Seriously, This Is Wild! Wild! Wild!

Read about the new Robbie Fulks and Linda Gail Lewis collaboration

Linda Gail Lewis and Robbie Fulks – photo Andy Goodwin

 

Linda Gail Lewis and Robbie Fulks

‘Wild! Wild! Wild!

Release Date August 10 2018

 

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Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Robbie Fulks and Linda Gail Lewis – younger sister of rock-and-roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis – will release an album Wild! Wild! Wild! on August 10 via Bloodshot Records.

Wild! Wild! Wild! was recorded in Chicago with Alex Hall (JD McPherson, Cactus Blossoms, Pokey LaFarge) and features musical contributions from Redd Volkaert (Merle Haggard), Danny B. Harvey, Scott Ligon and Casey McDonough (NRBQ, The Flat Five), Kelly Hogan (Mavis Staples, Neko Case), Joan Collaso and Yvonne Gage.

When you listen to the title-track single below, you will hear some early rock ‘n roll and rockabilly.  Other tracks will take you on a journey through Stax records from Memphis, country and western, gospel and jump swing, a significant departure for Americana/folk singer Fulks in particular, who also takes on production duties.

There is plenty of material on Robbie Fulks on these pages – read our review of his last two albums – Upland Stories (2016) and Gone Away Backwards (2013).  He has made thirteen solo records since 1996 and was honored with two Grammy nominations, one for Folk Album and another for American Roots Song (“Alabama At Night”).  Louisiana-born rocker Linda Gail Lewis is also the frequent performing partner of Jerry Lee, whose piano innovations she carries forward.  Her recording career spans almost fifty years, loosely book-ended by the present record and 1969’s Togetherher duet album with Jerry Lee, with an acclaimed summit with Van Morrison, 2000’s You Win Againin the middle.  She provides the nostalgia credibility while Fulks sings, plays, leads the band, writes most of the songs, and arranges the others.  An interesting and unexpected collaboration which provide plenty of reasons to check out this record.

Here is the song “Wild! Wild! Wild!”:

 

 

 

Read about the new Robbie Fulks and Linda Gail Lewis collaboration

 

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