"No speech. I’ll have to make it up. I’m counting on not winning, so no need to write one. But I’m gonna keep at it. Maybe I’ll write a speech for the sixth time I’m nominated. I guess it’s a little validating. Everybody’s nicer to me all of a sudden. Maybe I’m a little more popular now." —Robbie Fulks...Read more
Biram's menacing tune is from his 2005 Bloodshot Records debut The Dirty Old One Man Band.
The song is also featured on the ...Read more
Hey look at (Grammy nominated!) Robbie Fulks sidled up between Loretta Lynn and Beyonce! He's a diva in our hearts.
The A.V. Club is in good company including Lydia Loveless's Real on their list of the 20 Best Albums of 2016. Writer Annie Zaleski nailed it in her description of the album here. "Musically, Real finds Loveless boldly building on her classic-rock-meets-alt-country grit to include vintage country, wiry indie-rock,...Read more
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."
"Lydia Loveless has never been catchier, funnier, smarter, or more of an emotional powerhouse than on this album of hearty roots-rock songs that helped her decide to keep living."
Freakwater's beautiful music video for "What the People Want," directed and animated by Kathleen Judge, is an official selection at two upcoming film festivals! Yes, it's that good — music-video-shown-at-film-festivals good.
Paste Magazine wrote up a list of the 50 Best Alt-Country Albums of All Time and included four Bloodshot releases on this outstanding list (Robbie Fulks's Country Love Songs, Justin Townes Earle's Harlem River Blues, The Bottle Rockets' The Brooklyn Side, and Ryan Adams's Heartbreaker). And other albums by current and former...Read more
Westword looks back on the legacy of Robbie Fulks's seminal, iconic debut album Country Love Songs, released on Bloodshot Records in 1996. Bloodshot co-owner/founder Nan Warshaw and Robbie himself lend their thoughts on the initial release of the album and the aftermath.
“We were aware that it was more traditional-country-leaning than the other records we released, and we knew we’d...Read more
Ann Powers nails it in her testimonial: "Longtime Chicagoan Fulks captures the fatalism of a heartlander who recognizes that, in a nation pledged to constant motion, to stay put is to be...Read more