Hayes Carll (James Minchin)
Hayes Carll (Photo: James Minchin)

Stuart’s to Host Acclaimed Texas Songwriter Hayes Carll Oct. 6

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Hot on the heels of some terrific shows (Wood Brothers, Todd Snider, Thomas Mapfumo), Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville continues its winning streak with Texas singer-songwriter Hayes Carll on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m.

Having performed everywhere from small rock clubs and honky-tonks to Bonnaroo, Stones Fest, SXSW and NXNE, Carll and his band have also made themselves at home on the airwaves, with appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and NPR’s Mountain Stage.

Born in Houston, Carll went to college at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas, first getting a degree in history then heading back to Crystal Beach to play for a wild assortment of people either hiding out, hanging on or getting lost in the bars along the Texas Gulf coast.

After releasing Flowers & Liquor in 2002, Carll was voted the Best New Artist that year by The Houston Post. He would go on to release Little Rock on his own Highway 87 label, which became the first self-owned project to the top the Americana charts.

Carll has stated that his banged-up take on classic country is honed by the road, sometimes as a man and guitar, sometimes with his scrappy band, but always taking in the vistas and humanity before him.

“It comes down to the songs and the people,” he said in a press release. “You write about what you see, the things that cross your mind… and then you wanna get out there and play it back to ‘em. You kinda know how you’re doing when you see how the people respond.”

Nashville singer-songwriter Aubrie Sellers will open the show. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit