May 26 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm MDT
Raised as an only child in the mountains of rural Western Colorado, A.J. was brought up surrounded by numerous styles of music ranging from; Rock, Folk, Bluegrass, Roots, & Blues.
His biggest musical influences ended up being found in his parents’ collection of Classic Rock & Blues records. Playing solo, and in local bands throughout his mid-teens, by age 19 he was playing full-time supporting his rapidly developing solo career. His style of playing falls somewhere between the finger picking & slide of Country Roots music, and the groove based uptempo sensibilities of Blues and Rock & Roll.
In the few short years of his professional career, A.J. has won a number of awards & accolades. In 2016 he was the winner of the Colorado Blues Society’s “I.B.C Competition” , as well as winning the following Colorado Blues Society “Members Choice Awards”:
Colorado Blues Society “Members’ Choice Awards”:
– Young Performer (2016)
– Best Guitarist (2017)
– Best Solo/Duo ( 2016, 2017, 2018)
– Best Band (2017)
– Best Male Vocals (2017)
– Best Slide Guitar (,2016 2017, 2018)
– Best Songwriter (2017)
– Best Acoustic Act (2017, 2018)
– Best Local Recording [“Kalamath”] (2017)
Fullerton has played such events as; The International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN., The Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, The Clarksdale Juke Joint Festival, Bohemian Nights New West Fest, and The Durango Blues Train. A.J. is often hailed as, “The Real Deal”, and is frequently called one of the hardest working young musicians on the scene.