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Charley Crockett Wrote Songs About Hard Times in America. Then 2020 Happened.
Certain details tend to get repeated over and over about Charley Crockett’s life: that the musician is a descendent of Davy, the complicated frontiersman; that he began his musical education in a Los Fresnos trailer park and advanced it while staying with an uncle in the French Quarter of New Orleans and busking; that he signed an ill-fated deal during his days performing on a subway platform; and that he grew very resourceful while subsisting outside the system and, at times, on the wrong side of the law. His life is a seemingly inexhaustible source of human interest material. What often gets overlooked, though, is how Crockett’s long and winding journey to a somewhat more conventional music career has shaped so much about his approach…View Original Post