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Wag Your Tail Records

Charley Crockett - The Man From Waco


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Artist - Charley Crockett

Title - The Man From Waco

Format - Single 180-Gram Vinyl Record

Label - Son of Davy

Mastered by Jim Wilson


In many ways The Man From Waco is the purest distillation of his artistry to date. What started as a demo session with producer Bruce Robison at Robison's studio The Bunker outside Austin, TX turned into the first album Crockett has ever made with his band The Blue Drifters backing him from start to finish. Mostly first takes with only a handful of overdubs, The Man From Waco finds Crockett refining his singular "Gulf & Western" sound which continues to captivate an ever-growing legion of fans. "I just wanted an honest partnership: do it at your place, live to tape, everybody in the room," Crockett says of the recording experience, and Robison was happy to accommodate.

"The magic is in the performances on that tape. That's what Bruce wanted to do, that's what I wanted to do. When we were done, I said 'these are masters, not demos.'" There's a loose narrative thread that ties the album together, but at the center of The Man From Waco is Crockett, who continues to trust his instincts and carve out his own singular space. Eschewing the ever-growing siren song of major labels and GRAMMY-winning producers, Crockett is forging ahead as a mostly DIY artist, calling his own shots and giving himself the space to strive for greatness on his own terms. "Everybody was telling me: 'go right, go right, go right,'" says Crockett. "I went left. I had to hold on to what has gotten me this far."


1 The Man From Waco Theme
A2 Cowboy Candy
A3 Time Of The Cottonwood Trees
A4 Just Like Honey
A5 I'm Just A Clown
A6 Black Sedan
A7 The Man From Waco
B1 Trinity River
B2 Tom Turkey
B3 Odessa
B4 All The Way From Atlanta
B5 Horse Thief Mesa
B6 July Jackson
B7 The Man From Waco Theme