John Fullbright is a country/folk singer-songwriter from Bearden, Oklahoma. He’s very talented and tragically underrated. And as a bonus, he actually grew up on a farm, so he’s got whatever the country version of “street cred” is.
“Moving” is from his first record, From the Ground Up, which you can practically steal for five dollars right here.
“High Road” is from his second record, plainly titled Songs, which just came out last week. You can be preview and purchase it here.
In his review for the The Wall Street Journal, Jim Fusilli wrote, “Songs is a warm, winning and plainspoken Americana album that builds on the authority and charm of From the Ground Up not by musical-muscle flexing, but by its clarity and simmering intensity.”
In her review for American Songwriter, Lynne Margolis wrote, “Neil Young was 24 when he released After the Gold Rush. Joni Mitchell recorded Blue at 27. Years from now, after it stands the test of time, John Fullbright’s Songs could take its place in that same pantheon of hallowed musical masterpieces. This is not irrational hyperbole spewing from a fangirl’s fingertips. It’s acknowledgement of a stunning achievement by a rare talent.”
See what all the fuss is about below. Happy listening.
RIYL: Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, storytellers, Townes Van Zandt, good music