Show Review: Charley Crockett Performed Texas Swing with New Orleans Flair at Mercury Lounge in Tulsa, OK

The blue neon sign of Tulsa’s Mercury Lounge was a beacon for Charley Crockett fans on Thursday night. Fans crowded into the bar and made Thursday night’s performance the third sold-out show for Charley Crockett at the Mercury Lounge in the last year. Opening the evening was Texas musician, Vincent Neil Emerson, who just recently […]

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REVIEW: Jeremiah Johnson’s “Straitjacket” is Rollicking Trip Down the Mississippi

Americana is a fuzzy concept, and no one agrees on exactly what it includes. There is agreement that it includes at least some of the blues, but I’ve never heard a good explanation of exactly what part. Those boundary issues are irrelevant to the consideration of Jeremiah Johnson’s Straitjacket (Ruf Records, produced by Mike Zito), […]

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