Hayes Carll is an odd mix. Wildly literate, utterly slackerly, impossibly romantic, absolutely a slave to the music, the 37-year old Texan is completely committed to the truth and unafraid to skewer pomposity, hypocrisy and small-minded thinking.
In 2011, "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.
Carll was voted the Best New Artist of 2002 by The Houston Post. His tongue in cheek "She Left Me For Jesus," a know-nothing redneck send-up/beer joint anthem somewhere between "You Never Even Called Me By My Name" and "Up Against the Wall," was the 2008 Americana Music Awards Song of the Year.
But more importantly than the critical acclaim is the way Carll connects with music lovers across genre 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 Hubbard's lean freewheeling squalor with Todd Snider's brazen Gen Y reality and a healthy dose of love amongst unhealthy people.
Uncle Lucius takes rock and roll from its deep roots and pushes it onward by putting their own honest interpretation of new rock sounds with elements of r&b and blues added. Fantastic live performers, they pride their live show as a sacred and energetic experience, with a belief that this is still the truest form of communication with their fans. Their songs are powerful and personal and have been featured on TV shows such as Castle and Friday Night Lights. They rocked the TallTownes' Backyard BBQ so hard, we had no choice but to bring them back for an encore performance at the Yucca!
208 North Colorado Street
Midland, TX 79701