Hayes Carll

Hayes Carll carries on the tradition of the literate, witty style of country that his native Texas became known for in the ‘70s with his “degenerate love songs” that have a weary realism capturing the roller coaster ride of living life constantly on the move. A friend and occasional songwriting partner of Ray Wylie Hubbard, Carll lives in a corner of country music that’s not overproduced pop or fiery outlaw — instead, it has more of a straight-forward personality, dipping into both the poetics of highs and lows, creating semi-stream-of-conscious lines without causing eyes to roll. He’s a natural outsider. He’s basically what Eric Church pretends to be.


KCD Theater
7 p.m. | $20ADV; $25DOS
4100 Springdale Road