Show Review: Charley Crockett Played Compelling Set At Brooklyn Bowl W/The National Reserve

It’s been a hell of a year for Charley Crockett.  In January he had two open heart surgeries. No one would blame him for taking some time off and enjoying a little of the Gulf on his own.  But not even the specter of heart failure could keep Charley from doing his thing.

Since the heart issues started, he’s recorded an album (his fourth in two years) and then got back on the road almost immediately. Here he was in New York City, headlining the Brooklyn Bowl: a local favorite, which houses a side-stage bowling alley. In some ways this was a homecoming show for Charley. As he said, the first time he played a set outside of the subway system was as an opener at the Brooklyn Bowl.  Charley’s a man of the road though and his sound can’t quite be tied down either.

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