Music

Charley Crockett & His Band plus Sierra Ferrell (US)

25 MAY 2019 | The Spiegeltent Newcastle

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Love Police are thrilled to announce the debut Australian tour by the exceptionally talented Texan singer song-writer Charley Crockett.

A poor kid from south Texas whose ancestry traces back to Davy Crockett. Charley cut his teeth busking on the streets of New Orleans and the subway platforms of New York City. Today, Crockett has honed a colourful stage persona with a distinctly retro flair, complete with vintage pearl-snap shirts, high-waisted slacks and a homespun, irreverent sense of humor.  

This May Crockett will embark on his highly-anticipated first Australian tour, bringing his rootsy take on Americana music to intimate venues in Melbourne, Castlemaine, Sydney and Newcastle joined by Sierra Ferrell.

“In the Night” and Crockett’s 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 Can't 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 Crockett's 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 ground between Bill Withers and early Dr. John." Crockett graced the cover of Buddy Magazine in May 2016, who called him “the archetype of the new American vagabond.” 

He has shared the stage with artists like Turnpike Troubadours, Leon Bridges, Justin Townes Earle, Citizen Cope, Alejandro Escovedo, Joe Ely, Sean Hayes, Tab Benoit, Ace Enders and others.  

 

 

"The old soul has made a name for himself as not only a master interpreter of traditional songs, but also one of the finest torch-carriers of classic-minded country, blues and Cajun music for the modern world."

- Wide Open Country



Suitability Rated: PG

Presented by: Strut & Fret in association with Love Police