February 18 2021

50 Dollars a Week- Crockett/Tweek

Attention all you Tweeks and Freaks, here is some more new music that released in Texas just before the world froze over.

This South Texas Tweek performance was co-written with Charley Crockett .“50 Dollars a Week,”  is a song about working hard for little pay.

Hard times happen, and we as humans have to overcome. When we are working hard to support our loved ones we don’t mind. I have worked my hands black more than once in my life. I have been through some hard times. This is music that I can relate to. A man should never be afraid of hard work.

Charley Crockett is used to hard times. Last May, Crockett announced the release of his new album, Welcome to Hard Times.  

Charley grew up in a trailer park in Los Fresnos way down in the southern tip of the Great State of Texas. At the age of 17 he left home and began making music. He played on the streets of New Orleans and in and around the arts and entertainment district Deep Ellum in Dallas, Texas. Crockett has worked on farms and communes. He has spent some time on the wrong side of the law including being arrested on possession charges. He has done his time, and put his troubles into his blues and americana music.

Charley began playing guitar on one his mother had purchased for him at a pawn shop.

“I taught myself how to play and started to write songs immediately, without any chord knowledge or anything. I didn’t know what key I was in for 12 years, but my ear was really good, and I could play in any key and any chord. I just didn’t know what it was.”

Charley Crockett- Via Wikipedia

In the last few years, Charley Crockett has released multiple singles and has written and/or co wrote several songs.

I like Crockett’s style and South Texas Tweek’s voice and skill as a musician accompanies Crockett’s music well.

I enjoy the new tunes coming out from these guys and I know there is a future ahead for the both of them.


February 10 2021

South Texas Tweek- Count on me

I have been following and interacting some with the South Texas Tweek on Twitter recently. The guy puts out some insightful tweets and shares some of the most fantastic music. Some of the stuff he shares are by other artists, but he also does a bang up job of promoting his own music and style. He is creating a brand of music that takes me down some of those country back roads into my own memory lane. Tweek’s music reminds me of the music I love, music that still sounds like country music. His current song “Count On Me” rings of a classic. He isn’t playing this country rap crap that is found in Nashville today. This is real Texas music from a true Texan.

STT’s Instragram profile describes him –

Folks call me Tweek. Poet of twang and drunken lullabies. Tejano w/ Tourette’s.

His Twitter home page reads:

Texan. Father. Husband. Poet of twang and drunken lullabies. PHD in honky tonkin.

Both are pretty accurate descriptions if you ask me. The South Texas Tweek calls Brazoria County home. Down South in between Houston and the Gulf of Mexico. He has no where to go but up from there. His song “Count On Me” recently reached the top 25 in the Texas Music Pickers Spotify charts. I have a feeling his music is going to keep on climbing. I have not heard a bad song yet by this Cowboy.

I am looking forward to following South Texas Tweek to see what he throws at us next. Check out his stuff.

He did reply to my comment the other day, He did not intentionally match his shirt to the train’s caboose..

Check it out and I hope you enjoy it.

A classic country love song recorded live in Brazoria county Texas.