Hayes Carll Gets Animated
Hayes Carll is an up-and-coming singer-songwriter from Texas with a distinct country bent and mighty humble beginnings. (Early in his career he had to resort to selling vacuums door to door to support himself.) He has a voice as tough and relentless as a late-night Lone Star brawl and a lyric sensibility worthy of an M.F.A. creative-writing seminar. His major-label début, “Trouble in Mind,” comes out next Tuesday, April 8, and he has a tour slated to start the same day, at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q, which comes to the Bowery Ballroom on May 1. Carll just posted this tidy animated video on YouTube about his early days performing. Watch for the great anecdote about Jimmy Buffett’s signature song near its end.