Sure, Hayes Carll has been ripping up the contemporary folk and Americana worlds in and around Texas for the past decade, but it's only since signing with Lost Highway Records and dropping Trouble in Mind in 2008 that he's found his way onto the radar of the rest of the nation. Even as the world slowly turns its ears to Carll's remarkable sound (somewhere between country, folk, and indie rock - perhaps the territory formerly occupied by labelmates like Drive-By Truckers and Lucinda Williams), Carll has been earning honors and accolades from independent and mainstream media alike.
Last year, the Americana Music Assocation named his album KMAG YOYO (And Other American Stories) its number one Album of the Year, no doubt boosting his cred among roots music fans and critics alike. As he continues to make his way around the country this fall, learn more about Hayes Carll using this introductory bio and profile.
photo: Michael Buckner