Rising Star, John Fullbright returns to Muskogee Saturday, November 12th
Muskogee, Okla. – The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame will host John Fullbright Saturday, November 12 at 8 pm at the Frisco Depot, 401 S. 3rd in Muskogee.
“A normal person, if they find themselves in a position of turmoil or grief, they’ll say, ‘I need to get out of this as fast as I can,’” says Fullbright. “A writer will say, ‘How long can I stay in this until I get something good?’ And that’s a bullshit way to look at life,” he laughs.
That plainspoken approach is part of what’s fueled the young Oklahoman’s remarkable rise. It was just two years ago that Fullbright released his debut studio album, ‘From The Ground Up’ to a swarm of critical acclaim. The LA Times called the record “preternaturally self-assured,” while NPR hailed him as one of the 10 Artists You Should Have Known in 2012, saying “it’s not every day a new artist…earns comparisons to great songwriters like Townes Van Zandt and Randy Newman, but Fullbright’s music makes sense in such lofty company.” The Wall Street Journal crowned him as giving one of the year’s 10 best live performances, and the album also earned him the ASCAP Foundation’s Harold Adamson Lyric Award. If there was any doubt that his debut announced the arrival of a songwriting force to be reckoned with, it was put to rest when ‘From The Ground Up’ was nominated for Best Americana Album at the GRAMMY Awards, which placed Fullbright alongside some of the genre’s most iconic figures, including Bonnie Raitt.
But for Fullbright, it hasn’t been all the acclaim that means the most to him, but rather his entrance into a community of songwriters whose work he admires.
“When I started out, I was all by myself in a little town in Oklahoma where whatever you wanted, you just made it yourself,” he explains. “I didn’t grow up around musicians or like-minded songwriters, but I grew up around records. One of the most fulfilling things about the last two years is that now I’m surrounded by like-minded people in a community of peers. You don’t feel so alone anymore.”
Doors open at 7, show starts at 8 pm.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Advanced tickets can be purchased at: www.eventbrite.com
The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday 10-5 pm. “Live at The Frisco Depot” is presented every Thursday night at 7 pm and features local, regional and national musical acts. For OMHOF’s upcoming acts, “like” the OMHOF Facebook page and visit www.omhof.com.
Muskogee’s 2nd annual G Fest is June 15-17, 2017 at Hatbox Field in Muskogee!
For more info: (918) 616-9606 and visit www.gfestmuskogee.com.