Charley Crockett's 'The Man From Waco' is country music through an R&B lens : World Cafe : World Cafe Words and Music Podcast Charley Crockett performs songs from his latest album, in the great tradition of Ray Charles and Aaron Neville.

Charley Crockett's 'The Man From Waco' is country music through an R&B lens

Charley Crockett on World Cafe

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Set List

  • "I'm Just a Clown"
  • "Midnight Run"
  • "Lesson In Depression"
  • "I Need Your Love"
  • "Run Horse Run"
  • "5 More Miles"

Charley Crockett has a new album. That's something we've said more than a few times over the last few years on the World Cafe — he's released 11 albums since 2015, and on Friday, his latest, The Man From Waco, drops. It's a bit different from previous releases, as he opted to work with a new producer, longtime manager Bruce Robison, and recorded entirely with his backing band, The Blue Drifters. He also aimed for a live-to-tape sound — everyone recording in the room, and you can feel it on the album.

To celebrate the release, we're broadcasting a session from the stage of World Cafe Live, recorded earlier this spring. Enjoy this mini-concert with Charley Crockett, starting with the first single from The Man From Waco, "I'm Just a Clown."

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