Robbie Fulks is one of those names you can't help but hear about if you are a songwriter living in Chicago. Apart from his Monday night residency at the Hideout, (which just ended this past Monday) his name would pop up in conversation with other musicians and actors that I knew. I had heard nothing but positive things. In fact, a few weeks ago his name popped up again after he played a duet with Lori McKenna, another favorite songwriter of mine.
So when the opportunity came to audition for new theatre project he was working on with Mike and Molly creator Mark Roberts, I was excited.
Fast forward a few weeks and I'm happy to announce I will be playing a role in that project. It's called the Jabez Country Opry. Here's a bit about it:
The Jabez Country Opry tells the story of the last night of a small Kentucky honky-tonk and the performers, past and present, who gather for one final show.
Robbie is writing the music for the show and Mark Roberts, the words. Mark will also be directing.
In the mean time, if you haven't already, click the album below and give Robbie Fulks' latest grammy nominated record a listen. You won't be disappointed.