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Hayes Carll

Hayes Carll

Scott Miller

Sun, July 22, 2012

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Castle Theatre

Bloomington, IL

$15.00 - $17.50

This event is 21 and over

Hayes Carll
Hayes Carll
Hayes Carll is an odd mix. Wildly literate, utterly slackerly, impossibly romantic, absolutely a slave to the music, the 35-year old Texan 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 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.

“Carll unreels road-damaged stories with a boozy twang, his wicked couplets cut with a sentimental streak…” – Rolling Stone
Scott Miller
Scott Miller
Feisty, funny singer/guitar-slinger Scott Miller is not a simple study. Raised on a cattle farm in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, where he expects to return before too long, he writes songs full of rural imagery, and his trademark is the mule. But he also has a degree in Russian and Soviet Studies from William & Mary and can write a rock song with the best of them.
Venue Information:
The Castle Theatre
209 E. Washington St.
Bloomington, IL, 61701
http://www.thecastletheatre.com/