Something for the weekend: Charley Crockett “Welcome to Hard Times”

We leave you this week dear reader with the first track to be released from Charley Crockett’s new studio album ‘Welcome To Hard Times’ which will be released July 31st on Thirty Tigers. Produced by Mark Neill, with songwriting contributions from Pat McLaughlin and Dan Auerbach, the record is described a genre-bending mix of classic country, psychedelic spaghetti western and rhythm & blues. He tells us: “This record is for the folks who feel like everything’s fixed. If you think you’re playing a rigged game, you’re right. If it seems like all the cards are marked in advance, they are. But you still gotta roll the dice, even when you know they’re loaded.” The terrific video is shot on location in the Sierra Nevadas, and is part of a series Crockett is shooting and directing over the next month, where he will play the same character walking alone through isolated landscapes in the American wilderness. At least he’ll be socially distancing. Have a good one.


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Author: Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield has been the Editor of Americana UK for the last 17 years and still feels like this is his pretend job, mainly because it is.

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