"...Dear Editor, I was shocked and offended to read Jim Caligiuri’s Friday review of Hayes Carll’s new album, Trouble in Mind ["SXSW Platters," Music, March 14]. Caligiuri harshly criticizes Carll and claims he is “derivative and uninspired.” Hayes Carll may be a lot of things, but unoriginal is not one of them..."
"...Lovers and Leavers isn't an anomaly. Lone Star codification opens Hayes Carll's 2002 debut Flowers and Liquor, a jaunty drawl befitting Ray Wylie Hubbard on "Highway 87" (see label above) and "Naked Checkers" stripping down to its Lyle Lovett..."
"...Hayes Carll looks worried...."
"..."I remember there was this one time in Crystal Beach when I had my four-hour gig," begins Hayes Carll with a drag of his cigarette. "It would be 6 to 10pm, and this one night, there was maybe one person in the bar, and this guy walks in talking to himself and sits down right in front of me, four feet away..."
"...15, is the second time the two have associated for the cause. This year, he’ll be joined by Hayes Carll, with Savannah Berry and Grounded in Music students...."
"...And the winners are... Hayes Carll, Patty Griffin, and Asleep at the Wheel..."
"...Sometimes it's the other way around, though. I don't consider myself a writer like Hayes Carll or Lyle [Lovett] or Guy Clark..."
"...Hayes Carll “Chances Are” If you missed Hayes Carll's SXSW Diary for the Chronicle, it's worth a read. In support of his latest, KMAG YOYO (& Other American Stories), the local smart-ass songsmith also recently stopped by Rolling Stone headquarters for a solo acoustic session..."
"...Hayes Carll7:30pm, Austin Ventures stage..."
"..."No man is an island, but every man has a peninsula," says Austin transplant Hayes Carll, recalling a phrase he picked up during his tenure in Crystal Beach, Texas. Essentially taking the opposite career path as Jerry Jeff Walker (see "Viva Belize!" Sept..."
"...Hayes CarllKMAG YOYO (& Other American Stories) (Lost Highway)..."
"...The Jon Dee & Friend Show upstairs in the Continental Club gallery on Sundays is more a sparring match than a song swap, with host Jon Dee Graham's interviewing skills cutting as sharply as his barbed lyricism and classic rock grit. Hayes Carll, dubbed the Prince of the Peninsula, took the hot seat last weekend, offering hilarious insight into the Crystal Beach characters behind "I Got a Gig," his devious day jobs (breast painter, vacuum cleaner salesman, Census Bureau worker), and the YouTube video of British soldiers in an LSD trial that inspired the title track to KMAG YOYO (& Other American Stories)..."
"...Chances are even better that in either case the cause of your explosive hilarity and/or spiritual distress – and we'll give you good odds on this because, you know, it's pretty much a gimme – was the music video for Hayes Carll's wickedly funny, heathen honky-tonker "She Left Me for Jesus," which the iTunes Store is calling a "whisky-addled sing-along for the final moments before last call."..."
"...Judging from his Austin City Limits taping last Wednesday, Hayes Carll will have the most highly anticipated Texas album of 2011. The local wordsmith premiered four stunning new tunes, including the ramblin' blues of set opener "Hard Out Here" and one to be titled either "Chances Are" or "Conway Twitty Lying Naked on a Bearskin Rug by a Fireplace in the Wintertime." Carll has completed most of the follow-up to his 2008 Lost Highway debut Trouble in Mind, tentatively set for release in February..."
"...› Hayes Carll wants everyone to know that he hasn't been institutionalized, a rumor apparently disseminated on satellite radio. "I want to let everyone know that there is no truth to this rumor," he wrote on his Facebook page..."
"...The London songstress' delightfully retro leanings exude the spirit of doo-wop and Phil Spector girl groups on club-ready debut Travelling Like the Light. – Jay Trachtenberg Hayes Carll..."
"...Hayes CarllTrouble in Mind (Lost Highway)..."
"...Hayes Carll, Lost Highwayman “This skinny right-hander spent most of his time in the minors as a bench warmer. We had no idea what kind of power the kid had! Ever since he was moved up two years ago, he has been a dynamite first baseman and one heck of a slugger. With 15 home runs already this year, Hayes is defiantly a guy to keep your eyes on.”..."
"...Hayes Carll admits he had a selfish motivation for establishing the Stingaree Music Festival three years ago in Crystal Beach, where he started his songwriting career and resided for five years (see "Trouble in Mind," June 6, 2008): "I wanted to see my favorite musicians play in a place I love that most people don't even know exists." Carll's purpose changed drastically last September when Hurricane Ike destroyed the entirety of the Bolivar Peninsula. "With the economy and all else, people have already forgotten that just six months ago there were four vibrant towns here," says Carll, who started recording the follow-up to his Lost Highway breakthrough Trouble in Mind on Tuesday..."