Listening through Chérie, you’re floored this isn’t some rediscovered recording from an ancient country crooner from back in 1962 whose acetates accidentally ended up being shelved in some warehouse and forgotten.
With this album, Family Shiloh isn’t running through folk and bluegrass standards, relying on the advanced skill of the teenagers and the cuteness of the youngest members to earn your applause. This is a conceptualized work of all original songs.
“Jukebox Charley” isn’t just the name of an old Johnny Paycheck song. It’s a good term of endearment for Charley Crockett since he’s quickly proving that that he and his backing band The Blue Drifters can light into just about any classic country song you can call out
Crockett is also readying the release of his fourth album in two years called The Valley, and many of the songs chronicle Crockett’s struggles with his serious health condition, and the re-evalation of life such an experience can inspire. Recorded just a week before he went in for surgery, The Valley will be released via Son of Davy/Thirty Tigers.