I took note of Adam Carroll’s music recently, after Hayes Carll mentioned the San Carlos singer-songwriter.
Carroll has a new record coming out this month. It can be downloaded in advance of it’s release at Lone Star Music. Lone Star also offers an interview with Carroll where even more leads to new musicians are given–this time to Fred Eaglesmith, Scott Nolan, Mark Jungers and Roger Marin.
Q. Your new record, Old Town Rock & Roll, is your first one without Lloyd Maines producing. Were you looking for a new sound?
A. I’ve been doing some touring with some Canadian friends that I met through Hayes Carll by way of the Fred Eaglesmith crowd two of which are Roger Marin and Scott Nolan.
Scott is one of those guys I’ve been lucky enough to get to know over the past year or so- He writes great songs one of which is called “Bad Liver and a Broken Heart” which is on the new Hayes record.
We were playing at Roger Marin’s festival up in Canada and we started talking about doing a record together. The idea was really exciting to me because Scott is very dynamic and engaging as a person and performer and I just had a feeling that we could do a great record. When I got back home i was so looking forward to the chance to work with Scott that I finished a bunch of half written songs that I had lying around plus a few new ones and we went to Mark Jungers’ house and started recording. I had written a lot of songs over at Mark’s and I knew that it would be the perfect place to record, (it’s) really laid back, comfortable and creative.
We all treated my record as an experiment that we could walk away from if it didn’t work but I think we all knew right away that it was going to be good.
Nolan wrote “Bad Livers and Broken Hearts,” which appears on Hayes Carll’s new album.
The circle is unbroken…
[MP3 Offering] “Oklahoma Gypsy Shuffler” off Old Town Rock and Roll by Adam Carroll.