Hayes Carll at the Lucky Mule Saloon
Hayes Carll has carved his niche in the music industry. He is a clever, quirky, country/Americana singer and songwriter who has the ability to connect with music lovers across genres lines. Along with Austin-based singer/songwriter Jason Eady, Hayes Carll is coming to the Lucky Mule Saloon on Friday, October 19th.
Cost: Adults 21 and older $12.00; 18-20 are $12.00, with a $3.00 minor charge at the door.
On Sale: The Lucky Mule, Cavender’s, Abby’s Bottle & Brew, Complete Nutrition or Farm & Ranch Western Wear
Purchase Online: LuckyMuleAbilene.com
Date and Time
Friday, October 19th. Doors open at 7:00pm
Jason Eady’s extensive background in “grown up issues” is what explains why the word “poet” is so frequently associated with his name. A six-year stint in the US Air Force as a translator placed him in a slew of foreign cultures giving him a universal look into the nature of human beings and a good jumping off point for his comprehensive lyrical translations. The Mississippi native and Texas transplant has spent the last seven years in an incubation period undergoing a musical metamorphosis that has led him through lonesome delta blues, inspirational church house harmonies, poetically spun tales of Americana and into the naked and honest regions of good ole’ country music.
Check out Jason Eady’s ‘Wishful Drinking’ video:
Wildly literate, utterly slackerly, impossibly romantic, absolutely a slave to the music, The Woodlands, Texas native Hayes Carll is completely committed to the truth and unafraid to skewer pomposity, hypocrisy and small-minded thinking.
In a world of shallow and shallower, where it’s all groove and gloss, that might seem a hopeless proposition. Last year, “Another Like You,” Carll’s stereotype’s attract duet of polar opposites, was American Songwriter’s #1 Song of 2011 – and his breakout CD, ‘KMAG YOYO’ was the Americana Music Association’s #1 Album, as well as making Best of Lists for Rolling Stone, SPIN and a New York Times Critics Choice.
But more importantly than the critical acclaim is the way Carll connects with music lovers across genres lines. Playing rock clubs and honkytonks, Bonnaroo, Stones Fest, SXSW and NXNE, he and his band the Gulf Coast Orchestra merge a truculent singer/songwriter take that combines Ray Wylie Hubband’s lean freewheeling squalor with Todd Snider’s brazen Gen Y reality and a healthy dose of love amongst unhealthy people.
“I guess you could say I write degenerate love songs,” Carll says. “That, and songs about people who’re wedged between not much and even less; people who see how hopeless it is and somehow make it work anyway. “And the best kind of irony, sometimes, is applying no irony and letting reality do the work.”
Whatever you call his music, Hayes Carll has stumbled on a rare level of respect from critics, award-givers and fans alike. He’s played on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, was the inspiration for the character Beau Hutton from the movie ‘Country Strong’ starring Gwyneth Paltrow, and hasn’t spent a second compromising his creative license along the way.
Here’s Hayes Carll performing the title track from his 2011 CD ‘KMAG YOYO’: