Knitting Factory Presents
Charley Crockett - Honky Tonk Jubilee Tour
— 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 Café.
— Shared the stage with artists like Justin Townes Earle, Turnpike Troubadours, Citizen Cope, Leon Bridges, Joe Ely, Tab Benoit, and more.
— "I was instantly drawn in by every song on the record. I love how he was able to capture a simple blues/folk sound… I believe the key to a good song is phrasing, melody, lyrics and a good voice. Charley has all of that." - Leon Bridges
Bonehart Flannigan (aka Jon Dell) is a hairy animal from the Great Plains. Wild, mangy and reckless, he can more often than not be found drunk on fermented grain and howling his blues at the moon. Currently based in Brooklyn, his 2014 debut “Backpacks & Mason Jars” explores weighty topics such as suicide, drug addiction, lost love, and the absence of hope inherent in small town life; all this while maintaining a certain gallows humor about the whole thing. The fact that his songs tread the line between dolor and blissful jubilance so well is a testament to Dell’s deftness as a storyteller and his uncommon sensibilities as a songwriter. Having played in bands since his early teens, he has played hundreds of shows coast to coast, sharing the stage with acts like Wayne "The Train" Hancock, Brothers Comatose, The Black Lillies, Lydia Loveless, Austin Lucas and many others. Currently working on a second album and having recently completed his most ambitious tour to date, he will likely be stumbling to a city near you very soon. Keep a weather eye open.