We're seeing Lydia Loveless's album Real all over best-of-2016 lists (and rightfully so!) but Paste Magazine has also recognized Lydia's authentic, in-your-face live show. Here she lands on Paste's list of the 25 best live acts of 2016 (alongside, oh you know, The Boss, LCD Soundsystem, and freaking PRINCE).
Our pal at NPR Ann Powers also included Upland Stories on her Top 10 Albums list, with a beautiful write-up!
Lydia Loveless's Real is #12 and Robbie Fulks's Upland Stories is #15 on Rolling Stone's list of the 40 Best Country Albums of 2016.
On Real, Rolling Stone says Lydia is "as fiery as ever on her fourth album, but she's also expanded her emotional range."
And Fulks's Upland Stories is "old-timey and bluegrass arrangements that are understated enough to where you...Read more
The nominees for the 59th Grammy Awards were announced this morning. While we've known it all along, The Grammys have gotten on the Fulks train. We are proud and delighted to announce that Robbie Fulks is nominated for two 2017 Grammy Awards! The 2016 Bloodshot album Upland Stories is nominated for Best Folk Album. "Alabama at Night," from the...Read more
"The result, a 10-song collection of crisp pop-rock, fierce cowpunk, and bleeding heart new wave, is the singer-songwriter’s greatest album to date."
So, every year I do the Letters to Santa charity thru the Chicago Sun-Times (and so should you!!). I get a few letters from kids asking for Barbies, trucks, cars, Hot Wheels, and the like. I make a harrowing run to Toys R Us or wherever, wrap them up, and send them away.
In 2008 (kind of a bad year, remember?)...Read more