Sunday, April 21, 2013

Music as it Should Be

I am a big supporter of live music from local bands to touring acts that stop in at small venues. I'm done with with huge arena shows and hundred dollar tickets for pyrotechnics and auto tune performances.

My favorite venue here in Amarillo is a place called The Golden Light Cantina.



The Cantina is to the right of the Cafe, which by the way is the longest continually open cafe along old Route 66. They make a might fine greasy cheeseburger and great fries. They also serve cold Shiner.

The Cantina has room for something in the neighborhood of a 100-120 people and just recently became smoke free.

Thursday night I had the pleasure of catching Hayes Carll perform. Hayes is  one of my favorite songwriters. He has a wit and truism to his writing that speaks to me on several levels

Warren Hood and his band opened and backed up Hayes and their set was great in its own right. They have almost a cajun, bluegrass feel. Folky but contemporary. I didn't record this clip but found it on YouTube.



I picked up the bands new CD which isn't officially out and it's just as good as their show.

I knew Hayes Carll would be good. he was after all nominated as the 2011 Americana Music Artist fo the year. But frankly I didn't expect him to be as good as he was. good isn't the world. Hayes put on a damn fantastic show. Pardon the audio of my phone as I recorded these clips myself.



Visit Hayes Carll's Amazon store to pick up his music. Or visit his website.

Or catch him live and in person if you can.

 04/21/13 Albuquerque, NM The Dirty Bourbon United States Hayes with Warren Hood and The Goods Buy tickets
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $17. Age restrictions: No Minors. Box office: 505-296-2726. Address: 9800 Montgomery Blvd. Venue phone: 505-296-2726.
 04/24/13 Tucson, AZ Hotel Congress United States Hayes and The Goods Buy tickets
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 311 East Congress Street. Venue phone: 520-622-8848.
 04/25/13 Phoenix, AZ Musical Instrument Museum United States Hayes and The Goods Buy tickets
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard. Venue phone: 480.478.6000.
 04/26/13 Indio, CA Stagecoach United States Hayes and The Goods Buy tickets
Time: 5:00am. Admission: $239. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (888) 512-SHOW. Address: Empire Polo Field. Venue phone: (888) 512-SHOW.
 05/02/13 Alexandria, VA Birchmere United States Hayes with Warren Hood and The Goods Buy tickets
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $27.50. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 3701 Mt Vernon Ave. Venue phone: 703-549-7500.
 05/04/13 Livingston, TN Livingston Americana Festival United States Other artists TBA Buy tickets
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: $25. Age restrictions: All Ages.
 05/07/13 Sellersville, PA Sellersville Theater United States Hayes with Warren Hood and The Goods Buy tickets
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $21.50, $29.50. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 215-257-5808. Address: 24 W Temple Ave. Venue phone: 215-257-5808.
 05/08/13 York, PA Strand -Capitol Performing Arts United States Hayes with Warren Hood and The Goods Buy tickets
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $18. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 717-846-1111. Address: 50 N George St. Venue phone: 717-846-1111.
 05/09/13 Annapolis, MD Rams Head On Stage United States Hayes with Warren Hood and The Goods Buy tickets
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $22.50. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 410-244-1131. Address: 33 West Street. Venue phone: 410-244-1131.
 05/10/13 New York, NY City Winery United States Hayes with Warren Hood and The Goods Buy tickets
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $28/$25/$22/$20. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (212) 608-0555. Address: 155 Varick ST. Venue phone: (212) 608-0555.
 05/11/13 Somerville‎, MA Johnny D’s United States Hayes with Warren Hood and The Goods. SOLD OUT! Buy tickets
Time: 7:00am. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: 17 Holland St. Venue phone: 617.628.1028.
 05/11/13 Somerville‎, MA Johnny D’s United States Second Show just added. Hayes with Warren Hood and The Goods Buy tickets
Time: 10:00pm. Admission: $17. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 17 Holland St. Venue phone: 617.628.1028.
 05/14/13 Ashville, NC The Grey Eagle United States Hayes with Warren Hood and The Goods
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $15. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (828)232-5800. Address: 185 Clingman Avenue. Venue phone: (828)232-5800.
 05/15/13 Atlanta, GA Terminal West United States Hayes with Warren Hood and The Goods Buy tickets
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $20 / $17. Box office: 404.876.5566. Address: 887 West Marietta St NW. Venue phone: 404.876.5566.
 05/17/13 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks United States Hayes with Warren Hood and The Goods
Time: 10:00pm. Admission: $15. Box office: 504.569.8361. Address: 615 Toulouse St. Venue phone: 504.569.8361.
 05/18/13 Houston, TX San Houston Park United States Festival with Dwight Yoakam, Robert Earll Keen and more… Buy tickets
Time: 10:00pm. Admission: $40/$25/$150. Address: 1100 Bagby St.
 05/25/13 Helotes, TX Floores Country Store United States with Turnpike Troubadours.
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $20, $15. Box office: 210/695-8827. Address: 14492 Old Bandera Rd. Venue phone: 210/695-8827.
 05/26/13 Kerrville, TX Kerrville Folk Festival United States With Warren Hood and The Goods and Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis Buy tickets
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $25, $180. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 830.257.3600. Address: 3876 Medina Hwy. Venue phone: 830.257.3600.
 06/01/13 Dallas, TX GEXA Energy Pavillion United States Also on the bill – The Avett Brothers, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Matt & Kim, Dawes, Milo Greene Buy tickets
Time: 4:45pm. Admission: $55. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1818 1st Ave.
 07/19/13 Telluride, CO Sheridan Opera House United States Lincoln Durham supports Buy tickets
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $135. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (970)728-6363. Address: PO Box 2680. Venue phone: (970)728-6363.
 08/02/13 Hailey, ID Northern Rockies Music Festival United States





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The older I get, the less big crowds appeal to me too. I haven't been to an arena concert in years. YEARS.

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the walking man said...

I have come to the place where crowds of more than 40 or so are just about right--but this feller sounds like he might be worth a small venue listen. That is one hell of a tour schedule.

Charles Gramlich said...

It's been too long since I've been out to live music.