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Hayes Carll is headed to Stuart's Opera House on Friday. (Submitted)
Hayes Carll is headed to Stuart's Opera House on Friday. (Submitted)

Hayes Carll Headed To Stuart’s


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Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville, Ohio hosts Texas singer songwriter Hayes Carll on Friday, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. for a special solo performance.

Hayes Carll is at the forefront of a generation of American singer/songwriters. A Texas native, his style of roots-oriented songwriting has been noted for its plain-spoken poetry and sarcastic humor. He was nominated for a 2016 Grammy award for Best Country Song, and American Songwriter awarded him with Song of the Year for “Another Like You” in 2011, the same year he was nominated for Artist of the Year at the Americana Awards. Now Hayes is returning with a powerful and raw set of songs produced by Joe Henry entitled Lovers and Leavers. The record marks a new chapter for Hayes – he has gone through much personal change in the five years since his last release, and he mines the depths of these experiences on this record. Sonically, he has stripped away some of the country sounds that marked his previous records, thus highlighting his well-worn voice and placing his straightforward and heartfelt lyrics at the center.

John Evans will open the show. As a performer, if Johnny Cash, Buddy Holly and Elvis Costello were to have a love child, John Evans might just be it. But it is also his songwriting that has built his legacy over the past 20 years as a troubadour in the great state of Texas. His journey began by earning his keep and his education through athletics, and later by entering the realm of Texas roots rock music as he took to the road. When he isn’t songwriting or touring with the John Evans Band, Emily Bell or El Trio Grande, Evans is an award-winning producer who creates albums with an untouchable southern elegance, ranging from bluesy rock-n-roll to rootsy country music. Evans also has several album writes and co-writes with Hayes Carll including mainstays, Take Me Away and KMAG YOYO. His latest endeavor is his new album Polyester.

Hayes Carll will play on Friday, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. at Stuart’s Opera House, 52 Public Square in Nelsonville, Ohio. John Evans will open the show. Tickets are on sale now, reserved seats are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets call 740-753-1924 or visit stuartsoperahouse.org.