Ahead of his Australian debut, Dan Rennie speaks to country troubadour Charley Crockett.
CHARLEY CROCKETT, the South Texas-born singer/songwriter makes his Australian debut in March 2023, bringing with him his guitar and his honky-tonk blues and folk tunes.
Following on from the success of his acclaimed and award-winning 12th album, The Man From Waco, Crockett will deliver his deep American country with his long-time razor-sharp band, The Blue Drifters for his inaugural must-see-to-believe Australian tour.
Charley Crockett and The Blue Drifters recorded The Man from Waco live-to-tape, resulting in a collection of original songs about a fictional Western story inspired by Crockett’s pals and heroes.
Charley Crockett released the album in September 2022 through his own label, Son of Davy alongside Thirty Tigers. The Man from Waco immediately climbed to the top of the US charts, owning the #1 spot on Americana radio for weeks.
Oozing Americana, Crockett’s country looseness is lush and as timeless as classic tales of outlaws on the run and filled with cowboy ballads that smoulder like a campfire.
‘A sweet and sultry slice of southern soul’ – Brooklyn Vegan.
He’s a distant relative of Davy Crockett and has played music on the streets of New Orleans to Dallas, hitchhiking with his guitar and riding trains in the style of Woody Guthrie. You can hear these stories from the road and street in his songs, somehow capturing that sweet spot between country, soul, folk and blues that dives deep into America and its music.
‘This man is chock full of good music and vibes and will have the men dreamin’ and the women thinkin’ this March. Wildly excited to finally bring him and the band here. Charley, along with his pal Sierra Ferrell, are the shining stars of Americana right now, both couldn’t be hotter. How lucky are we to get to see them all within 6 months!’ said BT from Love Police.
Joining CHARLEY CROCKETT on his Australian tour will be Sydney’s very own alt-country queen CAITLIN HARNETT & THE PONY BOYS who will play alongside Crockett in Brisbane, Melbourne and their hometown in NSW.
Love Police & Frontier Touring present CHARLEY CROCKETT & HIS BAND
with CAITLIN HARNETT & THE PONY BOYS
1 MARCH Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW
2 MARCH The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
5 MARCH Northcote Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Love Police and Frontier Touring Members can access the pre-sale, which starts 8am AEDT, Monday 5 December.
TICKETS Also appearing at TENT POLE : A MUSICAL JAMBOREE MARCH 4 Mt Duneed https://www.tentpolemusicfestival.com/