Charley Crockett - Lonesome As A Shadow

180 Gram Black Vinyl LP Record + Download

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Lonesome As A Shadow is the fourth studio album by American roots singer songwriter Charley Crockett, released in April 2018 via Son Of Davy and Thirty Tigers.

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, busking in New York City and performing across Texas and Northern California, Crockett set off to travel the world and lived on the streets of Paris for nearly a year before searching for home in Spain, Morocco, and Northern Africa.

The blues artist returned home to Texas and released his debut solo album titled A Stolen Jewel in 2015, receiving critical acclaim in Dallas and ultimately landing him a Dallas Observer Music Award that year for 'Best Blues Act'. A record 'rich with Southern flavour, a musical gumbo of Delta blues, honky-tonk, gospel and Cajun jazz,' Jewel proved that Crockett, born into poverty in the Rio Grande, had come home to make his musical mark on the South.

Crockett, who is self-described as elusive, rebellious and self-taught, has been compared to legends like Bill Withers, Merle Haggard, and Gary Clark Jr.

He released his sophomore record In The Night, an admirable nod to his Texas country and Louisiana blues roots, in 2016 and played over 125 shows that year. '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 song writing 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.'

In 2017, he's spent the year building a large fan base across the country with his much talked about live show while selling out shows in his native Texas and surrounding states. He's remained on the road most of the year appearing at top festivals like Pilgrimage and Americana Music Fest, as well as touring with the Turnpike Troubadours, Lucero, ShinyRibs, Samantha Fish, Old 97's, and others.

In April 2018, he released Lonesome as a Shadow, a collection of purely original songs. It was recorded at Sam C. Phillips Recording Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, and produced by Matt Ross-Spang.

The opening track, "I Wanna Cry", was written for his sister who had died from a methamphetamine overdose. The album was dedicated to Henry "Ragtime Texas" Thomas.

Following its April release date, Crockett toured again backed by his band the Blue Drifters.

This album is on 180 gram black vinyl housed in a single pocket sleeve with a download, pressed in the US via Thirty Tigers.

(11517)

Tracklisting:

 

No.

Track

Time

A1

I Wanna Cry

2:24

A2

The Sky'd Become Teardrops

2:12

A3

Ain't Gotta Worry Child

3:05

A4

How Long Will I Last

2:28

A5

If Not The Fool

2:47

A6

Help Me Georgia

2:20

A7

Lonesome As A Shadow

2:28

B1

Sad & Blue

2:46

B2

Lil' Girl's Name

2:01

B3

Oh So Shaky

2:55

B4

Goin' Back To Texas

2:24

B5

Change Yo' Mind

2:18

SKU 11517
Record Label Son Of Davy
Label / Model # Independent
Catalogue Number SOD-004
Country US - United States
Release Date (Year) 20 April 2018
Original Release Date (Year) 20 April 2018
Barcode # 752830933149
Shipping Weight 0.2800kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 180 Gram Black Vinyl, Single Pocket Sleeve, Download
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Country
Format VINYL LP

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