JL Fulks

Jeffrey Lynn Fulks Jr. now known as JL Fulks was born in Greenville, South Carolina in 1990. At age 13, he began playing guitar, after being inspired by his father's love for the blues. JL’s immediate prowess with the instrument led to him joining The Praise Band at a local Christian School and in church. When his father noticed his son’s abilities, he gave him the Stevie Ray Vaughan album "Texas Flood" and told him, "If you're going to play guitar, play it like that.” Soon after, JL joined an original rock band in high school. The group ended up winning his high school’s “Battle of the Bands.”  Various Rock bands followed.

JL decided to further his musical knowledge by studying jazz with Adam Knight, an instructor at the University of South Carolina. Under Knight, JL's musical evolution branched out to jazz, blues and other styles.  When his family moved to South Florida in 2011, JL continued his musical education by enrolling with Berklee College of Music's online extension program. 

 




 
 JL relocated to Memphis, Tennessee in December of 2013, performed three successful tours as play full-time guitarist in Brandon Santini's band. He has shared the stage with such names as: Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Matt Schofield, Chris Duarte, Mac Arnold and the Plate Full of Blues Band, Victor Wainwright & The Wildroots, Selwyn Birchwood, and many more.  There were great blues clubs such as Buddy Guy's Legends in Chicago and the world famous Beale Street and also in Santini's band, JL performed at some great blues festivals such as The Daytona Blues Festival, The Springing the Blues Festival, and the Southwest Florida Blues Festival where they opened for legendary blues guitarist Johnny Winter.   Johnny Winter signed JL's Gibson, 335 guitar and now, to honor Johnny and to preserve the valued instrument, JL mostly plays a new, Heritage H535.

In 2016, JL & his band won South Florida's Regional Blues Challenge and made it to the Semi-Finals at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. Shortly after he released his self written and produced EP "On Down The Road" featuring award winning Blues artist Matt Schofield. The EP charted in three charts on the Roots Music Report and received many great reviews and plays worldwide. In October of 2016 JL was nominated for two IMEA Awards, Blues Song of The Year, and Blues Artist of The Year. JL won Blues Song of The Year and performed the winning song at the Tucker Theater in Nashville, TN for the 2016 IMEA Awards.

The newest single by JL Fulks "The Way She Makes Me Feel" was released in partner with Heritage Guitar Inc. The song is about his Heritage H535 "Ruby" and the music video was filmed inside the Heritage Guitar Factory. The music video features footage of the last ever video of the Original Gibson Factory in Kalamazoo, MI.

 






Now, at 27 years old, JL Fulks has already lived the dream that most musicians work their whole lives to achieve. JL's band has opened for Tab Benoit, Doyle Bramhall ll, Donavon Frankenreiter, Atlanta Rhythm Section, The Ragbirds, and Robert Randolph & Family Band. JL is currently endorsed by Heritage Guitar Inc., GHS Strings, Mojo Hand FX, and Cusack Music. He is also touring nationwide and is planning to start touring internationally in 2019.
 

.JL Fulks & his Band will be recording a live CD at Red Arrow Entertainment Recording studios in Westminster, SC on Sunday October 14th. Come be the cheers and be a part of a live audio, video and making of a live Album. This event will be limited to 50 people in the room, no food or drink will be served and you may not bring food or alcohol into the venue. This will be a very special and intimate listening experience.
 

 
      Video onYou Tube from 2015 up to date
Discography:  Audio Clips
 
Cold Mountain Stream | Single | 2018
Hold on Tight | Single | 2018
On Down The Road" | EP | 2016
Live Acoustic Session" | EP | 2016: CD
Carolina Song| Single | 2015
Heading Back To Memphis | EP | 2015
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Booking: Jim Nestor
Phone: 954-588-5144
 booking@bluzpik.com

 

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