Hayes Carll is known as one of the most original songwriters in the Texas Music Scene. His quick wit and dry sense of humor are a hit with the crowds and play a huge role in his music. He kicked off the show with his song “Beaumont” which was immediately met with cheers from the crowd. Those cheers would become a theme for the night, which ultimately ended in a standing ovation.
“All the way from Beaumont with a white rose in my hand, I could not wait forever babe I hope you understand.”
Laughter came right along with the cheering. Hayes’ infamous song “She Left Me For Jesus” had the crowd roaring. He let us in on the story from his perspective about when he tried to play that song in a church. Unlike THAT instance, the song was not met with boos and riots when played at Dosey Doe on Wednesday night.
“And now she’s acting funny, and I don’t understand, I think that she’s found her, some other man. She left me for Jesus.”
Despite a multitude of hilarious songs and stories, the song “Magic Kid” had to have been the most memorable of the night. This song from Hayes latest album “Lovers and Leavers” is what we would call ‘real’ music. It’s a song that came straight from the heart. Best said by host Kyle Hutton;
“I’ve got three boys… [20, 18 and 15] and they change so fast. To catch how you felt… what a beautiful picture that’s gonna be that you and he will have forever.”
Hayes Carll reminds us what ‘real music’ is. He doesn’t play by any games, and he doesn’t follow anyone’s rules. He writes and plays music from the heart.
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