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JPR Live Sessions
JPR Live Sessions is a series of exciting live in-studio music performances and conversations with artists from many different genres. Sessions are recorded in JPR's Steve Nelson Performance Studio on the SOU campus.

JPR Live Session: Charley Crockett | Sept. 29 | 2pm

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Join us Thursday at 2PM for a JPR Live Session with the Texas singer/songwriter Charley Crockett.

Thursday Sept 29 at 2, join us for a JPR Live Session with the Texas singer/songwriter Charley Crockett, on Open Air.

Authenticity is an important element in Americana. From hitchhiking and hopping trains to get around the country – busking in New York, New Orleans and Austin – to battling personal demons, health concerns and trouble with the law -- Charley Crockett has earned that distinction. He’s even related to early American hero Davy Crockett.

In 2015, He released his first album, A Stolen Jewel, which won the Dallas Observer’s Best Blues Act Award. He befriended fellow Texan Leon Bridges who helped with his 2016 release In the Night. He has since released several albums of blues based honky-tonk, soul, and western music, as well as tributes to past masters like Ten For Him – Charley Crockett Sings James Hand,  and his Li’l G presents series covering old blues and western classics.

His new release is The Man From Waco.

He’ll be joining us Thursday afternoon to talk with Danielle Kelly about his career, his life and the new album and play some songs. Hear it live Thursday at 2 on your radio or at ijipr.org and find JPR Live Session podcasts at Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Stitcher.

Charley Crockett is performing Thursday night at the Historic Ashland Armory. Information is available at liveatthearmory.com.

Dave Jackson curates the music on JPR's Rhythm and News Service, manages music staff and hosts Open Air, JPR's hand-picked house blend of music. He loves discovering great new music and sharing it.
Danielle earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2007 from Southern Oregon University and has remained in the Rogue Valley pursuing a performance career -- as a model, actor, and live performance vocalist. She began hosting Open Air on JPR's Rhythm & News Service in 2015.