An Evening with Billy Crockett Benefitting The Thanks-Giving Foundation…Please join us for a special evening of music and gratitude featuring Billy Crockett, our multi-talented hometown recording artist and all around good guy!  Who better to help us celebrate the goodness in our community, and to put us into a posture of gratitude for the season of Thanks?  You will want to be here as Billy and his band perform in this historic venue.  Before the show, be sure to browse the silent auction while enjoying The Kessler’s hospitality.

About Billy CrockettBilly Crockett is enjoying critical acclaim for his late 2016 release of RABBIT HOLE on Blue Rock Artists.  Crockett is also a music producer and the creative director of Blue Rock Studio in the Texas hill country.  He has recorded twelve solo albums and toured internationally.  Billy is a multi-instrumentalist and has produced albums for Cliff Eberhardt, Grace Pettis, Beth Wood, RJ Cowdery, Darryl Purpose, and others.  He has been featured on the BMI songwriter panel at SXSW, in the television series Troubadour, TX, , and as guitar clinician for Yamaha.  Rolling Stone calls his warm sound “coffeehouse folk without pretension.”  American Songwriter writes, “He achieves that delicate fusion of refinement and soul…, delivering the essence of the thing with crystalline purity.”

About The Thanks-Giving Foundation… The Thanks-Giving Foundation owns and operates Thanks-Giving Square, a contemplation garden, exhibition hall and interfaith chapel nestled in the heart of downtown Dallas. The Foundation strives to make our community a better place to live, work and play by educating, inspiring and moving its people towards becoming the City of Thanks-Giving.  Our purpose is to bring together diverse people on the common ground of gratitude through our places, ideas and actions. We provide resources and initiatives that encourage individuals from all walks of life to embrace gratitude, virtue and goodwill. We believe that enhancing the presence and practice of gratitude in people’s daily lives can foster mutual understanding that guides us all to a united place of harmony with others, our community and ourselves.  By living a virtuous life of gratitude and goodwill, we believe individuals from all backgrounds, cultures and religions have the power to overcome differences and join together to strengthen communities, heal divisions and promote compromise.

Billy Crockett is enjoying critical acclaim for his late 2016 release of RABBIT HOLE on Blue Rock Artists.  He’s also back to performing after a 10-year hiatus.  In May, 2017, reviewer Geoff Wilbur in Boston wrote of Billy’s concert presence — “Rich, storytelling songs are driven by Billy’s powerful, emotionally expressive vocals.”

Crockett is also a music producer and the creative director of Blue Rock Studio in the Texas hill country.  He has recorded twelve solo albums and toured internationally.  Billy is a multi-instrumentalist and has produced albums for Cliff Eberhardt, Grace Pettis, Beth Wood, RJ Cowdery, Darryl Purpose, and others.  He has been featured on the BMI songwriter panel at SXSW, in the television series Troubadour, TX, and as guitar clinician for Yamaha.  Rolling Stone named him one of “10 Artists to Know in 2017” and calls his warm sound “coffeehouse folk without pretension.”

American Songwriter writes, “He achieves that delicate fusion of refinement and soul…, delivering the essence of the thing with crystalline purity.”

Most recently, Billy was the opening MainStage artist for the 2017 Kerrville Folk Festival.