Brent Cobb & Hayes Carll Gettin’ Together

Fri Oct 14 2022

8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

The Basement East

917 Woodland St Nashville, TN 37206

$25

Ages 18+

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Acclaimed alt-country artists Brent Cobb and Hayes Carll are set to hit the road for a co-headlining tour kicking off at The Basement East in Nashville, touring throughout the Southeast and Northeast, and wrapping up in New York City at City Winery - Pier 57. The two celebrated songwriters are bringing something special to this run, as each artist will hit the stage to perform their own songs, before uniting for a one-of-a-kind collaborative concert. 
 
For Cobb, the run signifies a chance to link up with one of his favorite musicians on the planet. “Hayes is everything a true artist/songwriter ought to be in my book. Somehow, I’ve had the privilege of playing shows with him here and there over the years, but I’ve always hoped we’d be able to do something a little longer lasting. We’re gettin’ together to give ourselves as well as the crowds something that I believe we’ll all talk about for a while.” Carll concurs, adding, “Every time I listen to Brent, I'm reminded that there's still some groove, soul, and sanity in this world. His songs hit their mark with a laid-back confidence and invite us to celebrate the good and shake hands after we work through the hard. He's an extraordinary everyman, and that’s the kind of friend I like gettin' together with.”
 
Cobb is touring in support of his January 2022 release, And Now, Let's Turn to Page…, which was made with legendary producer Dave Cobb in RCA Studio A in Nashville. Carll will be performing songs from his whole discography and, in particular, from 2021’s You Get It All, produced by Allison Moorer and guitar legend Kenny Greenberg.
 
Together, the duo will showcase their singular country styles before uniting to prove the unending power of collaboration. Catch them in a city near you.

 

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Brent Cobb & Hayes Carll Gettin’ Together

  • Brent Cobb

    Brent Cobb

    Pop

    Brent Cobb follows in the footsteps of his country music heroes with his new gospel album, And Now, Let's Turn to Page.... By offering eight familiar hymns alongside an original song written with his wife, the collection feels reverent as well as rowdy -- and completely in his comfort zone.

    Brent cites a near-death experience as the push he needed to finally make And Now, Let's Turn to Page.... In July 2020, the vehicle he was driving, with his young son inside, got T-boned at a rural four-way stop. That crash made him think about everything that led up to that moment -- the fact that he didn't have his daughter with him because his mother offered to watch her, or that he took a different way to his parents' house that day, or that he had to turn around and get something he'd forgotten in the house before heading out. "You just start piecing together how everything is sort of intentional," he says. "And again, I'd always had it in the back of my mind to make a gospel album. That moment of clarity, of almost getting killed, made me think I should just make the gospel album now."

    Produced by Dave Cobb in RCA Studio A in Nashville, And Now, Let's Turn to Page... continues a tradition established by legends such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Willie Nelson, and Elvis Presley, who could invoke their spiritual side without losing sight of their musical foundation. "I've always wanted to make a southern gospel album because it's what I come from, but also it used to seem like a rite of passage for country singers to make a gospel album," Brent says. "It all comes from gospel music. That's where country music came from. I'm just trying to carry that torch."

    Because Dave and Brent are cousins, there's an inherent family feeling that runs throughout these nine songs. In a literal sense, with Brent's parents and sister joining him in the studio for the first time on this heartfelt project. And also in a more symbolic manner, with Brent singing the same hymns passed down through generations of Cobb ancestors. His grandfather, whose loud singing voice still resonates in the family's memory, led the congregation singing at the Antioch Baptist Church in Ellaville, GA until he passed on that role to his Brent's father. Brent's aunts and uncles remain actively involved in the congregation, too.

    Born and raised in Georgia, Brent returned to his home state a few years ago after establishing a career as one of Nashville's most creative and compelling songwriters. He explains that he considers each of his past albums like a message to his kids: Keep 'Em on They Toes explores his thoughts, Providence Canyon describes the people who influenced his life, and the Grammy-nominated Shine on Rainy Day reveals who he is. For the gospel album, he adds, "this is what I believe in."

    "I grew up around all of this music through my dad's gospel group," he says, "and it made me learn how to appreciate it. I grew up with rock 'n' roll and my dad's band and country music. Anything that you experience in life is going to influence who you become and who you are, so it doesn't feel like I'm changing it up on this album. It's like, this is all one thing."

    From the openings bars of "Just a Closer Walk With Thee," a listener is invited to a place where Jesus is found at the side of a sinner. Rather than feeling like a sermon, it's a moment of encouragement where Brent's authenticity in the gospel field is unmistakable. Following that hymn, "When It's My Time" (written with his wife, Layne Cobb, and Mike Harmeier of Mike and the Moonpies) serves as a mission statement for making the most of our years on Earth -- and for living life the way you want to. He sings, "When it's my time, I'm gonna go / There is no reason for me to stay / I did all the dancing that could have been done / I would have been gone anyway."

    Those listeners raised in the church will instantly recognize the titles -- and almost certainly the indelible melodies -- of "In the Garden" and "Softly and Tenderly." Meanwhile, the undeniable groove and powerful vocals on "Are You Washed in the Blood" wouldn't feel out of place at a revival. In contrast, "Old Rugged Cross" lends a somber air as a simple acoustic arrangement subtly expands to include a gospel choir, steel guitar, and church organ. Adding to the sense of community, rising country artist Caylee Hammack -- who also grew up in Ellaville -- harmonizes on four of the songs.

    Throughout And Now, Let's Turn to Page... Brent's rich baritone keeps the album focused, though never stiff. Not unlike an altar call, the mood elevates on "We Shall Rise," a rambunctious tune that would fit neatly into his setlist. A testimony of fellowship is found in the bluegrass gospel staple, "Old Country Church," which features his father Patrick Cobb's gospel group, Antioch. In a brief benediction of "Blessed Be the Tie That Binds," he's surrounded by the people that matter the most, including his wife, mother, father and younger sister. And as their harmonies fade, it's abundantly clear that Brent is more than capable of extending this sacred country music tradition.

    "I know what matters to me and what I think I should focus on for my own life, but it might be different for somebody else," he concludes. "I don't know a whole lot about anything, but I know that it matters to me to incorporate the way that it all makes me feel, and to try to translate that to other people. And that's what all of this is -- my family, gospel music, and the church. All of it."

  • Hayes Carll

    Hayes Carll

    Alternative Country

    You Get It All

    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.

    You Get It All was produced by Allison Moorer and guitar legend Kenny Greenberg. Carll credits his partnership with singer, songwriter, and artist Moorer, his wife, as a force that helps both clarify what he wants and challenge self-imposed limits. “She’s a world-class artist who has a way of helping me articulate my vision,” he says.

    Opener “Nice Things” layers a laugh-out-loud narrative exposing humanity’s botched stewardship of Earth––and one another––over vintage country cool. In the song written with the Brothers Osborne, God comes down to check on us––and she is not impressed. “It’s social commentary, but it’s not dour,” Carll says. “I hope the song can make people sing along, laugh a bit, and maybe recognize that we can do better.”

    The title track is classic Carll—a front-porch singalong with a deeper message for those who want it. Self-deprecating and sweet, the song is an ode to bringing one’s whole self to a relationship––the good and the bad. “I’m at a point in my life where that rings true to me,” says Carll. “What I want, and what I think a lot of people want, is to feel like they’re getting the real thing.”

    “Help Me Remember” is a feat of storytelling that tackles an underrepresented topic in art: dementia from the perspective of the patient. “It’s a visual song. To tell this story, we had to put the listener right there,” Carll says. “I was thinking about how scary and sad it is for the person who is suffering from it, and how heartbreaking and frustrating it is for the friends and family going through it with them.”

    Among Carll’s co-writers is singer-songwriter Brandy Clark, who helped him pen and perform “In the Mean Time,” a gorgeous, honky-tonk waltz which perfectly depicts the damage couples can inflict on each other when they’re at their worst. The multi-dimensionality of relationships is a thread woven throughout the entire album. “When we’re our weakest or most afraid, real damage can be done to our relationships, as well as our spirits,” says Carll. “You can love somebody, everything can be as good as you could’ve imagined, but when your traumas or fears come out, all that love can disappear in an instant.”

    Rollicking through snarling 80s country guitar licks, “To Keep From Being Found” is an escape to a motel room with a TV on wheels, a bath, and line after delectable line.

    Subdued album closer “If It Was Up to Me” aches through a list of wishes that seem frivolous at first but build into a portrait of pain that’s far more complicated. Written with Moorer and Sean McConnell, it’s a gorgeous example of one of Carll’s favorite artistic devices: leading listeners to underestimate a character with whom they’ll ultimately empathize. “The way humor and sadness can work together is powerful,” he says.

    Honest and sometimes subversive, but never mean-spirited, Carll keeps writing sad, funny, compelling songs in which nobody’s perfect or predictable––at least not for long. And he can’t quit wishing we’ll all realize that’s the way anything worth having or being has got to go. “I hope this record helps people feel good, laugh a bit, and maybe give them something to lean on when they need it,” he says. “I hope they dance to it, too.”

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Brent Cobb & Hayes Carll Gettin’ Together

Fri Oct 14 2022 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

The Basement East Nashville TN
Brent Cobb & Hayes Carll Gettin’ Together

$25 Ages 18+

Acclaimed alt-country artists Brent Cobb and Hayes Carll are set to hit the road for a co-headlining tour kicking off at The Basement East in Nashville, touring throughout the Southeast and Northeast, and wrapping up in New York City at City Winery - Pier 57. The two celebrated songwriters are bringing something special to this run, as each artist will hit the stage to perform their own songs, before uniting for a one-of-a-kind collaborative concert. 
 
For Cobb, the run signifies a chance to link up with one of his favorite musicians on the planet. “Hayes is everything a true artist/songwriter ought to be in my book. Somehow, I’ve had the privilege of playing shows with him here and there over the years, but I’ve always hoped we’d be able to do something a little longer lasting. We’re gettin’ together to give ourselves as well as the crowds something that I believe we’ll all talk about for a while.” Carll concurs, adding, “Every time I listen to Brent, I'm reminded that there's still some groove, soul, and sanity in this world. His songs hit their mark with a laid-back confidence and invite us to celebrate the good and shake hands after we work through the hard. He's an extraordinary everyman, and that’s the kind of friend I like gettin' together with.”
 
Cobb is touring in support of his January 2022 release, And Now, Let's Turn to Page…, which was made with legendary producer Dave Cobb in RCA Studio A in Nashville. Carll will be performing songs from his whole discography and, in particular, from 2021’s You Get It All, produced by Allison Moorer and guitar legend Kenny Greenberg.
 
Together, the duo will showcase their singular country styles before uniting to prove the unending power of collaboration. Catch them in a city near you.

 

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This show currently has no COVID safety requirements for attendees. This is subject to change. If this changes we will be sure to update this page as well as notify all ticket buyers via email.

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limit 8 per person
G.A.
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GA
$25.00

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This event is 18 and over. Any ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 18 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund. ALL PATRONS MUST BRING A VALID FORM OF IDENTIFICATION.

WE ONLY ACCEPT TICKETWEB TICKETS.

BACKPACKS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE VENUE
Most shows are standing room only.
Choosing ticketFast ticket delivery will mean your tickets will be sent to your inbox within 48 hours of showtime, no earlier.
Handicap accommodations can be arranged.
ALL ALL AGES and 18+ SHOWS ARE NO RE-ENTRY