“Live From Cain’s” is a smart and edgy concept for public radio combining the power of live music with thought-provoking and entertaining conversations. Hosted by critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter Robbie Fulks, and featuring a talented house band of Tulsa musicians led by Paul Benjaman, “Live From Cain’s” episodes will include nationally touring musical co-hosts that will attract listening audiences from coast-to-coast while showcasing Cain’s Ballroom as an historic music venue and Tulsa as a premier American destination for music, tourism and culture.
Hosted by Robbie Fulks
Robbie Fulks is a singer, recording artist, instrumentalist, composer and songwriter. His most recent release, 2018’s Wild, Wild, Wild! with Linda Gail Lewis, has been featured on NPR’s “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross, and in American Songwriter, Paste, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, and other publications. His 2017 album, Upland Stories, earned year’s-best recognition from NPR and Rolling Stone among many others, as well as two Grammy nominations, for “Folk Album” and “American Roots Song” (“Alabama at Night”).
Robbie’s radio experience includes multiple appearances on WSM’s “Grand Ole Opry”; PRI’s “Whadd’ya Know”; NPR’s “Fresh Air,” “Mountain Stage,” and “World Café” and “Laura Ingraham Show.” From 2004 to 2008 he hosted an hour-long performance/interview program for XM Satellite Radio, “Robbie’s Secret Country.” Robbie will be joined on stage by a powerful lineup of guests to be announced.
Paul Benjaman and “The Tulsa Sound” House Band
Building on the Tulsa Sound made famous by Leon Russell and JJ Cale, musician Paul Benjaman expands the groove-based genre to encompass most styles of American music, including rock, funk, country and blues.
Paul has played or toured with the likes of Jason Isbell, Kris Kristofferson, Jamey Johnson, Steve Earle and Lucinda Williams. His “Sunday Nite Thing” at Tulsa’s legendary The Colony Bar is a long-running, laid-back weekly jam featuring a rotating cast of local artists and touring musicians. In addition to Paul’s signature guitar and vocals, “The Tulsa Sound House Band” will showcase the best musicians Tulsa has to offer.
Tune in T-Town Productions
“Live from Cain’s is produced by Tune in T-Town Productions, a not-for-profit endeavor featuring nearly 100 years of experience in public radio, concert production and promotion and live and recorded music performance. Through this pilot radio production, the producers of “Live From Cain’s” will make an hour-long edited music show available free of charge to public radio stations nationwide.