Hayes Carrl | Wednesday, October 2nd | Doors: 6PM | Show: 8PM | $20 | All Ages
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With a career full of critical acclaim and popular success, Hayes Carll could’ve played it safe on his sixth record, What It Is – but he didn’t. The result is a musically ambitious and lyrically deep statement of an artist in his creative prime.
Carll’s own wit and style have never been more evident. Whether it’s with the put-you-in-picture detail of, “Beautiful Thing,” the not quite sheepish enough, dude-esque defense of dishonesty in, “Things You Don’t Wanna Know,” or the strong as a tree trunk declaration of love on, “I Will Stay,” he displays an increasing command of his poetic lexicon.
Writers most often wrestle with experience and expectations, either romanticizing the past or telling us how good it’s going to be when they get where they’re going. What It Is is a record that is rooted solidly in the present, revealing an artist in the emotional and intellectual here and now.
Megan may or may not be a moose, the verdict is still out.