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Hayes Carll

Artist Bio

The country simplicity that imbues Hayes Carll’s songs can sometimes hide the social conscience and sharp humor that also runs through them, but if you want to find those things, they are there. In fact, Carll has spent over 20 years having a conversation about what it is we’re all doing here with anyone who will listen. He makes us laugh––but then he makes us cry. We judge a song’s protagonist, only for Carll to spin us around to commiserate with them.

“I like to tug at heartstrings, find commonality with others, reflect on my own life, and sometimes I do it in a lighthearted way,” says Carll. “A lot of musical styles found their way onto this record, but my first and most formative influences came from country music. This is a country singer-songwriter record. It’s just unapologetically me.”

Carll is talking about You Get It All, his eighth album. His voice, rich but worn, has never sounded better. As a songwriter, he is in top form, turning droll confessions, messy relationships, motel room respites, and an exasperated, hitchhiking God into modern nuggets.

The New York Times likened Carll’s ability to undergird humor with a weightier narrative to Bob Dylan. When Carll talks about the sounds that are in his own head, he mentions Randy Travis. That juxtaposition defines the singularity of Carll’s career: He exists in a space of his own, informed by John Prine, Tom Waits, and Dylan but also by Travis, Kenny Rogers, and Hank Williams, Jr.

Those influences may have made him hard to pigeonhole, but he’s still been embraced. Two Americana Music Awards, a Grammy nomination for Best Country Song, and multiple Austin Music Awards line his resumé́. He’s had the most-played record on Americana radio twice. His songs appear on the screen regularly and have been recorded by Kenny Chesney, Lee Ann Womack, and Brothers Osborne, to name a few.

You Get It All was produced by Allison Moorer and guitar legend Kenny Greenberg. Carll credits his partnership with singer, songwriter, and artist Moorer, his wife, as a force that helps both clarify what he wants and challenge self-imposed limits. “She’s a world-class artist who has a way of helping me articulate my vision,” he says.

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Tour Dates

Mar 04 2022
Spread Oaks Ranch
Markham, TX
Apr 08 2022
Majestic Theatre
Dallas, TX
Apr 09 2022
George's Majestic Lounge
Fayetteville, AR
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Apr 10 2022
Knuckleheads Saloon
Kansas City, MO
Apr 12 2022
Lincoln Hall
Chicago, IL
Apr 13 2022
Turf Club
St Paul, MN
Apr 14 2022
Omaha, NE
Apr 15 2022
Washington’s FoCo
Fort Collins, CO
Apr 16 2022
Bluebird Theater
Denver, CO
Apr 19 2022
The Commonwealth Room
Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 20 2022
The Olympic Venue
Boise, ID
Apr 21 2022
Tractor Tavern
Seattle, WA
Apr 22 2022
Tractor Tavern
Seattle, WA
Apr 23 2022
Aladdin Theater
Portland, OR
Apr 24 2022
Arcata Theatre Lounge
Arcata, CA
Apr 26 2022
Harlow's Restaurant & Nightclub
Sacramento, CA
Apr 27 2022
The Guild Theatre
Menlo Park, CA
Apr 28 2022
Great American Music Hall
San Francisco, CA
Apr 29 2022
SLO Brew
San Luis Obispo, CA
Apr 30 2022
Belly Up Tavern
Solana Beach, CA
May 01 2022
Indio, CA
Jun 04 2022
Downtown Historic Mckinney Square
Mckinney, TX