Five-Star Fridays

Friday, May 30th, 2008

“She Left Me for Jesus,” by Hayes Carll.

Listen here. Buy the album here.

I just discovered Carll a few weeks ago. If you like boozy, brawlin’, outlaw country, he’ll be right up your alley. He’s really a hell of a songwriter–think El Corazon-era Steve Earle, plus a wicked sense of humor. “Drunken Poet’s Dream” is another great cut from the same album.

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8 Responses to “Five-Star Fridays”

  1. #1 |  chris horton | 

    That’s one great song. And funny as shit. Does this mean I’m bound for eternal flames for liking it? GUFFAW!!

  2. #2 |  HoustonGuy | 

    Interesting, like it. Turns out he’s playing a mile from my house in Houston tonight. Will try to go see him!

  3. #3 |  HoustonGuy | 

    Just a thought, why doesn’t Amazon give you the MP3s if you buy the physical album from them? I’m going to rip it (for personal use, seriously) anyway.

  4. #4 |  Jeremy | 

    Are you familiar with James McMurtry? If Five-Star Fridays is an accurate depiction of your palate, then I think you will.

  5. #5 |  Jeremy | 

    dig him … that is.

  6. #6 |  chris horton | 

    Hey Radley, You gotta like DBT then, right?

  7. #7 |  KBCraig | 

    Great song, but you’re right that he does sound like Steve Earle — in the bad, fake, hokey-beyond-believability sense.

    Turn down the overdone cornpone, and it’s good music.

  8. #8 |  CJJScout | 

    Someone already mentioned James McMurtry, but what about Ray Wylie Hubbard? Lots of good “outlaw” country out there right now. XM 12 is a great channel and plays a lot of this stuff. Shooter Jennings, Reckless Kelly, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Hank 3, etc.