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Robbie Fulks: Gone Away Backward

Holly Gleason, Paste, 27 August 2013

ALWAYS THE CONTENTIOUS KIND, Robbie Fulks flexes the old Tareyton Cigarettes mode of doing business: "I'd rather fight than switch." To that end, he's remained staunchly Appalachian, long before Americana deemed acoustic roots music its own oeuvre. With Gone Away Backward, he delivers a tour du force of bluegrass-derived spare country.

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