Charley Crockett

Charley Crockett

Thurs, July 15 @ 7:00pm (doors @5:30)

Charley Crockett was born in San Benito, a southern Texas border town that also claims Freddy Fender as its own. Crockett was raised in the nearby Los Fresnos by a single mother who sang the blues in her spare time. Originally a fan of hip-hop, his musical horizons were expanded by an uncle who had a fondness for New Orleans brass bands. Crockett’s mother moved his family to Dallas, but once he entered his late adolescence, he wound up wandering to New Orleans, where he built up his chops busking, incorporating elements of country and swing into his blues-anchored Americana. He relocated to New York City in 2009, where he continued to sing on the streets and subways, eventually becoming part of a group called Trainrobbers.

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Crockett split from Trainrobbers prior to the band recording a debut, headed out to California, where he played for a while until he moved back to Texas, settled in Dallas and released his debut album, A Stolen Jewel, in 2015. The album played well in the Dallas area, earning Charley Crockett the title of Best Blues Act from the Dallas Observer Music Awards. A year later, he released In the Night, which found him moving toward country.

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