Hayes Carll To Grace FarmJam Stage
With less than 5 months until FarmJam, the lineup now includes Hayes Carll, a musician whose sound has broad appeal. As a matter of fact, Carll’s latest release and music has been categorized as a “Heatseeker” by Billboard charts. Meaning, the new album is “breaking and entering” the charts at an astounding rate, according to Wikipedia.
Carll’s sound has broad appeal to the masses and his music has been labeled as rock, indie, folk, and country by Billboard charts and Rolling Stone Magazine. His style of roots-oriented songwriting has been noted for its plainspoken poetry and sarcastic humor. For instance, KMAG YOYO (his fourth studio album) is military slang for “Kiss my ass, guys, you’re on your own.”
What It Is, Rolling Stone Interview
During an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Carll said, “I’ve spent a lifetime obsessed with the idea that life was going to pass me by.” He further noted, “And, meanwhile, it was.”
According to the magazine, Carll talked about his youth and current music noting that the songs are poems and short stories about missed opportunities and time running out. He continues to be preoccupied with the passage of time and missing opportunities, even as an artist who ticked all the conventional boxes.
Carll’s successes include a Grammy nomination for Lee Ann Womack’s version of his “Chances Are”, marriage (and then divorce), and fatherhood, all of which he tackled artfully and intentionally on his album, Lovers and Leavers. Carll noted in the interview with Rolling Stone magazine that it’s hard to enjoy any of it, or even heal from it, when looking at everything in the context of its inevitable end. A watched pot may never boil, but a watched person most definitely still gets old.
What It Is, Carll’s newest album came from “getting off the sidelines.” The album is jam packed with Carll’s testament to the power of slowing down and appreciating the moment: to having fun, to loving another, to parenting, to engaging with the world around him in a enduring and meaningful way.
Some songs on the album are declarations of commitment, some are reflections on the tempestuous political climate and some are those signature humorous observations all laced with a sense of newfound peace, like on “None’ya,” the track that opens the album and is premiering exclusively on Rolling Stone Country.
The FarmJam lineup includes pop, rock, reggae, Americana, and country with more rock and roll announcements on the way.
With more music to announce, the current lineup has Chase Rice headlining FarmJam and the festival will host The Wild Feathers, Red Dirt Rangers, John Fullbright, Blackfoot Gypsies, Micky & The Motorcars, Casey Ryan, Devon Wade, Whitney Rose, Will Porter, Bryant Lamar, The Stylees, The Last Chance Band, and international talent, Blake Noble. Bands can apply on the website for consideration in future lineup announcements, promotions, and advertising.
Tickets are available at www.FarmJamFestival.com.