2013 in Review

2013 was a big year for Team Fullbright! Starting off with the anticipation of the Grammy Awards and a big trip for John and Buffalo to the UK, touring, touring, touring, playing, playing, playing, with some time off for fun and van repairs, until it was mid-summer and John came home for WoodyFest. In the fall there was Americana Fest, studio time, and playing for the home crowd. Other high points included the release of the music video for “Gawd Above,” recording and touring with Amy Speace, being on Later… With Jools Holland, Bonnaroo, the Lone Star Music Awards, the Black Crowes… and John turned 25.

The Wall Street Journal ranked John as one of the Ten Best Concerts of 2013, with Jim Fusilli calling his show “ferocious…with his voice and guitar biting just right in a powerful presentation of rock and country that redefines his vast potential.”

Here’s to another great year in 2014.

  • January, filming the video for Amy Speace's song, "The Sea and the Shore." So cold!
  • The UK and the BBC. Not bad for a kid from Bearden, Oklahoma.
  • Whispering Bob.
  • February, night before the Grammys, at the Troubadour with Emmylou and Rodney... and Bonnie!
  • John and Buffalo arrive at the Grammys.
  • At rehearsal with Wes.
  • Dressing room. Waiting to go on.
  • Onstage at the Grammys.
  • Release of the "Gawd Above" video.
  • Times of London.
  • Later... With Jools Holland.
  • Sightseers in London.
  • Lone Star Music Awards, best emerging artist.
  • Happy birthday, John! Thanks to Zoey's Ventura for the cake!
  • At the "Jam in the Van" recording in Malibu.
  • MayFest in Tulsa.
  • Life on the road.
  • So glamorous.
  • But not all bad. Flyfishing in Oregon.
  • WoodyFest, Okemah, Oklahoma.
  • Back to the UK again with Amy Speace.
  • Catching some Zs in Ireland.
  • The Americana Music Association awards show at the Ryman Auditorium.
  • With the Black Crowes in New York.
  • Back home, back to the studio.
  • John and Wes at work on the new CD.
  • The guys in Houston. (Photo: David Britton)
  • Been a big year.