Singer-Songwriter Billy Crockett Follows Northeast Run With Kerrville Folk Festival Appearance

Singer-Songwriter Billy Crockett Follows Northeast Run With Kerrville Folk Festival Appearance

📅17 May 2017, 23:42

For Immediate Release

May 17, 2017 

Singer-Songwriter Billy Crockett Follows Northeast Run

With Kerrville Folk Festival Appearance

After selling out venues in NYC and Massachusetts, lauded guitarist/vocalist

earns opening-night mainstage slot 

at one of nation’s most revered musical gatherings


Photographer: Rodney Bursiel

WIMBERLEY, Texas – After performing sold-out shows at New York City’s Rockwood Music Hall and the highly praised Fox Run Concert Series in Sudbury, Massachusetts, and appearing at Boston’s venerated Club Passim, singer-songwriter and master guitarist Billy Crockett will soon take a stage much closer to his Wimberley, Texas home. Crockett will perform as part of the opening-night lineup at the 46th annual Kerrville Folk Festival, taking place May 25 through June 11 at the Quiet Valley Ranch in Kerrville, two hours west of Austin.

 

Joined by bassist Roscoe Beck and electric guitarist Sam Swank, Crockett will perform at 7 p.m. at the Kennedy Outdoor Theater, named for late festival founder Rod Kennedy. Also on the bill are Amy Speace, Dan Navarro, Jeff Black and the South Austin Moonlighters.

 

Several festival ticket packages are available, including weekend and single-day tickets. Advance single-day admission for May 25 is $30 for adults ($35 at the gate) and $17.50 for teens ages 12 to 17 when accompanied by a ticketed adult. For information or purchases, visit kerrville-music.com/tickets.

 

Arlo Guthrie, Peter Paul & Mary, Judy Collins, David Crosby and Janis Ian are among the 1,500 folk-world luminaries and rising stars who have played Kerrville – and in some cases, jammed at the campground – since its inception. Artists who credit Kerrville with giving them early career boosts include Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Lucinda Williams.

 

Kerrville fans got a preview of Crockett’s performance in March during South By Southwest, Austin’s annual music, film and tech confab, when he engaged an appreciative audience at the Folk Alliance & Kerrville Folk Festival Day Party with songs from his late-2016 release, Rabbit Hole. The album, on Crockett’s own Blue Rock Artists label, is his 12th solo release and first in seven years. Praise has come from throughout the Americana world; in January, Rolling Stone placed Crockett on a list titled “10 Country Artists You Need to Know,” calling his warm sound “coffeehouse folk without pretension,” and American Songwriter called Rabbit Hole “the expression of an authentic soul, a true music lover, and a seriously thoughtful writer of songs.” 

Crockett is also a producer whose credits include albums by Cliff Eberhardt, Grace Pettis and Darryl Purpose, and creative director at Blue Rock Artist Ranch & Studio, the 11-year-old recording facility, artist retreat and 120-seat concert venue Crockett and his wife, Dodee, built on 27 acres in Wimberley. Christopher Cross is currently mixing a new album at Blue Rock, and Chris Smither has booked time to record his this summer. A writers’ workshop is also slated for July 8. Crockett also expects to spend the coming months sprucing up the studio and grounds, while continuing his “Blue Tuesday” gatherings, at which songwriters critique one another’s in-progress works.

 

“Blue Rock is a sanctuary of songs and lovers,” says Crockett. “To me, this community feels like oxygen.”

 

That community also thrives at Kerrville – both the festival and the town, where Crockett will return for a Nov. 11 performance at Blue Sage Hall event center, 3044 Junction Highway, as part of the Troubadour Nights concert series. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. For information, visit bluesagehall.com/events or call Randy at 830-928-2204. 

 

On Nov. 12, Crockett will perform at the intimate Kessler Theater in Dallas, and on Nov. 18, he’ll head back to the University of Texas’ renowned listening room, the Cactus Café. Details for those two shows will be announced later. Until then, follow Crockett at the links below, and find Rabbit Hole at CD BabyiTunes or billycrockett.com.

 

Billy Crockett and Blue Rock links

billycrockett.com

facebook.com/BillyCrockettMusic

bluerocktexas.com

 

Hear his interview with WESU-FM’s Michael Benson here.

 

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