A.J. Fullerton

  • A.J. Fullerton
  • Genre
    Blues
  • Date
    Sunday 08/14/2016
  • Time
    11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Place
    Singer-Songwriters Stage
  • A.J. Fullerton is a 21-year-old blues/rock/roots artist raised in rural western Colorado. Playing guitar since the age of 14, he has steadily built a reputation around Colorado and across the USA, spending most of his time on the road touring.

    Fullerton is best known for his powerful vocals often described as "€œgritty, but soulful"€ and â€"beyond his years."€ His instrumental style is centered around his nimble finger-picking, raw bottleneck slide and the steady thump of his homemade stomp-box.

    His sound is steeped in tradition, but has a modern flair. Living on the road and getting by on whatever he makes at his shows, Fullerton lives a kind of authentic, do-it-yourself approach to the blues that comes through in his music.

    He was a 2016 Westword Music Awards "€œBest Colorado Blues Artist"€ nominee, a 2016 Mile High Blues Society representative to the International Blues Challenge youth showcase in Memphis, Tennessee, a 2015 Colorado Blues Society "Top 5 Young Blues Artists"€ nominee, and a 2014 Telluride Blues and Brews competition finalist.