Friday, August 17, 2012

New John Hiatt album due

I reviewed Hiatt live at the Coach House for his last tour. I look forward to hearing the new material.  

John Hiatt will release Mystic Pinball on Sept. 25 via New West Records. Blues driven first single "We're Alright Now" is available to hear Mystic Pinball will be available as both a CD and on limited edition 180-gram vinyl.

For Hiatt's 21st studio album, he turned to producer Kevin Shirley (Aerosmith), who also helmed 2011's Dirty Jeans And Mudslide Hymns. Hiatt relies on the musical skills of Doug Lancio (electric guitar, mandolin, dobro), Kenneth Blevins (drums and percussion) and Patrick O'Hearn (bass). 

John Hiatt's career as a performer and songwriter has spanned more than 30 years. Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, BB King, Bonnie Raitt and Iggy Pop have all covered his work. Hiatt began his solo career with the 1974 album Hangin' Around the Observatory.

Track Listing:
1. We're Alright Now
2. Bite Marks
3. It All Comes Back Someday
4. Wood Chipper
5. My Business
6. I Just Don't Know What To Say
7. I Know How To Lose You
8. You're All The Reason I Need
9. One Of Them Damn Days
10. No Wicked Grin
11. Give It Up
12. Blues Can't Even Find Me 

Tour Dates:
August 18            Philadelphia, PA                   Philadelphia Folk Festival *
August 20           Bloomington, IN                   Buskirk Chumley Theatre
August 21          Bloomington, IN                   The Castle Theatre
August 22          Lexington, KY                       Lex Opera House *
August 23          Cincinnati, OH                       Taft Theatre *
August 25          Washburn, WI                       Big Top Chautauqua
August 26          Highland Park, IL                  Ravinia *
August 27          Kansas City, MO                  Uptown Theatre
August 29          Arvada, CO                           Arvada Center
August 30          Boulder, CO                         Chautaugua Auditorium
September 1      Yosemite, CA                       Strawberry Fest
September 2      Napa, CA                             Uptown Theatre
September 4      Hermosa Beach, CA              Saint Rocke
September 5      Solana Beach, CA                 Belly Up
September 6      Agora Hills, CA                     The Canyon
September 7      San Juan Capistrano, CA       The Coach House
September 10    Wichita, KS                           The Cotillion
September 14    Nashville, TN                        The Cannery (AMA Festival & Conf)
September 19    Atlanta, GA                           Variety Playhouse
September 20    Greenville. SC                       The Handlebar
September 21     Alexandria, VA                      Birchmere
September 22     Alexandria, VA                      Birchmere
September 23     Alexandria,VA                       Birchmere
September 25     New York, NY                       City Winery
September 26     New York, NY                       City Winery
September 28     Westhampton Beach, NY       Westhampton Beach PAC
September 29     Plymouth, NH                       Flying Monkey
October 1            Brownfield, ME                     Stone Mtn Arts Center
* with Steve Earle

Additional tour dates to be added. Check back at

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