This giddy-up little number by CHARLEY CROCKETT — Run Horse Run — (video below) brings the zing of Tiomkin’s Rawhide (1958) made famous by Frankie Laine (though perhaps a song that’s more familiar to Blues Brothers and Johnny Cash aficionados) along with something of the dry cactus swagger of a honky-tonking Marty Robbins.
Yep, it’s clipped, it’s dry as dust and it’s lone-star Texan born (from San Benito and raised in a trailerpark, Charles claims to be related to legendary frontiersman, Davy Crockett .)
This is about as cow-punching as Americana can get: In other words, it’s twangy country for spaghetti western fans.
The new album Welcome to Hard Times is due 31st July
File alongside: Waylon Jennings