Adam and Chris Carroll with Josh Dodds
Adam Carrolls musical biography is as winding as the stories in his songs, full of far-away places and close-to-home meditations that encompass a career built on countless shows in Texas clubs, thousands of miles on the road with his partner in life and music, Chris Carroll, accolades of all kinds, and still the burning desire to simply...write the next song.
Thank goodness for that, because Carrolls songs tap into a vein of the human condition that make them deeply moving but often humorous. As No Depression notes, Carroll slips easily between observed detail and poetic flight, framing everyday images as literary moments. Hes particularly adept at portraiture, whether its a colorful hustler, a rural taxi driver or a karaoke singer, he sees what you might feel, but couldnt verbalize, capturing a persons essence in the details of their physical being and actions.
The core of what I do is songwriting; its the one thing Im passionate about. Its the most fulfilling and challenging job I can imagine. explains Adam. In fact, the scope of Carrolls songwriting influence was recognized in 2016 when Highway Prayer: A Tribute to Adam Carroll was released, featuring esteemed writers/performers like Hayes Carll, James McMurtry, Slaid Cleaves, and Terri Hendrix covering Carroll-penned tunes. It has garnered attention from publications like Texas Monthly and Rolling Stone, the latter which noted that Carroll is talented beyond his years.
With tours crisscrossing the USA, Canada and Europe, Carroll is currently focusing on performances as a duo with Chris Carroll, Canadian singer-songwriter and Texas transplant. Their distinct energies and personalities play off each other onstage, and the effect is a both moving and entertaining show that delights crowds from coast to coast.
Carrolls body of work is expansive with eight independently produced albums to his name. From studio records produced by Grammy Award winner Lloyd Maines (South of Town, Lookin Out the Screen Door, Live at Cheatham Street, Far Away Blues) through to his latest releases (Old Town Rock N Roll, Hard Times with Michael OConnor, and 2014's Let It Choose You), Carrolls song credits also include co-writes and covers by Slaid Cleaves (Race Car Joe, Hard to Believe), Hayes Carll (Take Me Away, featured in the film Country Strong) and Band of Heathens (Medicine Man, Maple Tears).
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