I first heard Adam Carroll many years ago on XM Radio- years before Siruis messed it up and I canceled. He was on a show hosted by Robert Earl Keen. I remember that it was a typical Saturday morning. I had turned on the XM and then moved over the computer to do something. I wasn’t necessarily listening the radio but it was on. All of a sudden I realized this guy was just singing about a Caddo and Crockett. . . AKA East Texas. My ears and interests perked and I listened. . . that song was crazy but it got my attention.
I’ve wanted to see Adam Carroll play for a while now. Cody and I have grown to love his infectious sense of humor and his softer songs. Just Monday, it was on my mind as I scrapbooked this layout. I had no idea I would get to cross another artist off that list the following Saturday night. I don’t listen to the radio and it wasn’t until Thursday that I heard about a new concert series and venue in town. Cody and I were coming back from lunch when we heard the commercial. . . I heard “Adam Carroll” and my ears and interest perked. 15 minutes later, I’d purchased tickets for this Pickin in Nac concert.
We really enjoyed it and are making plans to see Gary P Nunn next month at this new venue which is smaller, with tables. It’s the imtimate concerts we’ve grown to love.
Keith Whitton opened for Adam and Michael O’Conner. (Harmonica’s seemed to be a trend for the night)
Michael O’Conner sang with Adam. They are collaborating on a joint album that I’ll be sure to check out when it’s released.
Adam’s charm really came through during the concert and it was fun to watch others experience songs like Rice Birds and Sno-Cone Man- two very opposite songs.
And yes, he sang that song about a Caddo Guy and a Crockett Girl.