Texas-based artist Charley Crockett lives and breathes old-school country and blues. The old soul has made a name for himself as not only a master interpreter of traditional songs, but also one of the finest torch-carriers of classic-minded country, blues and Cajun music for the modern world.
Crockett, a direct descendent of folk hero Davy Crockett, has announced that he'll release a new album, Charley Crockett presents Lil G.L.'s Blue Bonanza, on Dec. 7 via Thirty Tigers. The album, his second release of 2018, features 15 songs originally performed by George Jones, Ernest Tubb, Lavelle White, Ray Charles and more.
On Nov. 26, Crockett shared the first release from the forthcoming album, the soulful, melancholy "Good Time Charley's Got the Blues," a tune written by Danny O'Keefe and recorded by Elvis Presley, Leon Russell, Waylon Jennings and more.
"I love timeless songs," Crockett said in a press release. "I've always believed that the more timeless songs you learn how to play, the more timeless songs you can write."
Listen to the song below.
Charley Crockett presents Lil G.L.'s Blue Bonanza is the follow up to Crockett's earlier 2018 release Lonesome As a Shadow, which was included on Wide Open Country's list of the 25 best albums of 2018 so far. The new album is the second in Crocket's Lil G.L. series, following 2017's Lil G.L.'s Honky Tonk Jubilee.
Crockett will wrap up 2018 with a string of shows with Jaime Wyatt. He'll also perform at California's Stagecoach Festival in April of 2019.