Thursday, November 17, 2016
Where: The Paramount
Cost: $67.50, $47.50, $31.50
“One of rock’s most astute singer-songwriters of the last 40 years.” The Los Angeles Times
GRAMMY-nominated John Hiatt will take The Paramount stage for an intimate solo acousticperformance this November!
Hiatt remains one of the most respected and influential American singer-songwriters of our time. Forty years into his recording career, John Hiatt has released his 22nd studio album, Terms of My Surrender, described as “blues in the knotty backwoods sense, as if sprung from the Delta loam.”
His run of albums starting with 2000’s Crossing Muddy Waters through this new one is arguably the most consistently, fully realized expression of his considerable gifts as a writer and performer. Not to diminish his early accomplishments, of course. There are threads through his entire catalog tying the youthful energy of the early-‘80s statements Slug Line and Two Bit Monsters to the moving renewals of Bring the Family (with Ry Cooder, Nick Lowe and Jim Keltner collaborating) and Slow Turning later that decade to, well, all the work since.
Along the way his songs have attracted many other singers, through whom some have gained a wider world of fans via other artists’ versions — Rosanne Cash’s “Pink Bedroom” and most famously Bonnie Raitt’s hit version of “Thing Called Love.” And in recent years he’s done series of shows with Lyle Lovett, “our little Smothers Brothers comedy show,” that’s brought out other spins on his art, though elements already familiar to those who’ve been there all along. Alternately bemused and profound, he’s a self-aware chronicler of both his own and others’ stumbles and epiphanies, the tales richer with each step forward.
And it’s all steps forward, even if on Terms of My Surrender there are some looks back in the process.
With special guest Christian Lee Hutson:
Christian Lee Hutson is nothing, if not awkwardly honest. 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.”
Over the last six years, Hutson shared the stage with Sheryl Crow, Father John Misty, Ralph Stanley, John C. Reilly & Friends, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Jay Farrar and Kim Deal and the Breeders.
Hutson’s search for self, spills from his records onto the road while touring across the United States and throughout Europe, where the prolific songster is perpetually unveiling new tunes and discovering new ways to take shots at himself. As Paste Magazine says, “He will change you. Go see him tonight.”