Charley CrockettCharley Crockett (aka Lil G.L.) is one of those artists that is so genuinely steeped in the origins of American roots music you’d believe he’s from another era.

He plays the music of Texas and Louisiana, and everything from soul to blues, Cajun to country. Blues Bonanza, his fifth album since 2015, pays tribute to his days of busking on corners in New Orleans and subway cars of New York City with interpretations of old school country songs and half-forgotten blues gems from George Jones, Tom T. Hall, Ray Charles and others. Crockett is special; his old soul southern drawl and phrasing will trap you, and you won’t be disappointed.

Lil G.L.’s Blue Bonanza by Charley Crockett is out now via Cooking Vinyl.

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