“Dallas came alive for us.”
That’s what local bluesman Charley Crockett has to say about filming his official music video for the title track of his latest release, In the Night. And we’re going to have to agree.
The video, shot by Will von Bolton, is like one, big, beautiful nod to Big D and its rich music scene. In it, the musician makes his way to his first sold-out show at Granada Theater (presented by KXT, by the way!) driven by a Jackie-esque figure in — what else — a Cadillac convertible. Along the way we catch glimpses of some Dallas staples — The Kessler, Majestic Theatre and, of course, Deep Ellum.
Here’s Crockett’s full statement on the new video for “In the Night”:
What can I say? I got to ride around in a ’67 Cadillac convertible showing off some of Dallas’ most iconic neighborhoods with Jackie Kennedy (Taylor Lumbry) as my driver. And we were on our way to my first sold-out show at Granada Theater for the album release! It was like a dream. My friend Mark Woodling came out to see us at homegrown festival earlier this year and offered up the Cadillac if I wanted to get a ride to one of my shows. We couldn’t have looked so cool without his help.
Will Von Bolton and I did a really beautiful photo shoot down on the Trinity River just a week before and I asked if he’d do the video with me. Will made me feel really comfortable behind the camera and I just love working with him all around. We didn’t have to reach for anything. It was all there. Dallas came alive for us. I just love how the film starts at sunset and ends with the Granada marquis in the night.