Charley Crockett takes "Lonesome As A Shadow" to Europe this week23-07-2018
Growing 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, playing in New York City subway cars and performing across Texas, California, and everywhere in between, Crockett set off to travel the world and lived on the streets of Paris for a year before wandering in Spain, Morocco, and Northern Africa.
The blues artist returned home to Texas and released his debut album in 2015, followed by a sophomore album in 2016. Now in 2018, Crockett released Lonesome As A Shadow, an album of all original material recorded in Memphis at the legendary Sam Phillip's Recording Service. Backed by his band of Blue Drifters, this album was recorded live to tape in the middle of a long year of touring. It's a musical gumbo of influences that showcases the various depths of Crockett's sound.
He set out to tour the US and internationally this year. He's shared the stage with Turnpike Troubadours, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, John Paul White, Justin Townes Earl, JD McPherson and many others. This week Charley Crockett will return to mainland Europe for three shows: