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Hayes Carll

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    August 16, 2013

    Hayes Carll Is Not In a Mental Institution, Says Hayes Carll

    Friday is traditionally the day the media jettisons its more unpleasant stories, similar to the way the Millennium Falcon escaped that Star Destroyer in The Empire Strikes Back ("...We'll jut float away with the rest of the trash"). Other Friday afternoons the news is just odd, but either way there' ... More >>

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    May 21, 2013

    Texas Concert For Conservation at Sam Houston Race Park, 5/18/2013

    Texas Concert For Conservation Featuring Dwight Yoakam, Robert Earl Keen, Hayes Carll & Ray Wylie Hubbard Sam Houston Race Park May 18, 2013 If I wanted to make a dopey analogy, which I'm going to do anyway, I'd say Texas' coastal waters and our wry but soulful singer-songwriters are two of this s ... More >>

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    December 31, 2012

    Friday Night: Hayes Carll's Burlesque Circus & Sideshow Freakout at House of Blues

    Hayes Carll's Burlesque Circus & Sideshow Freakout Feat. Corb Lund House of Blues December 28, 2012 "For years our shows have been PG... 13," Hayes Carll said early in his long, long, long set Friday night at House of Blues, as he headlined his own "Burlesque Circus & Sideshow Freakout." "I wanted ... More >>

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    December 28, 2012

    10 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: December 28-30

    Hayes Carll's Burlesque Circus and Sideshow Freakout House of Blues, December 28 Singer-songwriter Hayes Carll's songs are populated by widescreen people of oddity and quirk, so it makes total sense for him to put his own special twist on the holidays. At Friday's House of Blues free-for-all, Carll ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012
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    December 27, 2012

    30 Seconds With Hayes Carll

    Mr. Hayes Carll from The Woodlands is one of our greatest treasures, and his country magic is making him a name all over America. We sat down with Carll to see what we could learn in 30 seconds. Rocks Off: What is worst song in the world? Hayes Carll: I really don't know how to answer that questio ... More >>

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    December 12, 2012

    Behold the Texas 30, Plus Albums 40-31

    At this point, hopefully you know what the Texas 30 is and why Rocks Off is counting down to the Top 30 Texas albums of the past 30 years, as determined by a statewide panel of professional music writers. The short answer is, of course, because we can, and because it was a great excuse to listen to ... More >>

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    December 7, 2012

    Hayes Carll Playing Cactus Music Next Thursday, Reissuing 2002's Flowers and Liquor

    While we wait for his follow-up to 2011's damned fabulous KMAG YOYO, Cactus Music has announced that Hayes Carll will be playing in-store on Thursday, December 13 at 5:30 p.m. That's next Thursday, you turkeys. Carll, one of the most vocal Houston Texans fans on Sunday afternoons on Twitter, is ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    March 22, 2012

    Top 5 Old Musicians Actually Using Twitter

    Like youth itself, Twitter is wasted on the young. But not everyone over 35 has completely tuned it out -- after a recent upgrade to a smartphone, even I'm using it now after years of Twitterphobia. (Hit me up at @ThePhantomTX.) Since I've been on, I've learned that most musicians have handed off t ... More >>

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    January 31, 2012

    Some Questions About the Texas Music Awards 2012 Ballot

    If you think we were flabbergasted by songwriter Bob Cheevers touting his election as 2011 Songwriter of the Year in the Texas Music Awards sponsored by mytexasmusic.com and "sanctioned" (a hedge word that appears frequently in relation to the Texas Music Awards) by the Texas Academy of Music (high ... More >>

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    January 10, 2012

    Hayes Carll Added To Chris Gray Day Schedule

    Today we have added boss hoss country artist Hayes Carll to the Chris Gray Day festivities, coming this Saturday at the Continental Club. Carll was last in Houston on December 30 for a whip-crack set, with Robert Ellis and Shovels And Rope opening for him. He goes on at 6 p.m., right in the middle o ... More >>

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    January 2, 2012

    Friday Night: Hayes Carll, Robert Ellis, and Shovels & Rope At House Of Blues

    This Friday night set effectively set the tone for my New Year's weekend. It was raucous, relaxing, and poignant, shoving us into the new year with a bit of twang and grit - as if I didn't already carry enough in my DNA. With Hayes Carll closing, Robert Ellis in middle relief, and Charleston, Sout ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011
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    December 13, 2011

    Robert Ellis, Hayes Carll Honored by American Songwriter Magazine

    Photo by Marc Brubaker​If one understands the historical depth and context of the singer-songwriter tradition in Houston -- and it was flourishing here long before it migrated to Austin or before a few (mostly Texan) outlaws started up a movement in Nashville -- it shouldn't come as much of a ... More >>

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    October 14, 2011

    The Gourds on Italian Sandwiches, Jaded Nashville and Life in a Van

    Photo courtesy Miller Outdoor Theater​The Gourds, Austin's loosest and most literate roots band, rolls into Dan Electro's Guitar Bar tonight. The occasion is the release of the band's latest album, Old Mad Joy. Produced by Bob Dylan/Levon Helm sideman Larry Campbell, the album has been getting ... More >>

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    September 30, 2011

    Hayes Carll Leaving Lost Highway After Declining Option

    As if we haven't heard enough news about what trouble the major labels are having and the changing business model for labels and artists, Rocks Off learned over the weekend that Hayes Carll is leaving Universal Americana imprint Lost Highway. According to Carll's longtime manager, Mike Crowley, la ... More >>

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    September 25, 2011

    BestFest: Hayes Carll Strikes Up The Band, Cake Shut It Down

    Photos by Marc BrubakerAll the way from Beaumont: Hayes Carll​By now Hayes Carll has to be the musical poet laureate of Southeast Texas, or the "scruffy redneck rocker" division, anyway. (Bun B holds the rapper crown in perpetuity.) Carll's songs are as stuffed with detail as a roadmap, the Pi ... More >>

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    September 12, 2011

    Friday Night: Sideshow Tramps CD Release At Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Jason WolterHayes Carll (left) and Craig Kinsey go down the road.​Sideshow Tramps Fitzgerald's September 9, 2011 If Aftermath doesn't have to be at the office first thing in the morning, sometimes we let our personal hygiene slide a little. Some days stretch well into the afternoon ... More >>

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    July 29, 2011

    Hayes Carll's KMAG Catches On With Jazzercise Set

    Jim BrickerHayes Carll at Free Press Summer Fest 2011​Woodlands native and Lost Highway recording artist Hayes Carll, whose latest album KMAG YOYO (& Other American Stories) will certainly make many year-end best-of lists, may just have another career alternative if he ever gets tired of the r ... More >>

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    June 6, 2011

    Summer Fest Sunday: Peak Fun With B L A C K I E, Hayes Carll, Guitar Wolf, Yeasayer, Robert Ellis & More

    Jim BrickerGood ole boy done good: Hayes Carll had a productive homecoming.​Chris Gray: Not long after I got to Summer Fest Sunday, I spotted festival honcho Omar Afra finishing up one of local musician/yogi Tyagaraja's yoga workshops in the wooden glade known temporarily as the Budweiser Beer ... More >>

  • Music

    March 3, 2011

    Stomp and Holler

    Life's not as hard as it used to be for Hayes Carll.

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    January 21, 2011

    Instant Crunk: All The Local Music News You Can Handle

    ​It's that time again! We've slogged through Twitter streams and RSS feeds just to bring everyone up to speed on Houston's prolific music scene. So let's get down to the business of getting down, starting with our soundtrack for the week: a 49-minute mix from DJ Sun, performing at The Flat. I ... More >>

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    December 29, 2010

    Last Night: Hayes Carll At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Hayes Carll Warehouse Live December 28, 2010 It was almost New Year's Eve, just not cold as hell for Houston. For the third year in a row, Woodlands native Hayes Carll shambled back from Austin for his post-Christmas show at Warehouse Live, which might explain why the ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010
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    December 24, 2009
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    August 5, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: My Son, the Guitar-Slinger

    William Michael SmithLance Smith (left) and Mike Stinson​ LOM grew up in the oil patch, made a good living in it, saw the world because of it. So it made sense to want our son, Lance, to grow up to be a petroleum engineer. Alas, it was not to be. Now he's a guitar player. Two years into the petrol ... More >>

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    July 21, 2009

    MP3 of the Day: Hayes Carll

    Some basic facts that cannot be disputed. Our economy is in the shitter; parts of downtown Houston smell like a little boy's bathroom, puddles and all; and singing good country music is no easy feat. The next artist on Rocks Off's week-long visit through the HPMA Best Local Song nominees is Hayes Ca ... More >>

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    June 2, 2009

    Stingaree Music Festival and Texas Crab Festival in Crystal Beach, Texas

    Photos by J.C. ReidReason to celebrateTwo of the biggest annual events at Crystal Beach on the Bolivar Peninsula east of Galveston are the Texas Crab Festival and the Stingaree Music Festival. In its 24th year, the Crab Festival traditionally has occurred on Mother's Day weekend and celebrates every ... More >>

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    May 28, 2009
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    May 21, 2009

    The 2009 Houston Press Music Award Nominees

    Here they are, folks. You nominated 'em, we mulled 'em over and sorted out the stuffers, and now the 2009 Houston Press Music Awards ballot is set. Normally Rocks Off would say something cute like read 'em and weep, but since we've been listening to almost nothing but '80s hard rock and new bands th ... More >>

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    May 21, 2009

    Houston Press Music Awards: And The Nominees Are...

    Here they are, folks. You nominated 'em, we mulled 'em over and sorted out the stuffers, and now the 2009 Houston Press Music Awards ballot is set. Normally Rocks Off would say something cute like read 'em and weep, but since we've been listening to almost nothing but '80s hard rock and new bands t ... More >>

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    January 30, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Good Trouble for Hayes Carll in 2008

    We freely admit we are homers, as big a fans of Hayes Carll as Milo Hamilton is of the Astros, but the Press isn't the only media outlet in the country impressed by Carll's first Lost Highway album, Trouble in Mind. The album, which featured the Americana Music Association's song of the year, "She L ... More >>

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    January 1, 2009
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    January 1, 2009
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    December 29, 2008

    Aftermath: Robert Earl Keen at House of Blues; Dash Rip Rock at the Continental Club; Hayes Carll at Warehouse Live

    Photos: Hayes Carll/ Craig Hlavaty; Dash Rip Rock, Robert Earl Keen/ Chris Gray On their 1996 self-titled debut LP, Hee Haw-loving Nashville ironists BR5-49 cut a song called "Little Ramona (Gone Hillbilly Nuts)." Anyone who has read either the paper or this site in the past few weeks will ... More >>

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    September 20, 2008

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Hayes Carll Wins Americana Song of the Year

    Woodlands native Hayes Carll took home honors for Song of the Year at the Americana Music Association Awards show in Nashville Thursday night. Carll wrote “She Left Me for Jesus” with former Austinite Brian Keane, who relocated to Nashville earlier this year. The song appears on Carll’s 2008 L ... More >>

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    August 8, 2008

    Friday In-Stores: Hayes Carll and Paris Falls

    If you hurry - and aren't stuck out in Katy somewhere - you can still catch Hayes Carll's 5:30 p.m. in-store at Cactus Music - by the way, congrats to Cactus owner Quinn Bishop and wife Meg on the birth of son Graham yesterday - before his show with Ray Wylie Hubbard at Sam Houston Race Park tonight ... More >>

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    May 16, 2008

    Playbill: Corb Lund and Hayes Carll at Dosey Doe

    Pushing the new Horse Soldier! Horse Soldier! record, Canadian country jazzers Corb Lund and the Hurtin’ Albertans make one of their infrequent visits to the area Friday night at Dosey Doe, a new upscale coffee house in The Woodlands. Lund will be opening for Woodlands favorite son Hayes Carll, wh ... More >>

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    April 10, 2008
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    January 3, 2008

    Graham Weber

    Settling in Austin by way of Los Angeles and a broken heart, this singer/songwriter is making a name for himself in Americana circles

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    April 26, 2007

    Stingaree Music Festival

    Hayes Carll hosts a sandy shindig in a reverse hurricane

  • Music

    February 15, 2007

    Talk to Mee

    A dialogue with a local indie punker about the cultural cringe

  • Calendar

    November 10, 2005
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    August 4, 2005

    Houston's Gone Gaaga for Haaga

    A former king of the Texas metal world unites Houston's warring rock tribes and wins a passel of Music Awards

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    April 7, 2005

    The Bolivar Kid Strikes Again

    Hayes Carll continues H-town's hot streak with Little Rock

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    December 18, 2003

    Hayes, Dude

    A fresh and brainy country alternative

  • Music

    August 14, 2003

    Hothouse Flowers

    Groceries spoil in the heat, while the rest of Houston's music community blossoms

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    August 8, 2002

    Hayes Carll

    Flowers and Liquor (Compadre)

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    January 24, 2002

    Hayes of Wine & Roses

    Galveston's Hayes Carll sets aside sin long enough to come up with Flowers & Liquor

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