Charley Crockett Confirmed For 2019 Newport Folk Festival, Lil G.L.’s Blue Bonanza At #22 On Americana Radio Chart

Crockett Also Confirmed For Stagecoach Festival in April, additional U.S., UK, European and Australian dates to be announced soon

January 18, 2019 – Charley Crockett - “one of the finest torch-carriers of classic-minded country, blues and Cajun music for the modern world” (Wide Open Country) – has been announced as one of the performers at the 2019 Newport Folk Festival in Newport, RI on July 26th. This is the second major U.S. festival Crockett is confirmed for in 2019; he has already been confirmed as a performer at the 2019 Stagecoach Festival in Indio, CA on April 27th. Headlining tour 2019 dates in the U.S., UK, Europe and Australia will be announced soon as well. Crockett’s latest album, Charley Crockett presents Lil G.L.’s Blue Bonanza is climbing the charts at Americana Radio, at #22 this week after debuting at #25 last week.

Rolling Stone caught Crockett’s set at Pickathon last year, and said the set “was such a raucous good time that it took a minute to realize how expert Crockett is in snatching elements of Tex-Mex, Louisiana R&B, honky-tonk and jazz to create his own distinctive roots gumbo.” Watch a performance “If Not The Fool” from Pickathon 2018 here.

2018 was a breakout year for Crockett. He released two albums in 2018, both via Son of Davy/Thirty Tigers. Lonesome As A Shadow was released in April to press raves. The album was also found on multiple year-end lists, including Paste’s “10 Best Roots & Blues Albums of 2018” list, where they say, “with a gliding, knifing tenor and a well-oiled machine of a band, he’s the real thing.”

Charley also surprised released his second album of 2018, Charley Crockett presents Lil G.L.’s Blue Bonanza, in early December. In a 4 ½-star review, All Music says “Crockett and crew spend some time getting gritty, but they're closer to an old-fashioned country & western band, the kind that wants to be sure the dancefloor is filled from the start of the set to its end.”

Charley also appeared on the cover of American Way magazine and the Austin Chronicle in December. He wrapped 2018 with a run of headline shows in legendary Texas venues like Billy Bob's Texas, Luckenbach Dancehall, and Antone's. He also spoke to NPR All Things Considered during the final weekend of 2018, a wide-ranging interview where Crockett discussed his remarkable life, how busking on the streets for nearly a decade shaped his approach to music, Lil G.L.’s Blue Bonanza, and his upcoming open-heart surgery (Crockett recently discovered he was born without one of the valves in his heart, and the surgery is to help repair that).


For more information on Charley Crockett, please contact Rob Krauser at REK Room Media, or 917.703.8361.