Father’s Day Artist Spotlight: Hayes Carll

That’s my kid with the cards / He’s nine years old / With a head full of wonder / And a heart of gold
And there’s not a trick that he can’t figure out / And he’s never stopped the show for fear of doubt
Like the rest of us did 
He’s the magic kid

(excerpt from “The Magic Kid”)
 
From these lyrics alone, you can feel the deep well of thoughtfulness and insight that’s at the core of this Texan poet/singer’s music. Hayes Carll is also known for his plainspoken ways and clever humour, and compared to the likes of the great Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark for his maverick style of country-folk. Add loving dad to the list of his credits, and you’ve got an artist who ya just gotta like, and someone who’s already generating a buzz of anticipation.