Carll finds out "What It Is"
Thursday, November 8, 2018
– Hayes Carll is set to release "What It Is" on Feb. 15, 2019 on Dualtone Music. Carll will hit the road in
Feb. in support of the new album .
Following the 2016 release of the personal "Lovers and Leavers," the new disc includes a dozen songs written/co-written by Carll.
Songs include "Wild Pointy Finger," "Fragile Men," "Times Like These," "Jesus and Elvis," "If I May Be So Bold" and "I Will Stay."
Matraca Berg, Charlie Mars and Allison Moorer helped write songs. Moorer is also credited as co-producer with Brad Jones, who returns after producing Carll's "Trouble in Mind" (2008) and "KMAG YOYO" (2011).
Tour dates are:
Jan. 5 - Steamboat Springs, CO - The Music Fest
Feb. 15 - Houston, TX - Continental Club
Feb. 16 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
Feb. 21 - Austin, TX - Continental Club
Feb. 23 - Austin, TX - Antone's Nightclub
Feb. 27 - Denton, TX - Dan's SilverLeaf
Feb. 28 - Dallas, TX - The Kessler Theater
March 1 - Fort Worth, TX - Magnolia Motor Lounge
March 28 - Des Moines, IA - Wooly's
March 29 - Minneapolis, MN - The Cedar Cultural Center
March 30 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
March 31 - Ann Arbor, MI - The Blind Pig
April 1 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club
April 3 - New York, NY - The Bowery Ballroom
April 4 - Philadelphia, PA - Ardmore Music Hall
April 5 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe
April 6 - Washington D.C. - City Winery
April 9 - Nelsonville, OH - Stuart's Opera House
April 10 - Louisville, KY - Headliner's Music Hall
April 11 - Nashville, TN - The Basement East
April 25 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
April 26 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Commonwealth Room
April 27 - Boise, ID - Neurolux
April 28-29 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
April 30 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater
May 2 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
May 3 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
May 4 - Pioneertown, CA - Pappy & Harriet's
May 5 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
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What It Is
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Lovers and Leavers
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