Saturday, May 22, 2010

Jenny Scheinman/Robbie Fulks @ Joe's Pub 5/19/10

This was a great duo. The music was excellent! I had a great time. The played for over 1.5 hours and wanted to do an encore, but they already broke the rules by playing so long that they couldn't. It did wear on me after a while, but that's because I get sick of country, even excellent country, after a while. I still enjoyed it enough to stay til the end.

From the listing:
Robbie Fulks is a country singer, flatpicker, and writer. He was born in Pennsylvania, raised in North Carolina, educated somewhat in New York City, and has since lived in Illinois. As a member of Special Consensus he was nominated for a bluegrass Grammy. He has had nine solo records released on various labels; his tenth, featuring 13 reinterpreted Michael Jackson songs, is coming out this spring. Performance credits include NPR's Fresh Air, PBS's Austin City Limits, NBC's Late Night w C O'brien, and WSM's Grand Ole Opry; writing credits include GQ, Blender, Da Capo Press's Best Music Writing, and Athaneum's An Atheist's Guide to Christmas; artists who have covered him include Rosie Flores, Sam Bush, Old 97's, and Silkworm.

Singer/songwriter/violinist Jenny Scheinman hails from a homestead on the western edge of the continent, but has spent the last decade in Brooklyn. She has collaborated with many influential contemporary American musicians (Bill Frisell, Lucinda Williams, Norah Jones, Madeleine Peyroux, Rodney Crowell, Nels Cline, Jason Moran, Lou Reed) and has six critically acclaimed solo recordings.

Together the two have developed a rockingly tight & shockingly loose duo featuring selections from their collective songbooks plus stray fiddle tunes and curveball covers.

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