Americana legend Charley Crockett is heading to Australia for the first time ever in 2023

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Americana legend Charley Crockett is heading to Australia for the first time ever in 2023


Expect bluesy, folksy cowboy jangles at Charley Crockett's Australian debut.

Tired of the boats, babes, and beers nu-country? Looking for something that’ll bring you back to the genre’s rough-and-tumble roots? Charley Crockett is your guy.

Hailing from sun-baked South Texas, the singer-songwriter is as Americana as it gets. This March, for the first time ever, he’ll be bringing his vintage, blues-tinged sound to Australia for four dates only.

Charley Crockett The Man From Waco tour 2023

  • March 1 – Factory Theatre, Sydney
  • March 2 – The Tivoli, Brisbane
  • March 4 – Tent Pole Festival, Mt Duneed
  • March 5 – Northcote Theatre, Melbourne

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A distant relative of the American folk hero Davy Crockett, it’s safe to say Charley has held on to his ancestor’s free-wheelin’ spirit. He’s never been afraid to get his hands dirty. 

He spent his younger strumming his guitar on streets from New Orleans to Dallas, hopping trains and hitchhiking through the country’s deep south before working on farms and communes in Northern California. His soulful tracks reflect the people and places he has seen along his way.

He will be touring on the back of his critically acclaimed, self-released album The Man From Waco. Recorded live-to-tape with his band, the Blue Drifters, the album follows a fictional Western story inspired by Crockett’s friends and heroes. It took the number one spot on Americana radio for weeks.

On his Aussie dates, he will be joined by Sydney’s alt-country queen Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys.

Like a classic vinyl spinning on the gramophone, Charley’s live show is set to be cruisy, groovy, and good for the heart. Bring your friends, and settle in for a night of smokey cowboy ballads. 

Tickets for Charley Crockett’s Melbourne show on March 5 will be available on December 7. Grab yours and find out more here.