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John Hiatt w/ Special Guest Christian Lee Hutson

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John Hiatt w/ Special Guest Christian Lee Hutson
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 8:00 PM
Harvester Performance Center, Rocky Mount, VA
 
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  • Ticket Price: $62.00 - $102.00
  • Door Time: 7:00 PM
  • Show Type: Singer / Songwriter
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An Acoustic Evening With John Hiatt

  John Hiatt, who the Los Angeles Times calls “…one of rock’s most astute singer-songwriters of the last 40 years,” will release his new album Terms Of My Surrender, on July 15, 2014 via New West Records. Hiatt, a master lyricist and satirical storyteller, weaves hidden plot twists into fictional tales ranging in topics including redemption, relationships, growing older and surrendering, on his terms. The new record is musically rooted in acoustic blues, accentuated by Hiatt’s soulful, gritty voice, which mirrors the gravity of his reflective lyrics.
 
For Terms Of My Surrender, Hiatt turned to his longtime guitarist Doug Lancio (Patty Griffin, Jack Ingram) to produce. Though Hiatt initially picked up an electric guitar on day one of recording, Lancio challenged him to play acoustic instead, which set the tone and mood for the whole process. Hiatt even plays Harmonica on the album, which he hasn’t done recently. They recorded most of the album off the floor as if in a live setting, which was fitting since the band in the studio was Hiatt’s exceptional touring band (Lancio, Nathan Gehri, Kenneth Blevins, and Brandon Young).
 
Hiatt and his band, The Combo, will appear at the 2014 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival before a full summer tour (dates to be announced).
 
Hiatt’s songs have been recorded by artists as diverse as Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt (“Thing Called Love”), Emmylou Harris, Iggy Pop, Rosanne Cash (#1 country hit, “The Way We Make A Broken Heart”), the Jeff Healey Band (“Angel Eyes”), and even the cartoon bear band of Disney’s film, The Country Bears. He earned a Grammy nomination for Crossing Muddy Waters, while B.B. King and Eric Clapton shared a Grammy for their album Riding With The King, the title track from which was a Hiatt composition. Hiatt has received his own star on Nashville’s Walk of Fame, the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting, has been inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and was saluted at the Indiana Governor’s Arts Awards.
 
The rock-country-blues fusion album Bring The Family – performed with Ry Cooder, Nick Lowe, and Jim Keltner – was Hiatt’s first charted effort, and he was subsequently named Best Male Vocalist in Rolling Stone’s annual Critics Poll. In the last few years Hiatt has released Same Old Man, The Open Road, Dirty Jeans & Mudslide Hymns and Mystic Pinball all to critical acclaim as All Music Guide declares “And for a guy who has cranked out four studio albums in five years, Hiatt is having a great run as a songwriter…”

Christian Lee Hutson

 
Christian Lee Hutson is nothing, if not awkwardly honest. The gallantly self-defeating 24-year-old singer/songwriter is an amalgamation of a long line of Americana tradition, roughly 200 unpleasant days on the road a year, and his own past musical endeavors (which obsessively chronicle his romantic and social failures), including 2012's EP, Will Never Break Up , and his debut LP, The Hell With It .

In January 2015, Hutson released his second album Yeah Okay, I Know , a record championed by Americana UK's James McCurry as "...Startlingly good. Like 'year's end list' good." Yeah Okay, I Knowcaptures twelve songs from the rapidly-evolving, jokingly self-proclaimed, King of Bummercore, with all his youthful regrets, laments, and apathy worn unabashedly on his sleeve.

Over the last 6 years, Christian Lee Hutson has shared the stage with the likes of Sheryl Crow, Father John Misty, Ralph Stanley, John C. Reilly & Friends, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Jay Farrar and even actsas disparate as Kim Deal and the Breeders. He’s currently finishing work on two separate LP’s inhopes to release them bookends to the year 2016.

Hutson's search for self spills from his records onto the road in a relentless touring schedule across the States and throughout Europe, where the prolific songster's perpetually unveiling new tunes and
discovering new ways to take shots at himself. Like Paste Magazine says, "He will change you. Go see him tonight."