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Ken Tucker reviewed From the Ground Up on NPR’s “Fresh Air” today.

John Fullbright: How to Connect ‘From The Ground Up’

Speaking in the voice of God in “Gawd Above,” Fullbright doesn’t seem like a callow youth overreaching for profundity… Fullbright is building the foundation for his method: acoustic guitar and piano, mostly, with vocals that are conversationally inflected whenever they don’t build into a strangled yowl…

There’s an unassuming sureness to Fullbright’s best songs. He’s an Oklahoma kid who’s not pushing his Okie authenticity down your ears. Instead, he already knows how to pull back, to establish a mood and then fill it in with details both verbal and musical that draw you into his world, and make you momentarily forget your own.

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