Charley Crockett is a new name to almost everyone here at Pickathon, and lucky for us, he’s just released a new album, ‘Lonesome As A Shadow’, to help round out the month of April. It’s a sort-of country, sort-of Memphis soul, sort-of crooner batch of songs – all of which we’re looking forward to seeing this summer.
Oh, and the rumors you might have heard about Charley being related to Davy… they’re true, and he may have been more of an interesting guy than what we were (or weren’t) taught in school:
“Davy lived a wild life, a frontier life,” Crockett notes. “I tend to think of him as maybe a man who got over mythologized; I call it the Disneyfication of Davy Crockett. I think the real man may have been more interesting because of that independent spirit, that spirit of wanting to make your own way and be left alone to do it. I can relate to that, and I think I’m doing something similar with music. I’ve been independent and definitely treading water where other people don’t want to tread.”