Free Concert: Hayes Carll with Abbey Brown & The Sound

  • Address:
  • 100 W Abram St., Arlington, TX 76010
  • Phone:
  • (817) 543-4308
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  • Presented By: Levitt Pavilion Arlington
  • Dates: June 7, 2024
  • Categories: Food, Live Music, Free
  • Time: 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Price: FREE



7:30 PM: Abbey Brown & The Sound

8:30 PM: Hayes Carll

Abbey Brown & The Sound

Abbey Brown & The Sound is a Country/Americana/Bluegrass band from the Fort Worth/Arlington area. The band came together one night when Abbey walked into Red Dog Saloon in Fort Worth to participate in an open mic. She asked the band if they knew any Lucinda Williams or Patsy Cline. Not only did the band impress her by knowing some of her favorite songs, she impressed the band with her excellent vocal styling and singing! Slowly a relationship started to form and they decided to come together to create their band Abbey Brown & The Sound. Abbey, Rich, and Denny began working on covering music to hone their craft. One night at another open mic, Abbey found Andrew playing fiddle to rock covers with a group of musicians in Arlington and knew she needed him for their band! Most recently the band has added Blake, the Rhythm Hillbilly, to the line up to play drums. Having their 5 piece band together they started playing shows around the DFW area. Over the last few years, they have started to grow quite a following at their live shows. Currently they are working on recording their first EP in Fort Worth with Bart Rose at Fort Worth Sound! We will be releasing more new music soon!

Abbey Brown-Lead Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Percussion Rich Doty- Bass, Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals Denny Rybacki- Banjo, Guitar, Bass, Vocals Andrew Robin- Fiddle, Vocals Blake “Rhythm Hillbilly” Throckmorton- Drums

Hayes Carll

The country simplicity that imbues Hayes Carll’s songs can sometimes hide the social conscience and sharp humor that also runs through them, but if you want to find those things, they are there. In fact, Carll has spent over 20 years having a conversation about what it is we’re all doing here with anyone who will listen. He makes us laugh––but then he makes us cry. We judge a song’s protagonist, only for Carll to spin us around to commiserate with them.

“I like to tug at heartstrings, find commonality with others, reflect on my own life, and sometimes I do it in a lighthearted way,” says Carll. “A lot of musical styles found their way onto this record, but my first and most formative influences came from country music. This is a country singer-songwriter record. It’s just unapologetically me.”

Carll is talking about You Get It All, his eighth album. His voice, rich but worn, has never sounded better. As a songwriter, he is in top form, turning droll confessions, messy relationships, motel room respites, and an exasperated, hitchhiking God into modern nuggets.

The New York Times likened Carll’s ability to undergird humor with a weightier narrative to Bob Dylan. When Carll talks about the sounds that are in his own head, he mentions Randy Travis. That juxtaposition defines the singularity of Carll’s career: He exists in a space of his own, informed by John Prine, Tom Waits, and Dylan but also by Travis, Kenny Rogers, and Hank Williams, Jr.

Those influences may have made him hard to pigeonhole, but he’s still been embraced. Two Americana Music Awards, a Grammy nomination for Best Country Song, and multiple Austin Music Awards line his resumé́. He’s had the most-played record on Americana radio twice. His songs appear on the screen regularly and have been recorded by Kenny Chesney, Lee Ann Womack, and Brothers Osborne, to name a few.