Charley Crockett in Concert
423 N Main St
Join Texas bluesman Charley Crockett for a very special evening when he takes over Tulsa's historic Cain's Ballroom. This descendant of Davy Crockett hails from deep South Texas, where he cut his teeth bouncing between Texas and Louisiana. His blues-singing single mother and uncle introduced him to the big brass sound of New Orleans French Quarter, where a young Charley would later earn a hard living busking on the street. In 2009, Crockett showed up in New York City, where he made a living captivating subway car audiences for several years before being discovered and offered a record deal as part of the street group "Trainrobbers." Deciding to take his chances in a rapidly changing music industry, Charley declined the offer and headed west to California instead. Drawing comparisons to artists from Bill Withers and Jerry Lee Lewis to Dr. John and Citizen Cope, this elusive, rebellious and self-taught street musician is a true original hailing back to earlier times.