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Folk club presents singer who tells it like it is

The Kelowna Folk Club presents Hayes Carll in concert Feb. 28 at the East Kelowna Community Hall.

An irreverent Texas singer-songwriter, Carll is a previous winner of the Americana Music Association Song of the Year award and known for commitment to reflect the truth, unafraid to skewer pomposity, hypocrisy and small-minded thinking through his song lyrics.

This troubadour has been the recipient of many critical accolades and rave reviews from Rolling Stone Magazine, to the Boston Globe, to the Washington Pos .

A review by Blender Magazine said the following about Carl’s performance: “For fans of John Prine or Todd Snider, Carll is a familiar type—a mush-mouthed drawler who’s smarter about the beat than his shambling ways would make you think and funnier than s*** when he wants to be, which is often. He rocks as needed across a rowdy life-scape he describes pungently and sometimes ruefully.”

Songs such as Another Like You, Bad Liver and a Broken Heart and She Left Me for Jesus are perfect examples of his unique point of view.

The door open for his Kelowna show at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m.

The East Kelowna Community Hall is located at 2704 East Kelowna Rd.

Tickets are $25 available at the door or ABC Hobby & Games on Dilworth Drive, Beadiful Arts on Pandosy Street,  Bering Music Centres in downtown Kelowna and West Kelowna, and Rosie’s Grape Stop in Rutland

Tickets can also be ordered online at  www.kelownafolkclub.ca.

Tickets at $20 for student are also available with a valid ID only at ABC Hobby & Games or online.

 

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