Hayes and the Heathens make the holidays shine

Hayes and the Heathens make the holidays shine

Hayes and the Heathens make the holidays shine 150 150 The Band of Heathens

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It’s become a holiday tradition in Arkansas for Hayes Carll to make an appearance and 2014 was no different. This was the second year in a row that Hayes played the Rev Room in Little Rock on the day after Christmas, but this time he brought with him The Band of Heathens for a night full of incredible music. The Band of Heathens served as both the show opener and Hayes Carll’s backup band. December 26, 2014 was the first stop on this holiday tour, making it the first time The Band of Heathens played many of Carll’s songs in front of a live audience. They did a phenomenal job.

Hayes Carll plays the Rev Room in Little Rock on Friday, December 26, 2014.
Hayes Carll plays the Rev Room in Little Rock on Friday, December 26, 2014.
Jerry Tucker

 
The Band of Heathens kicked off the show at 9 p.m. to a completely packed Rev Room, and played an hour of their music, including favorites like “Shake the Foundation,” “You’re Gonna Miss Me” and “Hurricane.” After a 20 minute break the band came back out with Hayes Carll, kicking off his part of the show with “Beaumont.”
 

They then played an incredible set of Hayes Carll songs that included “I Got a Gig,” “KMAG YOYO,” “Wild as a Turkey,” and, of course, “Little Rock.” Hayes did an acoustic set that featured “The Magic Kid” and a holiday tradition, “Grateful for Christmas.” They then rocked out at the end with the crowd all singing along to Hayes’ popular tunes like “Drunken Poets Dream.” They wrapped the show up with another crowd favorite, “Stomp and Holler.”
After a 3 song encore, Hayes and the Heathens left the stage with a fully satisfied audience. The tour will continue throughout the first of the year and is a show that you don’t want to miss. To find out more about Hayes Carll, visit www.hayescarll.com and to find out more about The Band of Heathens, go to www.bandofheathens.com.