Hayes Carll is one of the nicest fellows around. And, as your Austin Music Minute maven often raves on various occasions, Carll is one of the best/funniest damn storytellers ever to bring your attention to any stage he graces. It’s a special bonus you get whenever he performs. Makes sense. A songwriter of his caliber thoughtfully weaves the yarns that compel you, give you pause, paint the clearest pictures opening the memory floodgates. It all comes alive.
So, the coolest thing happened recently. Carll made his official debut at the Grand Ole Opry. It was a mind-blowing and overwhelming experience, to put it mildly. And obviously, an excellent choice on the part of the Grand Ole Opry.
In the spirit of #LoveAustinMusicMonth, we’re selfishly pleased that this Grammy-nominated artist and outstanding storyteller calls Austin his home, and he loves to play here, too. Speaking of which, Carll has a (now sold out) show tonight at The Continental Club, 1315 S. Congress Ave. And fellow songwriter Ben Dickey opens the show at 9:45 p.m. Barfield closes out the night after midnight.
Some major badasses in the house, ya’ll. Tip ‘o the hat from the AMM. Very recommended.
-Photo courtesy of the artist.