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Charley Crockett

Concerts & MusicGrowing up with a single mother in San Benito, Texas, the hometown of Tejano star Freddy Fender was not easy for blues singer Charley Crockett. Hitchhiking across the country exposed Crockett to the street life at a young age, following in the footsteps of his relative, American folk hero Davy Crockett, who also lived a wild life on the American frontier. After train hopping across the country, singing on the streets for change in New Orleans French Quarter, busking in New York City and performing across Texas and Northern California, Crockett set off to travel the world and lived on the streets of Paris for nearly a year before searching for home in Spain, Morocco, and Northern Africa.The blues artist returned home to Texas and released his debut solo album titled A Stolen Jewel in 2015, receiving critical acclaim in Dallas and ultimately landing him a Dallas Observer Music Award that year for Best Blues Act. A record rich with Southern flavor, a musical gumbo of Delta blues, honky-tonk, gospel and Cajun jazz, Jewel proved that Crockett, born into poverty in the Rio Grande, had come home to make his musical mark on the South. Crockett, who is self-described as elusive, rebellious and self-taught, has been compared to legends like Bill Withers, Merle Haggard, and Gary Clark Jr.He released his sophomore record In The Night, an admirable nod to his Texas country and Louisiana blues roots, on June 4 and ended 2016 having played over 125 shows. In the Night and Crocketts song I Am Not Afraid received international recognition from top tastemakers after being picked by NPR Music as one of the Top 10 Songs Public Radio Cant Stop Playing and selected by David Dye to be featured on World Cafe in late July. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram called it an impressive calling card, full of Crocketts plaintive soulfulness and swinging tempos and Central Track noted the artist as having the well-rounded songwriting capabilities of Van Morrison and a vocal approach that finds common gro
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Start:
May 25, 2018
End:
May 25, 2018
Where:
FitzGerald's 6615 West Roosevelt Road Berwyn, Illinois 60402 United States
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Event Type:
Concerts & Music
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