Hayes Carll has gotten a lot of run on a lot of blogs. Thank god too. Had it not been for me continually seeing his name on blogs I read on a regular basis I may not have ever gotten around to checking out his latest (and first I’ve ever heard) release, Trouble in Mind.

Really, everything that needs to be said about this album has already been said and it’s all been said better than I could have done. A particularly good review of the album which pretty much sums up how I feel about the cd was posted on The 9513 a couple of months ago. I especially like one of their closing paragraphs:

All and all, the good on this record far, far, far outweighs the bad. In fact, the only reason that I’m giving this one such an analytical look is because it warrants it. Work of serious artistic substance deserves serious listening and serious reflection, and this record is full of very worthy artistic substance.

This record is the very definition of Essential Listening…especially for fans of intelligent quirkiness ala Todd Snider.

Hayes Carll – Drunken Poet’s Dream
Hayes Carll – Wild As A Turkey
Hayes Carll – Knockin’ Over Whiskeys

Hayes Carll’s Official Site, Hayes Carll on myspace, Buy Trouble in Mind


  1. definitely a bad mofo. got to see him solo the other night. extremely entertaining.

  2. i am with you!! also check out his “little rock” cd. it is every bit as good. i read that it was the first indie release to ever be #1 on the americana chart…

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