Robbie Fulks Heads Back to The Hideout for a Monday-Night Residency
A couple of months ago, local alt-country artist Robbie Fulks shared the story behind his cover of Craig Johnson’s obscure Appalachian folk song “Piney Mountains.” Fulks first played the tune as a duet with Australian singer-songwriter Audrey Auld during his Monday-night residency at The Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia Ave.), a gig he’s had off and on since early 2010. However, he only got to perform “Piney Mountains” live a handful of times before hitting the road to promote his latest album, Gone Away Backward, recently released on Bloodshot Records.
Lucky for fans, Fulks returns to The Hideout on November 18 for “Mondays with Robbie,” which runs through December 9 until he heads out west for another leg of his tour. Although there’s no telling what the rotating Hideout setlists will be (he likes to keep them “half stuff [I’ve] done before and half never-done-before stuff”), there’s a good chance audiences will get to hear “Piney Mountains,” given his current infatuation with the song. Each night brings a different guest act to the stage, with fellow Bloodshot country artist and frequent collaborator Nora O’Connor performing with Fulks on November 18.
“Mondays with Robbie” runs through December 9 at The Hideout, every Monday at 10 p.m. Tickets are a suggested $10 donation.
Photo: © Dino Stamatopoulos