Christy Hays

Christy Hays

credit: Alison Copeland

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"Like Lucinda Williams in a Carhartt jacket, Christy Hays works rugged metaphors into emotionally charged country folk." (Austin Chronicle). Christy Hays’ music has folk and country tinges, thoughtfully penned stories and a full band sound that is both driving alt country and moody folk rock. Christy Hays has released two full length albums and two EP's since 2009.

Her new album ‘River Swimmer’ is due out in April 6th, 2018 on Nine Mile Records.
It brings the culmination of Christy’s influences and her experiences traveling the world.

Born in rural central Illinois, Christy Hays never really aspired to be a working songwriter.
Hays grew up somewhat surrounded by music, her father, a luthier and guitar player showed her the major chords on her old Gibson. There was no pressure to play but music was a centerpiece.
"I left Illinois in my early 20's, directly after college. I graduated in December and moved to Haines, Alaska in April." says Hays, squinting into the sun on a bright spring day in Texas. "I was really disillusioned buy our society and wanted to go live in the woods."

Living seasonally, traveling in the US as well as abroad in the winters Hays essentially spent



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Genre: Americana
Subgenre: Folk
From: Austin, TX