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Sun, Oct 02


UCSB Arts & Lectures presents

Charley Crockett

(MASKS REQUIRED) UCSB Arts & Lectures presents Charley Crockett! A genuine Texas original, Charley Crockett is “an old-school country music superstar in waiting” (Independent, U.K.) whose distinctive, earthy signature earned him the 2021 Americana Music Awards’ Emerging Artist of the Year honor.

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Charley Crockett
Charley Crockett

Time & Location

Oct 02, 2022, 7:00 PM

UCSB Arts & Lectures presents, 1317 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA

About the event


  • Masks are required inside the auditorium.
  • Masks are strongly recommended, though not required, in lobby/waiting areas.
  • N95, KN95, KF94 or FFP2 masks are recommended, though cloth and surgical masks are also permitted. (See more below.)
  • Up-to-date vaccinations are strongly recommended, though not required.

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.

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