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“Like Lucinda Williams in a Carhartt jacket, Christy Hays works rugged metaphors into emotionally charged country-folk” (Austin Chronicle).
A songwriter from Austin TX, Christy Hays draws her inspiration from placid landscapes and common life through the veil of humanism.
Though raised in central Illinois, Hays has lived all over the wide landscapes of the American West and Alaska. Returning to her beloved wilderness, Hays spends portions of the summer in Montana gigging in the Northwest and loves quality time at her writers retreat.
Her new album ‘River Swimmer’ was released earlier this year on Nine Mile Records.
Bruce Robison cut her song “Lake of Fire” on his latest album “Bruce Robison and the Back Porch Band”. Although she’s been compared to Brandi Carlile, Rhett Miller, and Patty Griffin, Hays truly has a sound uniquely her own.