Bring your girlfriend to Fitzgerald’s Night Club to see Robbie Lee Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis in concert October 9 and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Wester Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside!
“Wild! Wild! Wild!,” the new collaboration between Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Robbie Fulks and rock-and-roll royalty Linda Gail Lewis, gleefully lives up to its title. It’s Americana music that’s as butt-shakin’ as Beale Street, deep-rooted as the Grand Ole Opry, and hip as a trip to The Strip.
Subversive as it is reverential, the album jumps the genre tracks of nitty-gritty rock-and-roll, country-and-western, rockabilly, jump swing, and gospel, landing in a strange slice of spacetime—call it 1954—when all these were One (and Linda was 7).
Robbie Fulks, the record’s producer, is “one of the most observant and wry songwriters of the past two decades” (Rolling Stone). His most recent record, “Upland Stories,” was nominated for a Grammy for Best Folk Album and the song “Alabama at Night,” was nominated for a Grammy for Best American Roots Song. Ground-zero Louisiana-born rocker Linda Gail Lewis is the younger sister and frequent performing partner of Jerry Lee Lewis, whose piano innovations she carries forward. Her present-at-the-creation cred buoys the record while Robbie—who sings, plays, leads the band, writes most of the songs, and arranges the others—provides an anchoring sensibility, one that savors old sounds but sidesteps nostalgia. Their two talents have fashioned a record that’s urgent, honest, and fun. Remember fun?
Fitzgerald Night Club is located at 6615 Roosevelt Road in Berwyn. For tickets to see Robbie Fulks and Linda Gail Lewis, go online to https://www.ticketweb.com/venue/fitzgerald-s-berwyn-il/32814?pl= and follow the prompts.
Make your Robbie Lee Fulks and Linda Gail Lewis experience even more enjoyable by staying at the Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside. The hotel offers free shuttle service to and from O’Hare Airport in Chicago, affordable, comfortable rooms, a breakfast bar and restaurant and much more. The hotel is pet friendly and offers AAA rates.