Very excited to announce my artist endorsement with Cloverlick Banjos. Cloverlick Banjos are a high end banjo manufacture out of Fort Collins, CO. All Cloverlick Banjos are handmade one-of-a-kind pieces of art made in the USA.
Cloverlick Banjo Mission Statement:
”It is our mission to run a business that is accountable to the environment, community, and greater ideals. Our family business is built on Purpose, Service, and Gratitude. We believe that in order to receive one must first give. When receiving the gift of success it is vital to continually give back to the community in order to sustain the balance in which business and community can thrive together. Through a variety of outreach efforts involving music, art, education, sustainability and local business we believe we can contribute to the wonderful city that Fort Collins already is while spreading its spirit to other communities.”
The “Fullertone” Banjo was a collaborative experiment between myself, and Mark “Rooster” Austin head luthier at Cloverlick. The idea was to build an experimental 5 String banjo tuned to GDGBE. The “Fullertone” forgoes standard acoustic banjo pickups, and instead has a Tiesco Gold Foil Pickup built into the brass cover plate.
As of June 2018 I’m excited to announce my collaborative endorsement with Delaney Guitars. Delaney Guitars are are handmade in Bastrop, Texas by Michael Delaney & his crew. We’ve worked hard over the past few months designing all the features for my “A.J. Fullerton” signature model Delaney.
The “A.J. Fullerton” signature model Delaney incorporates the following stock features:
Lightweight semi-hollow ash body
(Black aniline dye w/ thin coat of nitrocellulose lacquer)
Flamed Maple Neck
(“Modern C” shape. Roughly .800-.860 profile.)
Lollar Imperial Humbucker Pickups
Tune-a-Matic Saddle & Stopbar Tailpiece
3 Way Togle Switch + 2 Volume & 2 Tone
Hipshot Pearl Tuners
Nickel Wound D’Addario Strings (EXL116 11-52)
A.J. Fullerton will be bringing the full band up to Bohemian Nights - NewWestFest this fall. Catch his set August 10th, 2018 at 6:35pm on The Library Park Stage in downtown Fort Collins, CO.
Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest is a free, three-day music festival held each August in historic downtown Fort Collins. The 2018 festival will take place Aug. 10, 11 and 12. In addition to a large Colorado lineup, three renowned headliners anchor main stage performances each night. Click here to view the 2018 lineup.
The annual festival is co-produced by the Downtown Fort Collins Business Association and Bohemian Nights. This free community music festival features a variety of genres and includes a family-centered Kids’ Music Adventure
"Glenn Tapia" - Bass Guitar:
Glenn Tapia (Bass) is a Colorado native and has been playing locally since the late 1990s. Glenn has played with many local blues, rock, funk and jam/fusion acts and prides himself on his simple yet effective style. He has twice earned the opportunity to compete at the International Blues Competition in Memphis, TN from his work in Colorado.
Glenn plays Fender basses and Genzler amplification. Glenn is also co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Bass Slam, a charitable musical event for bass enthusiasts that provides funding and musical instruments for the Blue Star Connection.
"Don Stahl" - Drums:
Don Stahl comes to A.J. Fullerton’s band armed with 35 years of playing drums on tour, on stage and in studio. A graduate of the world famous, “Musicians Institute” in Hollywood, CA, Don learned early what it takes to be a professional, working player. His lifelong focus has been supporting the artist (in any genre of music) while still expressing and bringing his own identity to the band mix.
“I’m very proud to be working with A.J. Fullerton and his band this summer, and I’m excited to contribute and share the sound we’re creating together. Come hear this band!”
Don uses Vic Firth sticks, Sabian cymbals, Remo heads, Pearl, Sonor, and Eames drum shells and Noble & Cooley snares.
"Jake Friel" - Harmonica:
At just 22 years old, Jake James Friel has a firm grasp on the blues far beyond his years. From Canton, Ohio, the harmonica was first put in Jake’s hands at the age of 2. Jake’s professional career started around the age of 13, and as of 2018 he has toured much of the United States & Europe. Over the years Jake has shared the stage artists such as: Reese Wynans, Mud Morganfield, Rick Estrin, Kid Anderson, Tony Holiday, John Nemeth, MonkeyJunk, Selwyn Birchwood, Wallace Coleman, and many more.
I'm excited to announce that Fuchs Audio Technology has decided to take me on as an endorsed artist as of May 2018. I have been a fan of their ODS series amps for a number of years. It has been a pleasure working with the folks at Fuchs to design my custom 30 watt ODS combo.
Fuchs Amps are made in Clifton, NJ. USA. Andy, Neil, and the rest of the Fuchs team are friendly & easy to work with. Best of all, you can call them up, and get a real person on the phone instead of a recording.
Fuchs Artist Include:
- Devon Allman
- John Bell (Widespread Panic)
- Joe Bonamasa
- Coy Bowles (Zac Brown Band)
- Jaden Carlson
- Jake Cinninger (Umphreys Mcgee)
- Al Di Meola
- Luther Dickenson (North Mississippi Allstarts)
- Eric Gales
- Warren Haynes
- Jimmy Herring (Widespread Panic)
- Nils Lofgren
- Carlos Santana
- Derek Trucks
- Dweezil Zapa
- & Many Others
Very excited to announce that I'll be bringing the band out to Las Vegas, NV. September 2018 to play at the Big Blues Bender at the Plaza Hotel. I'll be sharing the bill with:
Kenny Wayne Sheperd, JJ Grey & Mofo, Tab Benoit, Elvin Bishop, Samantha Fish, Marcus King, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Marcia Ball, Anna Popovic, Curtis Salgado, Jimmy Hall, Southern Hospitality, Robert Finley, Tinsley Ellis, Victor Wainwright & The Train, Mr. Sipp, The Mississippi Blues Child, John Nemeth and The Blue Dreamers, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Cedric Burnside Project, Sugaray Rayford, Eric Gales, Albert Castiglia, RL Boyce, John Primer and Bob Corritore, Damon Fowler, Jason Ricci and The Bad Kind, Jp Soars and The Red Hots, Guitar Shorty, The War & Treaty, Jimmy Carpenter Band, Annika Chambers Band, Blues Beatles, Alastair Greene Band, Rae Gordon, Chris Tofield Band, Brody Buster, Shanda & The Howlers, Anne Harris, Terrie Odabi, Red Young, Randy Oxford, Doug Woolverton, Mark Earley, Russel Jackson
Hope to see you there!
-Best Local Recording (“Kalamath”)
-Best Male Vocals
-Best Slide Guitar
-Best Acoustic Act
Released Aug. 24th, 2017, Kalamath has been garnering wide attention. In the months following it's release, the album has recieved stellar reviews from such sources as The Marquee Magazine, The BolderBeat, and The Montrose Daily Press.
Kalamath also won the honor of being nominated the "Best Self Produced Album" of 2017 by The Colorado Blues Society, and will be entered in the 2018 International Blues Challenge.
"...Kalamath puts forth a modern blues concept based on the Hill Country Blues of North Mississippi which draws on a century of tradition while striking out into new territory along the way. With aton of guests and a lyrics-forward approach to the blues, Kalamath is an impressive album by any means. The fact that it’s a debut from a 22-year-old makes it incredible"
- The Marquee Magazine / Denver, CO. / Sept. 1, 2017
"...a whirlwind of that finger-picking blues..."
"....Fullerton has recently exploded onto the state scene..."
"... his outstanding slide ability, steaming vocals, and his incredible finger-picking style, almost sounds as though he brought the blues back from the dead..."
"Overall, Kalamath will introduce you to a new world of blues..."
The BolderBeat / Boulder, CO. / Aug. 24, 2017
“Kalamath” is a sensational 10-song LP greatly inspired by blues, rock, folk and other sounds..."
The Montrose Daily Press / Montrose, CO. / Aug. 23, 2017
Excited to announce the upcoming release of my debut studio album "Kalamath" after more than a year in the making. Collaborations on the album include such names as; Taylor Scott, Nic Clark, Brandon Bailey, Sharde Thomas (Granddaughter of Otha Turner) , Megan Burtt, Hannah Holbrook (Of the band SHEL), Stud Ford (Grandson of T-Model Ford) , Lionel Young ( Two time International Blues Challenge winner) , and many more.
The official release date is scheduled for August 24th, 2017. The release show will be held at, The Marina at Cherry Creek from 6:00pm -9:30pm. Tickets $10
A.J. Fullerton (ft. Nic Clark) will be headlining the Durango Blues Train on June 2nd & 3rd, 2017 Along with A.J., the full lineup includes; Phil Wiggins & George Kilby Jr., Felix Y Los Gatos, Ben Prestage, Grant Sabin, and Chris Yakopcic. A.J. headlined the train back in May 2015, and is excited to be making a repeat appearance.
A.J. Fullerton was announced today as part of the lineup for the2017 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival. This will be A.J.'s 4th time performing at the festival in some facet. Every year the festival continues to prove itself to be one of the best festivals around. Sharing the stage with A.J. this fall will be two of his good friends Stud Ford & Nic Clark.