“Highway Prayer: A Tribute to Adam Carroll”, due out October 28th celebrates a true songwriter’s songwriter, a Texas tunesmith who has inspired both younger and older artists for nearly two decades.
The album will be released on Austin-based Eight 30 Records and was produced by label owners Jenni Finlay and Brian T. Atkinson. Carroll simply captures entire lifetimes among stilled snapshots like few others such as “Screen Door” & “Girl with the Dirty Hair”.
I try to find moments that are sublime,” Carroll explains. “They just last a little bit and then you’re back to your regular life and strife, but there are just these perfect little moments.”
The evidence can be found in “Black Flag Blues,” “Red Bandana Blues,” “South of Town” and dozens more…
“Highway Prayer: A Tribute to Adam Carroll” Complete Set List:
“Screen Door” • James McMurtry
“Girl with the Dirty Hair” • Hayes Carll
“South of Town” • Slaid Cleaves
“Oklahoma Gypsy Shuffler” • The Band of Heathens
“Hi-Fi Love” • Jamie Lin Wilson
“Lil’ Runaway” • Verlon Thompson
“Rain • Scott Nolan
“Old Town Rock N Roll” • Matt the Electrician
“Black Flag Blues” • Tim Easton and Aaron Lee Tasjan
“Smoky Mountain Taxi” • Danny Barnes
“Errol’s Song” • Jason Eady
“Red Bandana Blues” • Terri Hendrix
“Karaoke Cowboy” • Noel McKay and Brennen Leigh
“Home Again” • Mando Saenz
“Highway Prayer” • Walt Wilkins
Bonus track: “My Only Good Shirt” • Adam Carroll
Adam Carroll is like a very young Kris Kristofferson. He writes about things that are older than me,” the iconic tunesmith says. “You get a bunch of guys who more people have heard of to sing someone’s songs, it maybe makes their stock go up, which is fine by me.”
Early press strongly hints that will be the case. “It speaks volumes that McMurtry and Hayes Carll and many more all contribute to (this) new homage to Adam Carroll,” Rolling Stone enthuses. “It’s a diverse group united by a shared appreciation of a writer who may be only 42, but who, as McMurtry suggests, is talented beyond his years.”
Pre-order your copy of “Highway Prayer: A Tribute To Adam Carroll” HERE.