Thursday, April 25 | 7:30 p.m.
Winter/Spring 2013 Concert Series
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Opening Act: Travis Linville
Texas singer-songwriter Hayes Carll received his first guitar at the age of fifteen and almost immediately began writing songs, influenced by the likes of Bob Dylan, John Prine, Kris Kristofferson, and Dead Poets Society, as well as the Beat novels and writings of Jack Kerouac—all of which continued to reverberate later in his mature songwriting style. After graduating from college in Arkansas, Carll returned to Texas where he played his own material at local bars. After a stay in Austin, he continued to play gigs and picked up a loyal following in the Galveston and Houston area, where he lives today. He signed with Compadre Records in 2002 and released his debut album, Flowers and Liquor, which garnered him favorable comparisons to Townes Van Zandt. Turning down a deal from Sugar Hill Records, Carll released his second album, Little Rock. He is now firmly established as a next-generation singer and writer in the maverick country-folk style of Van Zandt, Guy Clark, and Ray Wylie Hubbard.
“Gimlet eyed and smart mouthed, with a self-deprecating kind of swagger, he has positioned himself as an heir to outlaw-country royalty like Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and especially Ray Wylie Hubbard” – Nate Chinen, New York TimesBack to Concerts