Fulks pens tales that bring a smile though the laughter may be sound a little nervous wondering how far “Till Death” will go to make its story true. The tune matches the tales collected on Wild! Wild Wild!, the recent release from Robbie Fulks and rock’n’roll royalty, Linda Gail Lewis, sister of Jerry Lee Lewis. Honky tonk swings with the tale of a young troubadour growing-up listening to his daddy’s outlaw country heroes in “I Just Lived a Country Song” while runaway piano riffs turn the story to life from a female perspective in “Boogie Woogie Country Gal”.
Meeting while on tour, the idea for Wild! Wild! Wild! has been ten years in the creation process with Robbie Fulks and Linda Gail Lewis working together intermittently in the ensuing years. Wild! Wild! Wild! fulfills wishes for both its musicians, Linda Gail Lewis thrilled to be singing on Robbie Fulks tunes while Robbie is happy challenging his songwriting by crafting tracks for someone else to sing. Linda Gail Lewis takes the lead for the traveling woman in “Round Too Long” as Robbie Fulks soulfully handles the lead vocals in “Foolmaker”. Wild! Wild! Wild! pounds out a rock’n’roll beat for the boasting resumes in the title track while Robbie Fulks and Linda Gail Lewis shuffle into salvation “On the Jericho Road”, and shakeups styles to follow the banjo strums into “Memphis Never Falls from Style”
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