An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt

The Center for the Arts presents
Saturday, November 16, 8:00PM
$58 members, $68 non-member
($1.50 is added per ticket to charities to benefit victims of Tornadoes in Ohio.)


“With two legendary songwriters on a bill expectations can run pretty high, but Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt easily exceeded those expectations with an evening of acoustic music…” – KDHX

“Listening to two bona fide masters of American songwriting trading songs and guitar licks is an experience that any music fan should cherish.” –

“They two are so comfortable with themselves that they make you feel like you are sitting in the living room with them, getting to know them better through their songs.” – JamBase

Enjoy an intimate acoustic evening with two of the all-time greatest American singer/songwriters, Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt.

One of the most distinctive songwriters to come out of Nashville, four-time Grammy Award-winner Lyle Lovett is equally comfortable in pop, rock, blues and country. Eleven-time Grammy nominee John Hiatt melds rock, acoustic, folk, new wave and Mississippi Delta blues into songs recorded by some three dozen artists over the last three decades from Three Dog Night to Eric Clapton.

The interplay and immense talent of Lovett and Hiatt up close and personal is an experience not to be missed. Hear their storytelling mastery not only in the songs they sing, but in the insightful tales they offer up between songs.

Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lovett has evolved into one of music’s most vibrant and iconic performers. His body of work, rich and eclectic, is one of the most beloved of any living artist working today. Among his many accolades are four Grammy Awards, the Americana Music Association’s inaugural Trailblazer Award, and the title of Texas State Musician. 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.

Over thirty-five years after the release of his debut album, John Hiatt remains one of America’s most respected and influential singer-songwriters. His songs have been covered by artists as diverse as Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy, Emmylou Harris, Iggy Pop, Rosanne Cash (the #1 country hit “The Way We Make A Broken Heart”), the Jeff Healey Band (“Angel Eyes”), and Willie Nelson. In the past few years alone, Hiatt has been honored with his own star on Nashville’s Walk of Fame, received the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting, was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and was named Best Male Vocalist in Rolling Stone’s annual Critics Poll, all thanks to his patented rootsy rock/country/blues fusion.

These two titans of Americana come together for the first time since 2007’s sold-out Songwriters Tour gala – this is an evening you definitely don’t want to miss.

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