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WATCH: Charley Crockett, “I’m Just a Clown (Billy Horton Sessions)”

May 8, 2023

WATCH: Charley Crockett,

Artist: Charley Crockett
Hometown: San Benito, Texas
Song: “I’m Just a Clown (Billy Horton Sessions)”
Album: The Man From Waco Redux
Release Date: May 26, 2023
Label: Son of Davy/Thirty Tigers

In Their Words: “Listening back to Waco, I’d had an idea to do a part two in the style of Marty Robbins’ Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs or Johnny Cash Sings the Ballads of the True West. I guess I’ve always been turning in these Western folk ballads from the very start. I’ve always been a folk songwriter, and if your tune really holds up you oughta be able to present it with any kind of band or arrangement and have the story show through. On ‘I’m Just a Clown,’ it started out as a three-chord barroom honky-tonk number and then I went soul on it. Here we went and flipped it all around again using the same darker chords but in more of a late-‘60s folk color.” — Charley Crockett

Photo Credit: Bobby Cochran

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