My KUTX: John Fullbright

My KUTX

My KUTX: John Fullbright

Posted by on Apr 2, 2015

Photo by Kate Burns

Singer-songwriter John Fullbright grew up in Okemah, Oklahoma, the birthplace of Woody Guthrie. He picked up the piano at age five and later turned to the guitar, but his real musical education came at the Blue Door, the legendary Oklahoma City club that’s been home to songwriters like Ray Wylie Hubbard, Jimmy LaFave, Arlo Guthrie and many more.

In 2012–when he was just 24–Fullbright earned a Grammy nomination for his first album, From The Ground Up. His latest, last year’s Songs, drew comparisons to Neil Young and Townes Van Zandt, but Fullbright is a pretty down-to-earth guy: as our guest DJ this week, he picked a lot of songs that his mother introduced to him. You can see his full playlist and listen to his episode below.

–Art Levy

John Fullbright’s playlist:

1. Bobby Bare – “The Winner”

2. Shel Silverstein – “25 Minutes To Go”

3. Bob Dylan – “Mr. Tambourine Man”

4. Bob Dylan – “Subterranean Homesick Blues”

5. Merle Haggard – “Mama Tried”

6. Frank Zappa – “Peaches En Regalia”

7. Willie Nelson – “I’d Have To Be Crazy”

8. Booker T. & The MG’s – “Something”

9. Carole King – “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”

10. Jim Croce – “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown”

11. James Barton & the ‘Paint Your Wagon’ Ensemble – “Wand’rin’ Star”

12. Jerry Lee Lewis – “Mean Woman Blues” (Live at the Star-Club, Hamburg, Germany, 1964)