Podcast 408: Robbie Fulks

Robbie Fulks joins us on this week’s Fretboard Journal Podcast to talk about his new album, Bluegrass Vacation. Fulks’ first full-length bluegrass album features an all-star lineup of guests including Sam Bush, Sierra Hull, Ronnie McCoury, Tim O’Brien, Alison Brown, John Cowan, and Jerry Douglas.

We talk about the alt-country pioneer’s deep bluegrass roots, stretching back to his time playing in Greg Cahill’s Special Consensus, his approach to songwriting (and writing in general), and we hear about a book Fulks is currently working on. Plus a lot more.


The Fretboard Summit, our three-day celebration of all-things-guitar is taking place August 24-26, 2023 at Fulks’ old stomping grounds…Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music. Featured performers include Wayne Henderson, Jeff Parker, Jorma Kaukonen and much more.

Register here: https://fretboardsummit.org/

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