Shooter Sharp and the Shootouts
15711 Waterloo Road
Cleveland, OH, 44110
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is all ages
Growing up with a single mother in San Benito, Texas, the hometown of Tejano star Freddy
Fender was not easy for blues singer Charley Crockett. Hitchhiking across the country exposed
Crockett to the street life at a young age, following in the footsteps of his relative, American folk
hero Davy Crockett, who also lived a wild life on the American frontier. After train hopping
across the country, singing on the streets for change in New Orleans’ French Quarter, busking
in New York City and performing across Texas and Northern California, Crockett set off to travel
the world and lived on the streets of Paris for nearly a year before searching for home in Spain,
Morocco, and Northern Africa.
The blues artist returned home to Texas and released his debut solo album titled A Stolen Jewel
in 2015, receiving critical acclaim in Dallas and ultimately landing him a Dallas Observer Music
Award that year for “Best Blues Act”. A record “rich with Southern flavor, a musical gumbo of
Delta blues, honky-tonk, gospel and Cajun jazz,” Jewel proved that Crockett, born into poverty
in the Rio Grande, had come home to make his musical mark on the South. Crockett, who is
self-described as elusive, rebellious and self-taught, has been compared to legends like Bill
Withers, Merle Haggard, and Gary Clark Jr.
He released his sophomore record In The Night, an admirable nod to his Texas country and
Louisiana blues roots, on June 4 and ended 2016 having played over 125 shows. “In the Night”
and Crockett’s song “I Am Not Afraid” received international recognition from top tastemakers
after being picked by NPR Music as one of the "Top 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing”
and selected by David Dye to be featured on World Cafe in late July. The Fort Worth Star-
Telegram called it “an impressive calling card, full of Crockett's plaintive soulfulness and
swinging tempos" and Central Track noted the artist as having "the well-rounded songwriting
capabilities of Van Morrison and a vocal approach that finds common ground between Bill
Withers and early Dr. John." Crockett graced the cover of Buddy Magazine in May 2016, who called him “the archetype of the new American vagabond.”
He has shared the stage with artists like Justin Townes Earle, Citizen Cope, Alejandro Escovedo, Joe Ely, Sean Hayes, Tab Benoit, Ace Enders, and Leon Bridges.
Shooter Sharp and the Shootouts
Known throughout northeastern Ohio and beyond for his energetic concerts, unique blend of Americana-pop music, and involvement in local fundraising activities, award-winning singer-songwriter Ryan Humbert has released three acclaimed solo records recorded in Nashville, TN. Now, he's brought tradition back to country music through his project, Shooter Sharp & the Shootouts.
The Shootouts have shared the stage with country artists like The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Marty Stuart & The Fabulous Superlatives, Jim Lauderdale, Robbie Fulks, Radney Foster, Zac Brown Band, Chris Isaak, Kim Richey and more.
Composed of Humbert, lead guitarist Brian Poston, bassist Ryan McDermott, drummer Dylan Gomez, pedal steel guitarist Al Moss and backing vocalist Emily Bates, the groups national debut album will be released in the second half of 2018. The album was recorded in Brooklyn, NY with producers Luca Benedetti and Jim Campilongo (Cake, Norah Jones, The Little Willies.)
Response to Shooter Sharp & The Shootouts’ throwback sound has been overwhelmingly positive, as many people are looking for country music that doesn’t sound like today’s overly manufactured pop-country hybrid. "Being someone who never really listened to country music, it's really interesting to talk to so many people like me who, because of Shooter Sharp & the Shootouts, have started to give country a second chance," said Gomez.
The group has appeared at various venues big & small, including The House of Blues, The University of Akron Touchdown Music Festival, The Stark County Fair, The Music Box Supper Club, The Akron Civic Theatre and others.
If you're a fan of Merle, Hank, Johnny, Buck, Dolly, Loretta, Willie, Waylon or Patsy you won't want to miss Shooter Sharp & The Shootouts.
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