Charley Crockett, Joshua Ray Walker and Quaker City Night Hawks at SXSW
Quaker City Night Hawks
Ft Worth, TX psychedelic heavy boogie rockers Quaker City Night Hawks released their new album QCNH last week. In a profile, Rolling Stone says "the Forth Worth, Texas, quartet’s most musically ambitious, scrubbing away the overdriven guitars of records past for a cleaner, rougher sound. There may be fewer UFO sightings, but QCNH stretches into several spaced-out interludes." A recent Fort Worth Weekly cover story highlighted “a catalog boiling over with over-driven, ’70s-vibin’, Texas-mythologizing boogie, blues, and heavy psyche." Hear thundering album standout “Hunter’s Moon” here.
Quaker City Night Hawks SXSW schedule:
March 8 – 5pm – Netflix party – Banger’s Austin
March 9 – 3:45pm –City of Fort Worth party – Bungalows
March 9 – 5pm – Netflix party – Banger’s Austin
March 14 – 2:50pm – Luck Reunion – Luck, TX
March 15 – 2pm – Yeti Party – Yeti Flagship Store
March 15 – 9pm – Bandit Town Texas Bound – J. Lorraine Ghost Town
March 16 – 9pm – Paul Cauthen’s Big Velvet Revue – Geraldine’s
2018 was a breakout year for Crockett. He released two albums in 2018, Lonesome As A Shadow and Lil G.L.’s Blue Bonanza via Son of Davy/Thirty Tigers, to critical praise. Crockett also appeared on the cover of American Way magazine and the Austin Chronicle in December. 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 and Lil G.L.’s Blue Bonanza.
Crockett’s two shows in Austin will be his first after going through open-heart surgery in January to correct a recently discovered birth defect (Charley was born without one the valves in his heart). He’ll start a 2019 world tour in April, including headlining shows in the US, UK, Europe and Australia. The U.S. dates include appearances at Stagecoach, Newport Folk, Red Wing Roots and Braun Brothers Reunion festivals. Watch the video for “Good Time Charley’s Got The Blues here.
Charley Crockett SXSW schedule
March 13 – Set time tba - Revival at Camp Lucy – Dripping Springs, TX
March 15 – 8pm - The Next Waltz Family Jamboree – The Pershing
Joshua Ray Walker
The Dallas, TX singer and songwriter released his stunning debut Wish You Were Here to an ever-louder chorus of praise. He was recently named by Rolling Stone one of the “10 New Country and Americana Artists You Need To Know,” and both The Boot and Wide Open Country call him a “2019 Artist to Watch.” No Depression says, "Joshua Ray Walker’s debut feels less like a shaky first album and more like a portfolio of greatest hits." Walker just announced tour dates with Old 97’s and Rhett Miller, and will have more dates to announce soon. Watch the video for “Canyon” here.
Joshua Ray Walker SXSW schedule
March 14 – 3pm – WMOT Roots Radio – The Backstage at El Mercado
March 15 – 12:30pm – State Fair Records Showcase – Taverna
March 15- 4pm – 3Sixty Degrees day party – Saxon Pub
March 15 – 8pm – Bandit Town Texas Bound – J. Lorraine Ghost Town
March 16 – 4pm – Paul Cauthen’s Big Velvet Revue – Rustic Tap
March 17 – 3pm – Giddy Ups