TROY —The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Corporation welcomes back Lyle Lovett and Jon Hiatt, performing onstage together in an acoustic evening of music.
Lovett and Hiatt will perform a special acoustic set on Wednesday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m.
A singer, composer, and actor, 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’ or 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.
Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lovett has evolved into one of music’s most vibrant and iconic performers. Among his many accolades, besides the four Grammy Awards, he was given the Americana Music Association’s inaugural Trailblazer Award, and was named Texas State Musician.
Hiatt joins Lovett once again on this tour. His works, rich and eclectic, are some of the most beloved of any artist working today.
“You know how writing goes for me,” Hiatt said, 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 now. In fact, since the release of his 1974 debut, Hangin’ Around the Observatory, rarely has more than a year or two passed without a new Hiatt collection hitting the shelves.
The Eclipse Sessions, his newest collection, offers up his strongest set in years. Long celebrated as a skilled storyteller and keen observer of life’s twists and turns, Hiatt can get at the heart of a knotty emotion or a moment in time with just a sharp, incisive lyric or witty turn of phrase. And the 11 tracks he recorded for this new album demonstrate that the singer-songwriter, now 66, is only getting better with age, his guitar playing more rugged and rootsy, his words wiser and more wry.
Tickets are available via phone at 518-273-0038, in person, or online at www.troymusichall.org. Anyone can become a member and get early access. Tickets are available at The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Box Office. More information on the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall and upcoming programs is available on the website at www.troymusichall.org.