Charley Crockett – Tickets – Rooftop @ Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA – September 11th, 2017

Charley Crockett

Charley Crockett

Sunny South Blues Band

Mon · September 11, 2017

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

Rooftop @ Georgia Theatre

$0.00

Cancelled

This event is 21 and over

Charley Crockett - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
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, Turnpike Troubadours, and Leon Bridges.
Sunny South Blues Band - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Sunny South Blues Band
The idea behind SSBB began with a family band that goes back to the early 1900s with the Sunny South Orchestra, a brass band that played with army issued instruments. The project went dormant for the remainder of the 20th century until the brothers McIntire, Ross and Cliff, began playing with friends around Clermont, GA including the monstrous drummer Matt Hulsey, a close cousin of the McIntire brothers. The group bonded early over their mutual love of the blues revival of the 1960s thus giving the band the “Blues Band” moniker at the end of the Sunny South family band name. The final lineup came together with the addition of Aaron “Beans” Metzdorf in 2014. With the indubitable family ties and Metzdorf’s Southern soul and surf rock sensibilities, SSBB became what we know them as today, a thunderous adaptation of blues-based garage rock with a tinge of 60’s popular music.

With a myriad of influences and a portfolio of fresh, original music SSBB made for Nashville, TN and famed Bomb Shelter Studios to record their debut album. With guidance from Bootin’ Billy Bennett (The Whigs, MGMT), the resulting 9 song LP is a Velcro-fuzzed, reverb-soaked rock n’ roll exploratory expedition. With songs ranging from riff-rock perfection in album opener DBL to the Muscle Shoals-inspired Something ‘bout a Woman, to their soaring cover of the 1975 Bob Dylan deep cut Meet Me in the Morning, SSBB has crafted a debut that is both introspective in its subject matter and unyielding in its execution.

SSBB began by delivering electric live shows to its small, yet devoted fan base and has, to date, yet to let off the gas. With an array of crowd-pleasing rock n’ roll that satisfies even the harshest of music fans, SSBB serves heaping helpings of dirty guitars, mumble-sang vocals, and a rhythm section that rivals even the finest Swiss watchmakers. SSBB is playing music that harkens back to the days of old, when music meant something other than a paycheck or self-righteous self pity, days when musicians were forging the names that we still speak of today and much like these unforgettable effigies SSBB is here to stay.
Venue Information:
Rooftop @ Georgia Theatre
215 N. Lumpkin St
Athens, GA, 30601
http://www.georgiatheatre.com/