1.Robbie Fulks Residency @ The Hideout
-- This year the residency had less individual stand-out shows than last year. This ranking is cumulative, but I still feel it is deserved as top ranking. Over the course of this year I saw 31 of the shows. There were more than 400 different songs performed by Robbie and his friends, over 250 of which weren’t performed during last year’s series of shows. Music ranged from Liz Phair's "H.W.C." to George Gershwin's "Lady Be Good" to the bluegrass traditional "More Pretty Girls Than One." In addition to the varied music performed by extremely talented musicians, Robbie is funny and has great chemistry with most of his guests.
2.3/17 Charles Bradley @ Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop, sxsw, Austin