Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt

DSP Shows Presents

Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt

Sun · January 29, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$47.50 - $77.50

This event is all ages

Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt
Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt
A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Lovett has appeared in 13 feature films, and on stage and television. Among his many accolades, besides the four Grammy Awards, he was given the Americana Music Association's inaugural Trailblazer Award, and was recently named the Texas State Musician.

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John Hiatt's songs were covered successfully by everyone from Bonnie Raitt, Ronnie Milsap, and Dr. Feelgood to Iggy Pop, Three Dog Night, and the Neville Brothers, yet it took him 13 years to reach the charts himself. Of course, it took him nearly that long to find his own style. Hiatt began his solo career in 1974, and over the next decade he ran through a number of different styles, from rock & roll to new wave pop, before he finally settled on a rootsy fusion of rock & roll, country, blues, and folk with his 1987 album Bring the Family. Though the album didn't set the charts on fire, it became his first album to reach the charts, and several of the songs on the record became hits for other artists, including Raitt and Milsap. Following its success, Hiatt became a reliable hit songwriter for other artists, and he developed a strong cult following that continued to gain strength into the mid-'90s.


"The bare bones, stripped down element of the acoustic show, shined an all too deserving light on both the quality of the musicianship, and the imagery that is so vibrant in the lyrics both were singing." – Concert Livewire

"They may be master songwriters who have broken down the boundaries ­between country, rock and jazz, but they sounded as if they were swapping songs at a party." – The Guardian
Venue Information:
State Theatre of Ithaca
107 West State St.
Ithaca, NY, 14850
http://www.stateofithaca.com/