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John Hiatt at SXSW - photo by Ros O'Gorman

John Hiatt at SXSW - photo by Ros O'Gorman

John Hiatt To Release First Album Since 2014

by Paul Cashmere on August 7, 2018

in News

John Hiatt will release his next album ‘The Eclipse Sessions’ in October. It will be his first album since ‘Terms of My Surrender’ in 2014 and his 23rd studio album.

‘The Eclipse Sessions’ was recorded with Kevin McKendree and features his longtime band members Kenneth Blevins and Patrick O’Hearn.

Hiatt connects this record with 1987’s ‘Bring The Family’ and 2000’s ‘Crossing Muddy Waters’. “The three albums are very connected in my mind,” Hiatt says. “They all have a vibe to them that was unexpected. I didn’t know where I was going when I started out on any of them. And each one wound up being a pleasant surprise.”

The first taste of the album is ‘Cry To Me’.

John Hiatt released his first album ‘Hangin’ Around The Observatory’ in 1974.

Hiatt started thinking about ‘The Eclipse Sessions’ when he wrapped up touring in support of ‘Terms of My Surrender’. “I’ve been lost before,” Hiatt says. “Although usually I have some sort of notion or clue where to go. But this time? I had no sense whatsoever.

“I wanted to spend more time with my family. I was aging, with all that entails or doesn’t entail. Stuff was just happening.”

The first song he wrote for the record was ‘Robber’s Highway’. “I was just thinking in terms of somebody who’s out there hammerin’ away with his music, wondering what it’s all coming to. And maybe the songs just aren’t there anymore…,” he said.

John Hiatt The Eclipse Sessions Track Listing

1. Cry To Me
2. All The Way To The River
3. Aces Up Your Sleeve
4. Poor Imitation Of God
5. Nothing In My Heart
6. Over The Hill
7. Outrunning My Soul
8. Hide Your Tears
9. The Odds Of Loving You
10. One Stiff Breeze
11. Robber’s Highway

John Hiatt On Tour

August 18th – Raleigh, NC – Duke Energy Center **
August 20th – Alexandria, VA – Birchmere Music Hal **
August 21st Alexandria, VA – Birchmere Music Hall **
August 22nd – Frederick, MD – Weinberg Center for the Arts **
August 24th – Albany, NY – The Egg Center for the Performing Arts **
August 25th – Portland, ME – State Theatre **
August 26th – Westhampton Beach, NY – Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center **
August 28th – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater **
August 30th – Highland Park, IL – Ravinia Festival **
August 31st – Washburn, WI – Big Top Chautauqua **
September 1st – Minneapolis, MN – Pantages Theatre **
October 20th – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
October 21st – Atlanta, GA – City Winery
October 22nd – Atlanta, GA – City Winery
October 26th – Annapolis, MD – Rams Head On Stage
October 27th – Wilmington, DE – The Queen
October 29th – New York, NY – City Winery
October 30th – New York, NY – City Winery
October 31st – New York, NY – City Winery
November 2nd – Beverly, MA – The Cabot Theater
November 3rd – Plymouth, NH – Flying Monkey @ Lebanon Opera House
November 4th – Homer, NY – Center for the Arts
November 6th – Ottawa, ONT – Centerpointe Theatre
November 7th – Toronto, ONT – Bluma Appel Theatre
November 9th – Carmel, IN – Palladium – The Ctr for the Perf Arts
November 13th – Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theatre
November 14th – Nashville, TN – City Winery
November 15th – Nashville, TN – City Winery

** John Hiatt and The Goners featuring Sonny Landreth

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