Robbie Fulks’s adventurous spirit has defined a critically acclaimed 30-year career that has included 15 solo albums and two Grammy nominations. And while bluegrass music has always been a part of Fulks’ musical vision, Bluegrass Vacation is his first purely bluegrass endeavor.
"Before Sturgill Simpson or Chris Stapleton, there was Robbie Fulks…" - PASTE
While Fulks’s aversion to genre constraints and conventions has sometimes made him hard to pigeonhole, American country music, in the widest sense, is his home base. The aptly named Bluegrass Vacation pairs him with a cast that features some of the brightest stars of the genre including Sam Bush, Sierra Hull, Ronnie McCoury, Tim O’Brien, Alison Brown, John Cowan and Jerry Douglas. The result is one of the most remarkable bluegrass albums of the century.
In the end, Fulks plants his flag firmly in the bluegrass tradition, a genre that built the stepping stones Fulks walks on today. He muses: "Electric guitars might give way to computers, as seems to be happening now, but the mountains will still be there."