CD Review: Hayes Carll — KMAG YOYO; Playing The EARL, July 20; Rock and Roll Hotel, July 23; Revolution Music Room, October 15

CD Review: Hayes Carll — KMAG YOYO; Playing The EARL, July 20; Rock and Roll Hotel, July 23; Revolution Music Room, October 15

Hayes Carll
KMAG YOYO
Lost Highway

By Al Kaufman

“I’m like James Brown only white and taller,” boasts Hayes Carll on his fourth CD, KMAG YOYO. He’s not. The Arkansas native is more like Terry Allen, John Prine, or good friend Todd Snider. In other words, he writes the kind of songs that people in honky-tonks all over the country are dying to play. His songs can be hilarious, provocative, and gut-wrenching, sometimes all at same time. He’s a liberal, wisecracking, good ol’ boy, who hasn’t lost touch with his sensitive side. He is, in short, a gift from the songwriting gods. Read more about CD Review: Hayes Carll — KMAG YOYO; Playing The EARL, July 20; Rock and Roll Hotel, July 23; Revolution Music Room, October 15

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