Spotlight: John Hiatt


At 8 p.m. March 24/Trustees Theater

Long tall (and legendary) Texas singer/songwriter Lyle Lovett is no doubt the reason this show was one of SMF 2012's fastest sellouts. He and Hiatt are playing solo, acoustic sets - which means Lovett's brilliant and bizarre Large Band, for which he is a justifiably famous concert act, is sitting this one out. Be that as it may, our money's on the Indiana-bred Hiatt, who's been king of the fringe songwriters for 30 years, having penned such stone classics as "Pink Bedroom," "Thing Called Love," "Slow Turning," "Have a Little Faith in Me," "Angel Eyes," "The Way We Make a Broken Heart" and a gig-bag full of others. His distinctive, bluesy yowl, combined with a quick wit and passion-fueled songwriters' eye for elusive detail, make him one of America's very, very best. And then there's Lyle ... killer show all the way.



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Bill DeYoung

Bill DeYoung was Connect's Arts & Entertainment Editor from May 2009 to August 2014.
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