Charley Crockett announces 2022 UK dates

Photo credit: Bobby Cochran

Country crooner Texan Charley Crockett has announced a series of UK/European dates this coming autumn, kicking off in Dublin and Glasgow on 28th/30th October. Crockett released his latest album ‘Jukebox Charley’ at the end of last month – the fourth edition of his Lil’ G.L. tribute series in which he looks back for inspiration and crafting his own singular sound through self-penned songs and the songs of others. On this new album, produced by Billy Horton, Crockett mines country music’s past and then processes it through his “Gulf & Western” sound – weaving old school blues, R&B, soul, cajun, western swing and other classic touchstones with country. And while the album features songs written by country legends like Willie Nelson, Tom T. Hall and George Jones, Crockett also shines a light on songs from regional acts like Louisiana’s Larry Brasso or a deep cut from Red Sovine. And even when he’s interpreting songs from country legends, Crockett steers toward lesser-known or underappreciated cuts, eschewing staples of the genre.

In the US, Crockett is currently on his (mostly sold out) coast-to-coast headlining “Jukebox Charley” tour. He’s been tapped by Willie Nelson to open a number of US amphitheater shows this summer, and he will also be joining various dates of Nelson’s roving Outlaw Music Festival as well as Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic in Austin, TX. Additionally, Crockett will perform at several other summer festivals including Palomino Festival, Bourbon & Beyond Festival, Peacemaker Music Festival and Moon River Music Festival. You know, if you’re feeling flush as it were.

Here are those dates:

October 28 – Workman’s – Dublin
October 30 – Oran Mor – Glasgow
October 31 – Deaf Institute – Manchester
November 1 – Jazz Café – London
November 3 – Yuca – Cologne
November 4 – Quasimodo – Berlin
November 5 – Take Root Festival – Groningen, NL

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Mark Whitfield has been Editor of Americana UK for the last 20 years while also working in public health as his day job, which has been kind of busy recently.

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