An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt
Together, Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt are two of the world’s most captivating and compelling musicians, presenting an evening of music not to be missed. May 22 at the Carolina Theatre at 8pm.
A singer, composer, and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. 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. Whether touring as a duo, with his acoustic group, or his “Large Band,” Lovett’s live performances show not only the breadth of this Texas legend’s deep talents, but also the diversity of his influences, making him one of the most compelling and captivating musicians in popular music.
John Hiatt, a master lyricist and satirical storyteller, weaves musical tales with themes from redemption, relationships, growing older, and surrendering, all on his terms. “You know how writing goes for me,” he says, offering a glimpse into his creative process. “I get a couple of lines going, and then I just tag along as the songs start to reveal themselves. You’ve just gotta jump inside and take the ride.” Hiatt has been on that ride for more than four decades, bringing his fans music rooted in acoustic blues, accentuated by a soulful, gritty voice, mirroring the sincerity of his lyrics.