Friday, March 18 | 7:00 p.m.
Friday, March 18 | 9:30 p.m.
Winter/Spring 2016 Concert Series
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Opening Act: Rick Brantley
John Hiatt, who the Los Angeles Times calls “one of rock’s most astute singer-songwriters of the last 40 years,” released Terms Of My Surrender on July 15, 2014, via New West Records. Hiatt, a master lyricist and satirical storyteller, weaves hidden plot twists into fictional tales ranging in topics including redemption, relationships, growing older and surrendering, on his terms. The new record is musically rooted in acoustic blues, accentuated by Hiatt’s soulful, gritty voice, which mirrors the gravity of his reflective lyrics.
Hiatt’s songs have been recorded by artists as diverse as Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt (“Thing Called Love”), Emmylou Harris, Iggy Pop, Rosanne Cash (#1 country hit, “The Way We Make A Broken Heart”), the Jeff Healey Band (“Angel Eyes”), and even the cartoon bear band of Disney’s film, The Country Bears. He earned a GRAMMY nomination for Crossing Muddy Waters, while B.B. King and Eric Clapton shared a GRAMMY for their album Riding With The King, the title track from which was a Hiatt composition. Hiatt has received his own star on Nashville’s Walk of Fame, the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting, has been inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and was saluted at the Indiana Governor’s Arts Awards.
Rick Brantley is a singer-songwriter who can seriously, seriously write and sing; a rocker who can really, truly rock. A young man worth listening to. Rick Brantley was born and raised in the musical mecca of Macon, Georgia, a preacher’s son, soaking up the strains of gospel music, fire-and-brimstone sermons and the echoes of musical legends: Blind Willie McTell, Otis Redding, The Allman Brothers. With his brand-new EP LO-FI, Brantley achieves a raw but rich acoustic sound. “Almost everything you hear on the record is live and in the moment. It was one of the most fun things I’ve ever done. I got to do songs that I really loved, with one of my best friends in the world. It was just a blast. I hope everybody likes it.”