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"Lockett’s fourth album, At The Station, released on May 13th, is a 12-song story that pairs Lockett with producer Fernando Perdomo and mastering engineer Zach Ziskin for a second time.
At The Station focuses on a microcosm of Lockett’s world, the mortality of his parents. The title cut is a goodbye letter to his mother who has end-stage Alzheimer’s."
"An impressive late-night listen from a talented storyteller." LonesomeHighway.com
"Writes songs in the style of classic artists like Steve Earle and Townes Van Zandt. This is country for intellectuals who like to have substance in their music. If you like your country classic, and love meat in your music, then this is a great one for your collection." L.A. MusicCritic.com
"He’s writing the kinds of songs a whole lot of singers could sink their teeth into. A substantial and soulful songwriter of the highest degree, and a deeply emotive singer, Mr. Lockett is making deeply satisfying music, the kind of music that keeps you going even through the toughest of times." Paul Zollo, American Songwriter magazine.
"His self-titled debut has been residing on my MP3 player for the last couple of months, and every time I listen to it, I hear something new, and like the album just a little bit more.... there’s great lines in just about every song." Ed Karn, No Depression magazine
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"Physically, Christopher Lockett is a fairly big guy who used to work as a bouncer, played sports in his youth, and can be imposing if he wants to. “No one looks at me and says, “Yeah, that man…clearly a reader,” he jokes. “You only get that if you get to know me. Or listen to the songs I’ve written.” Lockett’s fourth album, At The Station, released on May 13th, is a 12-song story that pairs Lockett with producer Fernando Perdomo and mastering engineer Zach Ziskin for a second time. “Fernando is really good at working with singer-songwriters. His whole process starts with having me sing and play a scratch track of vocals and guitar live to a click track, like I was playing a solo show. We start building from there. Drums, bass, re-record acoustic guitars, then vocals and other instruments. The finished songs are definitely more listenable and drive pretty hard.”... READ MORE
"To herald his new album, American Songwriter is happy to premiere this video for his song “Jacarandas,” which he both directed and shot himself. It features veteran character actors like Helen Siff, whom you might recognize from famous films such as Don’t Mess with The Zohan, The Karate Kid and Hail Caesar!)...The album was recorded in “four sweaty days” during a brutal heatwave in the summer of 2018. Working with producer Fernando Perdomo out of his Reseda Ranch Studios, the album features many great musicians, including, Trevi Fligg on backing vocals and violinist Kaitlin Wolfberg on “Jacarandas.” Also, on the album are Joel Martin on pedal steel, as well as Claire Holley and Kitten Kuroi on backing vocals. Lockett feels fortunate to have completed the album at all... he went into the hospital the next day, felled by the flu, and a mystery bacterium likely picked up shooting in a distant jungle. Fortunately, his recovery was complete, but took many months, and erased all plans of touring...But in December 2019, with much-improved health, and with Kuroi fresh off another Costello tour, Lockett, Perdomo, and the band started over. “We re-released the album. 364 days later,” he said, “same venue, same time slot. I thought it deserved a second chance.”... READ MORE
" Christopher Lockett is a Los Angeles based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose sound lives somewhere between Americana, Folk and Country music. The transplanted Virginian has a really rich voice and this fine sophomore album, Road Songs For The Restless, is full of soulful songs with insightful lyrics from a journalistic minded writer..." READ MORE