Charley Crockett Asks ‘How Low Can You Go’ in First New Song Since Heart Surgery

Charley Crockett has recorded his first new music since undergoing heart surgery at the beginning of 2019, and it’s a twofer, with a pair of soulful new tracks, “How Low Can You Go” and “River of Sorrow,” that were recorded for Bruce Robison’s The Next Waltz series.

The Texas blues singer has been laying low since an operation in January to fix a life-threatening abnormality — one of the chambers in his heart wasn’t functioning — that doctors predicted would have been fatal within the next 12 months. Crockett, who played more than 200 shows in 2018, doesn’t sit still for long though, and the self-described “country soul” of “How Low Can You Go” is one of two new original recordings that he cut at Robison’s Bunker recording studio in Lockhart, Texas, outside Austin, during his convalescence.

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