Monday, September 11, 2023

Charley Crockett @ Café de la Danse, Paris - September 11th, 2023

Charley Crockett's show at the Café de la Danse in Paris has been sold out for weeks, a well-deserved pay-off for the past decade of hard road work and excellent releases and a measure of how far he's come since he used to busk the city's streets years ago.

His music covers a wide spectrum of what is being referred to as country or Americana: traditional Country & Western, ballads, cajun... But Crockett, while fully embracing the categorization, prefers to think of himself as a Blues singer, and even covers T-Bone Walker's Traveling' Blues to illustrate that fact.

Equally at ease on his own material or on proven Country standards like Act Naturally, I Fell For You or  On The Road To Memphis, Crockett and his ace band the Blue Drifters played a few songs by James "Slim" Hand from his tribute album "10 for Slim" as well as a few selections from his new album The Man From Waco, for a total running time of a little over 90 minutes during which the audience didn't stop dancing or tapping it's collective toes.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Feel free to comment on this post: