Thursday, February 17, 2011

Bonnaroo's Mr. Irrelevant: Hayes Carll

A few weeks back, we featured last year's 'Americana Music’s Best New Emerging Artist' Hayes Carll, as he was announced as the opener for one of Levon Helm's upcoming Rambles.  I actually only learned tonight that he received that accolade in 2010, but as one of only a few musicians I latched on to after many hours of listening to Pandora over the years, its pretty satisfying to learn about it.

Two days ago, the day his new album KMAG YOYO was released, Carll appeared as the very last name listed on the extensive lineup for this year's Bonnaroo festival, the tenth year of the annual event in Manchester, TN, earning him the title of Mr. Irrelevant for 2011.  Let's hope he takes advantage of the opportunity.

Past years' "Mr. Irrelevant" at Bonnaroo are:
2010 - Warpaint
2009 - Zee Avi
2008 - Your Vegas
2007 - The Biscuit Burners
2006 - Zac Brown Band
2005 - Alexandra McHale
2004 - Donavon Frankenreiter
2003 - Toots and the Maytals
2002 - DJ Z-Trip

Here is a video of Hayes doing his best Tom Joad-era Springsteen impression with his song Rivertown

Hayes Carll


WeightStaff said...

That's a pretty impressive list. I mean, Alexandra McHale is huge! Didn't Warpaint win the Best Album Grammys. Hayes is a lock to be famous!

Anonymous said...

Toots and the Maytals' Frederick "toots" Hibbert has a retrospective documentary coming out on BBC to be released on DVD. Featuring intimate interviews and acoustic performances with Clapton and Keith Richards.

Mr. Not So Irrelevant?

p.s. can the weight promotions team get me an advanced press release copy?