Charley Crockett: Jukebox Charley with special guest Vincent Neil Emerson
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 • 7:30 PM
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Some would call him neo country-western, others a bluesman - whatever you might think he is or isn’t, he’ll change your mind with his next song. That’s part of the fun riding shotgun with Charley Crockett. His voice is one-of-a-kind. His distinctive, plaintive vocals crack unapologetically with emotion, and he phrases his lines around the beat like a jazz singer, while he expounds upon personal relationships and the world beyond.
He hustled hard to survive, living a transient life, taking whatever he needed, whenever he needed it, and hoping he wouldn’t get caught. He sold weed to get by, at one point working the harvest in clandestine marijuana fields in the northwest. Twice, he was convicted of a felony crime. Music provided the way out. Charley has endured the collapse of the recording industry, no money, societal ennui, the Covid-19 pandemic, open heart surgery, one-night stands, long distance rides in a van, loud truck stops and diners serving stale lukewarm coffee to get to where he is now.
Now comes Charley’s tenth album in his six-year career. All those records have come with a “No Two Alike” guarantee, particularly the last three releases: the darkly prescient Welcome to Hard Times; the semi-autobiographical, hard-core country-roots of The Valley; and 10 for Slim, his tribute of songs by the obscure and wholly authentic Texas honky-tonk maestro James Hand.
In true Crockett tradition, the double LP titled “Music City U.S.A” is as ambitious and ground-breaking as each piece of recorded music he’s put out so far. Sad, uplifting, hard, and sweet, complex and delicate all at once, his songs are like life itself, just like the songs’ creator - nothing you’ve heard or seen before - a genuine Texas original. Don’t miss Charley Crockett make his Big Top Chautauqua debut this June!
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