At the Duck Room on Friday night, all it took was the first few notes of a song from Hayes Carll
's recent album, Trouble in Mind
, sung in a voice that hits like biscuits on the kitchen table, and you're there, directly planted in Texas country swagger. A down-home, bridge-crackin', hootenanny poet, Carll hails from the suburbs of Houston and currently lives in Austin. He's found a home on the Americana music charts and has received acclaim, receiving the Americana Music Award
for Emerging Artist this year. But enough with the props. How was the show?