Friday Night: Hayes Carll's Burlesque Circus & Sideshow Freakout at House of Blues

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Personal Bias: Hayes Carll was nice enough to play my Chris Gray Day benefit almost a year ago, so I mean the "degenerate" and "reprobate" comments with all due affection. Luv ya, man.

The Crowd: Part hipsters, part 4-H all-stars. And lots of women, some even clad in non-lingerie.

Overheard in the Crowd (after the show): "No telling how many other people were escorted out."

Random Notebook Dump: More people should dress like Belle Starr at shows around here.

High Holiday Spirits: Although everyone was much better behaved than a typical House of Blues crowd, especially one around the holidays, apparently people drank a lot at this show. I saw a couple of folks get escorted out by security and watched one of the costume contestants lurch along the walkway in front of me on the way out, barely able to stand upright. Then the first thing Jason the Photographer saw when we got down the escalator was someone puking in a trash can.

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Craig Kinsey of Sideshow Tramps

I Got a Gig
Hard Out Here
Drunken Poet's Dream
The Letter
Faulkner Street
new duet w/Emily Bell
One Bed, Two Girls & Three Bottles of Wine
Mama Tried (Merle Haggard cover)
The Lovin' Cup
The Grand Parade (w/John Evans)
Ain't Enough of Me to Go Around (w/John Evans & Corb Lund)
Bottle In My Hand
Another Like You (w/Kam Franklin)
Little Rock
Long Way Home
She Left Me for Jesus
I Don't Wanna Grow Up (Tom Waits cover)
Stomp & Holler


Maggie's Farm (Bob Dylan cover, w/Corb Lund Band, Emily Bell, Kam Franklin & Sideshow Tramps)
Will the Circle Be Unbroken (w/the same crew onstage)

Location Info

House of Blues

1204 Caroline, Houston, TX

Category: Music

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@hayescarll YAAAAAAAY! I hope the airline peeps don't look into my suitcase! #whips #costumes #jackdaniels


@hayescarll Your guyliner was awesome. Fun show!

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