Charley Crockett Releases New Video Starring James Hand, Adds New U.S. And European Dates To 2019 Tour 

Watch the video for “That’s How I Got To Memphis” here

Crockett adds NYC, DC, Chicago, Nashville shows and multiple dates in Spain to tour that already includes Stagecoach, Newport Folk and Grand Ole Opry debut 

April 15, 2019 – Charley Crockett – who Paste says “personified the sound of the Gulf Coast—a mix of vintage country and old-school R&B” during a recent live set – has added a slew of U.S. and European dates to his 2019 tour, and also releases a video today for his cover of Tom T. Hall’s “That’s How I Got To Memphis,” which stars James Hand, arguably the greatest living honky-tonk artist performing today. Crockett’s version of “That’s How I Got To Memphis” comes from the second of his 2018 albums, Lil G.L.’s Blue Bonanza, and the video was shot on location in Memphis with Hand while Crockett recovered from the life-saving open-heart surgery he underwent in January.

“The only reason I ever learned ‘That’s How I Got To Memphis’ is all because of James Hand,” says Crockett.  “I was up for an Ameripolitan Award a couple years back and I went down to one of Dale Watson’s showcases at Blues City on Beale Street. Well ol’ Slim got up on stage with the band and they went in to that old Tom T. Hall number. I think James Hand is the greatest living Honky-Tonker, and he had me in tears with the way he was singing those lyrics. He chokes me up every time I hear him sing. Well I ran back to Graceland where we were staying and sat up all night till I had that song down. Started doing it my very next show. I didn’t end up getting an award necessarily, but I felt I’d gotten even more out of being in Memphis then recognition. ‘That’s How I Got To Memphis’ is the most popular song off my Blue Bonanza record and probably has more to do with me breaking into the Billboard charts than any other song I’ve cut, and it just wouldn’t have happened without James getting to me like he did that night on Beale. Well if that don’t tell you how great James Hand is, I don’t know what does. You should hear the man’s originals too.”

Crockett kicked off his 2019 tour, his first since the open-heart surgery in January, with back-to-back sold out shows at the Kessler Theater in Dallas, TX. The new dates announced today include shows in Brooklyn, NY, Washington, DC, Chicago, IL and Nashville, TN, as well as September shows in Spain. Crockett will also play Stagecoach, Newport Folk, Red Wing Roots and Braun Brothers Reunion festivals, head to Europe in August, and make his Grand Ole Opry debut on June 25th. 

Crockett had been living with a hernia for seven years before the pain (and the funds to finally afford health insurance) led him to a doctor late last year to get surgery. As part of the hernia surgery prep, the 34-year-old Crockett visited a cardiologist who discovered that Crockett had been born without one of his three heart valves. Had he not discovered it, the doctor said Crockett would have suffered major heart failure in the next 12-24 months. Hear Crockett talk about his experience in a video made in partnership with the American Heart Association here. The Dallas Observer spoke to Crockett after his surgery, and you can read the powerful feature here.

Crockett recently had to cancel his upcoming Australian tour dates on doctor’s orders. The long flight, and subsequent flights to each show during the Australian tour, was too much for Crockett to undertake so soon after surgery.

Charley Crockett – 2019 Tour Dates

April 18 //Oklahoma City, OK// Tower Theatre

April 19 // Lawrence, KS // Granada Theater

April 20 // Denver, CO // Globe Hall

April 22 // Hailey, ID // The Mint

April 23 // Bozeman, MT // Live from the Divide

April 24 // Seattle, WA // Tractor Tavern

April 25 // Portland, OR // Polaris Hall

April 26 // Novato, CA // HopMonk Tavern Novato

April 27 // Indio, CA // Stagecoach Festival

April 28 // Los Angeles, CA // The Echo

May 3 // Austin, TX // Moody Theater ^

May 4 // New Braunfels, TX // Gruene Hall

May 17 // McKinney, TX // Hank’s

May 18 // Ft Worth, TX // The Ridglea Theater

Jun 4 // Rockford, IL // Anderson Japanese Gardens

Jun 5 // Chicago, IL // Joe’s Bar

Jun 6 // Wisconsin Dells, WI // Showboat Saloon

Jun 7 // Madison, IN // River Roots Festival

Jun 8 // Indianapolis, IN // The Hi-FI

Jun 13 // Denton, TX // Dan’s Silver Leaf

Jun 14  // Waco, TX // Brazos Nights Concert Series

Jun 15 // Houston, TX // Vinyl Ranch Series at Goodnight Charlie’s

Jun 20 // Columbus, OH // Rumba Café

Jun 22  // Lexington, VA // Lime Kiln Theater

June 25 // Nashville, TN // Grand Ole Opry

Jun 26  // Nashville, TN //The Basement East

Jun 29  // Tulsa, OK // Cain’s Ballroom

Jul 3 // Lubbock, TX // 4th on Broadway Street Dance

July 6 // Eden, TX // Green Apple Art Center

July 12 // Mount Solon, VA // Red Wing Roots Music Festival

Jul 16 // Raleigh, NC // Lincoln Theatre

Jul 17 // Isle of Palms, SC // The Windjammer

Jul 18 // Asheville, NC // The Grey Eagle

July 19 // Somerset, KY // Master Musicians Festival

Jul 23 // Washington, DC // City Winery

Jul 24 // Brooklyn, NY // Brooklyn Bowl

July 25 // White Plains, NY // City Center Summer Concert Series

July 26 + 27 // Newport, RI // Newport Folk Festival

Aug 7 // Ft. Collins, CO // Aggie Theatre

Aug 10 // Challis, ID // Braun Brothers Reunion

Aug 16 // Kristianstad, SWE // Kulturkvarteret

Aug 17 // Oslo, NO // John Dee

Aug 18 // Stockholm, SWE // Bar Brooklyn  

Aug 19 // Göteborg, SWE // Pustervik

Aug 22-25 // Tønder, DK // Tønder Festival

Aug 26 // Hamburg, DE // Nochtwache

Aug 27 // Krefeld, DE // Kulturrampe

Aug 28 // Eindhoven, NL // Dim Star / Rozenknop

Aug 29 // Amsterdam, NL // Paradiso Noord

Aug 30 // Bottelare, BE // Het Ketske

Sept 1 // London, UK // The Borderline

Sept 2 // Brighton, UK // The Prince Albert

Sept 4 // Manchester, UK // Night and Day Café

Sept 5 // Glasgow, UK // Broadcast

Sept 6 // Newcastle, UK // The Cluny

Sept 7 // Lutterworth, UK // Long Road Festival

Sept 11 // Bilbao, ESP //   Kafe Antzokia - Kutxa Beltza

Sept 12 // Madrid, ESP // El Sol

Sept 14 // Barcelona, ESP // Rocksound

Sept 15 // Zaragoza, ESP // Rock & Blues Café

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