Adam Carroll

Adam Carroll
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ADAM CARROLL Singer/Songwriter Tyler, TX; 1975 - ADAM CARROLL joins the short list of down-home storytellers taking events of ordinary lives and turning them into deeply moving, often humorous songs. Though he's kept a low profile, his past three records have earned him critical acclaim throughout the world. “The core of what I do is songwriting; it's the one thing I'm passionate about. It's the most fulfilling and challenging job I can imagine." From his first studio record, South of Town, through Far Away Blues, to his latest release, OLD TOWN ROCK N ROLL, the quality of Adam Carroll’s songwriting never wavers. Adam Carroll is one of those songwriters with a rare command of the English language as well as an amazing sense of melody. It's little surprise that he's earned enviable comparisons to the likes of Townes Van Zandt, Todd Snider, John Prine, and even Bob Dylan. Like those songwriters, Carroll uses ironic (but heartfelt) humor to leaven his sometimes personal, usually emotional, and always poignant observations. His upcoming record, Old Town Rock N Roll, hits the shelves in the spring of 2008, and is an intimate tapestry of life on (and off) the road. "Life can be screwed up," Carroll explaines. "And while I'm not a zippity do dah kind of guy, when I write a song, there's always a kind of redemption in it. I don't know if I have a brighter outlook than anybody else - I get driven crazy by some stuff - but laughing, even when things aren't really funny, keeps me going." Adam Carroll begins his international tour to support Old Town Rock N Roll in May.
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Average Rating : 0              Total Reviews: 101

Adam Carroll  11/03/2000            
An amazing new CD from one of Texas' best singer / songwriters. "Lookin' Out The Screen Door" is a must have.
Adam Carroll  11/01/2000            
Uncle Jake
This Cd is bad ace!
Adam Carroll  10/31/2000            
If you liked Adam's first cd, you will love this one. It is pretty much the same style. Unbelievable songwriting. If you havent heard Adam Carroll, this is a must have cd. By far the most creative songwriter out there right now......
Adam Carroll  10/30/2000            
A big fan of Texas
Saw Adam open up for Charlie Robison in Corpus Cristi and he is on fire!!!!!! If you have a chance to see one of his shows soon, don't miss it. His new CD doesn't have a bad song on it. A great Texas storyteller on the rise.......
Adam Carroll  10/20/2000            
Jim Beal Jr. - San Antonio Express News
Adam Carroll has done it again. In 1998, when he released his debut album, "South of Town," the Tyler native set Texas troubadour fans on their ears. Only 23 when "South of Town" came out, Carroll sounded as if someone had put the best parts of John Prine, Townes Van Zandt and Butch Hancock together in a package that might be too good to be true. But Carroll hit the highway and worked the album, and new tunes, across the country and over to Europe. He proved he was true, truly intrepid and truly talented. An engaging sort who acts as if he's never met a stranger, Carroll looks like everyone's little brother but sounds as if he's been around for much longer than a couple of decades. Carroll's songs are short stories that chronicle people, places and things about as well as they're being chronicled these days. Thursday at 8:30 p.m. Carroll will take over Casbeers to celebrate the release of a new album, "Lookin' Out the Screen Door." Like "South of Town," the new disc was produced by Lloyd Maines. But Maines didn't have to pull a muscle on this one; at least he didn't have to pull an obvious muscle. About as spare as an album can be, "Lookin' Out the Screen Door" focuses on Carroll's words, voice, acoustic guitar and harmonica. Maines plays his always-tasteful steel guitar and baritone guitar and Bukka Allen kicks in a bit of accordion and Hammond organ. But that's just fine. When Carroll launches into tunes about tool pushers, snow cones and the ramifications thereof, a photo model, old men, lost love, beer, a lost cowboy and comic-strip characters, his words and his ability to sell his songs are all that matter. People who have watched Carroll work live have known he's the real deal for a long time. People who know him only from recordings now have a second one to prove "South of Town" was no lucky shot.
Adam Carroll  10/19/2000            
Don Harvey -
Adam Carroll is a legendary Texas singer-songwriter in-the-making. The comparisons are obvious: Townes Van Zandt, Butch Hancock, John Prine and Bob Dylan. But make no mistake, he's his own man weaving his own tales. With his sophomore release, Carroll continues painting pictures of roads and rivers, the love-struck and lovesick, friends and outcasts. At the core are his warm voice and acoustic guitar, occasionally accented by accordion, harmonica or pedal steel. Producer Lloyd Maines (father of Dixie Chick Natalie) provides this ideal backdrop. Maines is known for finding and producing up-and-coming songwriters such as Richard Buckner, Terri Hendrix and Wayne Hancock. Carroll's songs are full of humor, but never too funny. All about characters, but never caricatures. At 25, he is truly wise beyond his years.
Adam Carroll  10/12/2000            
James Blair
Adam Carroll's South of Town relase is a wonderful effort. It remeinds me of the great Texas singer-songwriters like Guy Clark and Billy Joe Shaver. I am looking foward to his new record. James Blair, Arlington Texas.
Adam Carroll  06/21/2000            
I bought this CD because I kept seeing great reviews on the site and I must! Adam Carroll is one of the best songwriters I've heard in a long, long, time... Adam's pen is his paintbrush and his songs paint a glorius mural of East Texas.
Adam Carroll  06/14/2000            
Whn first heard Adam Carroll's "Red Bandana Blues" while listening to "Skyline Radio" - a syndicated radio show played on several Oklahoma stations - I must say it knocked me out. I quickly purchased the CD and found that there were other songs on the album I liked even better. The imagery in songs like "Bubblegum" and "Smokey Mountain Taxi" made me think that Tom T. Hall was in his mid-20's and writing songs again. I know that Adam Carroll is often compared to John Prine, but I have to say that even if he never writes another song, he will be as important a song writer in years to come as Willis Alan Ramsey is now....
Adam Carroll  04/12/2000            
A must buy CD! Critically acclaimed debut CD from this 25 year old Tyler native. Produced by Lloyd Maines.
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