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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tuesday To-Do: Hayes Carll

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10 p.m., White Water Tavern. $20.

Update: Tickets to tonight's show are sold out.

Whoops. This blog post may have become a jumping-off point for a Hayes Carll backlash last week when a crew of commenters laid into the Texas-born, Hendrix-educated country crooner, calling him a "warbling charlatan, shit talking Arkansas to a room full of his fellow smug, chortling Texans" during a live taping of Austin City Limits. The commenter, Barvul, later admitted that he "shouldn't expect a Texan not to act like one."

"I hated it the first time when he went by the name Eddie Rabbit," said commenter tippytom.

Hilarious? Obviously. Widespread? Probably not. For years, Little Rock has provided Carll a second hometown, a title for his best album and a cluster of die-hard fans.

But with every week, Hayes, a dude on a front porch down the street, is becoming Hayes Carll, cult songwriter, guest on "The Tonight Show" and Hollywood songwriter. (He provided music for the recent Gwyneth Paltrow flick, "Country Strong.") But if success has changed the man, it's hard to tell from his music. His new album, "KMAG YOYO (& other American stories)," named after a military acronym ("Kiss My Ass, Guys, You're On Your Own") is a taut, quick-witted romp through the Middle Eastern wars, the recession and boozing. In short, he's not straying too far from the formula that's making him almost famous. Expect Carll, accompanied by his full band, to tear through the upcoming album for his return to White Water Tavern. Isaac Alexander, the local songwriter who needs no introduction, opens the night.

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