The recent proliferation of Red Dirt country shows in Springfield really isn’t a new phenomenon; it just seems like one now that the shows have moved downtown and are filling spots all over the Outland Ballroom and Remmingtons Downtown booking schedules. The Snorty Horse Saloon (sniff) hosted just as many concerts within the genre, and perhaps even more. Exposing the downtown crowd to the shows is producing a worlds-collide effect in the local scene.
Case in point:Rugs guitarist Eric Schuchmann tells us his daytime employer, The Studio owner Lou Whitney, is bringing one such act to town himself. Hayes Carll will perform tomorrow night at The Outland Ballroom with opening act The Cropdusters–the hot, and logical, choice for a show such as this. Carll’s website says he was the most-played Americana artist in 2008. We say the Outland Ballroom is going to be a zoo. Both are likely to be correct.
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