Bruce Robison and John Fullbright with special guest Summer Dean
John Fullbright and Bruce Robison
Set for a series of statewide shows this spring, John Fullbright and Bruce Robison are pairing up under the latter’s Next Waltz banner and taking the part record label, part multi-media project, and part artist management team’s vision of artistic integrity and value of ambitious and authentic music on the road for an April Texas tour - lovingly called ‘The Next Waltz Barnstorming.’
Oklahoma based John Fullbright is a GRAMMY-nominated songwriter finding refuge in playing the piano whose latest release - 2022’s The Liar - is an exploration of the highs and lows of emotion, the good times and the aftermath. Fullbright has also received an Americana Music Association Emerging Artist nomination and awards from ASCAP and the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.
In regard to the Lone Star State’s finest tunesmiths, Bruce Robison lands at the top of the heap. His songwriting turned the heads of some of the industry’s biggest artists and took them to the top of the charts (The Chicks’ No. 1 version of “Travelin’ Soldier,” George Strait’s recording of “Wrapped” and the beautiful Tim McGraw / Faith Hill rendition of “Angry All The Time,” to name a few). While those achievements might be considered the pinnacle of a songwriting career to some, Robison has never been one to rest on his laurels. He is always creating.
In 2016, Bruce turned his focus toward his other passion project, The Next Waltz, a “virtual social house” of music, videos and interviews spotlighting the artists and songs that make up the pedigree of this generation’s cream of the crop. In his studio - The Bunker - located just outside of Austin, Robison hosts and records an evolving array of artists who share in his commitment to continue the tradition of collaborative creativity. Everything in Bruce’s studio is recorded on analog tape “with no digital shenanigans – just like back when music was good.” With a list of musician credits that could easily be mistaken for a hall-of-fame roll call, Robison delivers a truly organic listening experience that includes “happy accidents and all kinds of things that just feel real.”