Davey Croakett

The Morning Jump Start - 6a-10a

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I was raised in Paint Lick, KY (pop. 200 or so),  a small town just south of Lexington.  The town’s claim to fame is the site of the plantation that inspired “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” by Harriet Beecher Stowe.

Favorite Part Of My Day:
Treating Jumpin' Jack like the little brother I never wanted on the Morning Jump Start.  And… repeatedly calling the Froggy Fun Phone during the All Request Lunch, disguising my voice and asking Heather to play “The Mississippi Squirrel Revival” by Ray Stevens.
Surprising Fact:
I was an English/ Literature major in college, developing skills that I still use to this day… every time I read album liner notes.
Favorite Places To Hang Out:
I love seeing great musicians in small clubs or unique settings.  Give me a really good honky tonk band in a little club and I’m a pretty happy guy.

Other Stuff I Do:
Freelance art - I have been involved in animation, character design, illustration and even worked on some toy and action figure sculpture for Marvel and DC Comics.
My Guilty Pleasures:
  1. Smokey And The Bandit – Long Live The Snowman… and Fred.
  2. “Copacabana” by Barry Manilow – I don’t even know where to start apologizing for this one.
  3. Bit O Honey – Best candy that ever got stuck in my teeth.
  4. Sasquatch/ Bigfoot Documentaries – I’m glued to the TV when they air.  Google “the beast of LBL” –  I dare you, Froggyland.
Artists I Wish I Could Have Seen Live:

  1. Gram Parsons
  2. Johnny Cash
  3. The Band
  4. Hank Williams
  5. Freddy Fender
  6. Patsy Cline
Oddest Celebrity Encounter:
I shared a shuttle bus with James Brown at the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport.  I had a five minute conversation with The Godfather Of Soul… and I’ve never been able to figure out anything he said.
Music Format Of Choice:
A few years ago, I ditched CDs and switched to hard drive storage for my music collection.  But I still collect VINYL! 
Let’s be honest:  Vinyl sounds better, looks better and is just a cooler way to listen to music.  Thanks to the recent surge in popularity, more new releases are available on LP.  Plus, it’s a great way to SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL INDIE RECORD STORES!!!
Cool Links I Want You To Check Out:
The Americana Music Association – The go-to source for music that is just to the left and on the edge of Mainstream Country.  It’s a great way to discover music you might be missing.
Keep on top of vinyl news, exclusive releases and the annual Record Store Day event!
Gram Parsons is my all-time favorite artist.  His catalog of music is small and he never had a mainstream hit, but his influence and legacy are huge.  If you aren’t familiar with Gram, this is a good place to start:  
Carlos Hernandez – Carlos is a very cool artist from Houston, TX.  I really dig his work and his “Day Of The Dead Rock Star” series.  Check him out here:
Olive And Sinclair – These Nashville candy makers are awesome.  They produce some of the coolest small batch chocolate bars in the world.  The Sea Salt and the Mexican Style Cinn-Chili will rock your world.
Hatch Show Print – When it comes to hand-made, letterpress concert posters … there is only one Hatch.
Mingua Brothers Beef Jerky – When these Kentucky boys make jerky, the angels weep and herds of beef cattle start singing in perfect harmony. Yes, it’s that good.