Charley Crockett

The Grey Eagle and Worthwhile Sounds Present

Charley Crockett

Valorie Miller

Sun, July 8, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15.00 - $18.00

This event is all ages

STANDING ROOM ONLY

Charley Crockett
Charley Crockett
Growing up with a single mother in San Benito, Texas, the hometown of Tejano star Freddy Fender was not easy for blues singer Charley Crockett.

Hitchhiking across the country exposed Crockett to the street life at a young age, following in the footsteps of his relative, American folk hero Davy Crockett, who also lived a wild life on the American frontier. After train hopping across the country, singing on the streets for change in New Orleans’ French Quarter, busking in New York City and performing across Texas and Northern California, Crockett set off to travel the world and lived on the streets of Paris for nearly a year before searching for home in Spain, Morocco, and Northern Africa.

The blues artist returned home to Texas and released his debut solo album titled A Stolen Jewel in 2015, receiving critical acclaim in Dallas and ultimately landing him a Dallas Observer Music Award that year for “Best Blues Act”. A record “rich with Southern flavor, a musical gumbo of Delta blues, honky-tonk, gospel and Cajun jazz,” Jewel proved that Crockett, born into poverty in the Rio Grande, had come home to make his musical mark on the South. Crockett, who is self-described as elusive, rebellious and self-taught, has been compared to legends like Bill Withers, Merle Haggard, and Gary Clark Jr.

He released his sophomore record In The Night, an admirable nod to his Texas country and Louisiana blues roots, on June 4 and ended 2016 having played over 125 shows. “In the Night” and Crockett’s song “I Am Not Afraid” received international recognition from top tastemakers after being picked by NPR Music as one of the "Top 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing” and selected by David Dye to be featured on World Cafe in late July. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram called it “an impressive calling card, full of Crockett's plaintive soulfulness and swinging tempos" and Central Track noted the artist as having "the well-rounded songwriting capabilities of Van Morrison and a vocal approach that finds common ground between Bill Withers and early Dr. John." Crockett graced the cover of Buddy Magazine in May 2016, who called him “the archetype of the new American vagabond.”

He has shared the stage with artists like Justin Townes Earle, Citizen Cope, Alejandro Escovedo, Joe Ely, Sean Hayes, Tab Benoit, Ace Enders, and Leon Bridges.

For more information www.CharleyCrockett.com
Valorie Miller
Valorie Miller
Valorie Miller is an award-winning singer- songwriter from Asheville NC.

Miller got her start as a musician when the North Carolina Arts Council awarded her an Emerging Artist grant to make her first recording in the late 1990s. From there she has gone on to record independent CDs, gain recognition from many prestigious venues and contests, and tour all over the US and internationally.

She has been a Kerrville New Folk Finalist, two-time top finalist in the North Carolina Songwriting Contest, and top finalist in the Great American Song Contest.

Miller has performed at The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, The Bitter End in New York and The Continental Club in Austin, Texas—and virtually every place between. She has shared the stage with Merle Haggard, Jennifer Nettles, Wilco and Patty Larkin. Here is what Nashville’s Grammy-winning songwriter, Larry Cordle, says about her live show: “Go see Valorie Miller and listen to her stark, wonderfully crafted stories of longing, escaping love’s clutches, love of her homeland in the North Carolina mountains... Valorie is a beautiful girl with great stories to tell in song and a beautiful voice to convey them with.”

She has released her 7th set or original tunes, Half Rain, in July 2017 available worldwide .Tour dates and more to come .
Venue Information:
The Grey Eagle
185 Clingman Ave
Asheville, NC, 28801
http://www.thegreyeagle.com/