Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt

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Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt

November 18th, 2017
McCarter Theatre Center
91 University Pl., Princeton, NJ 08540
609-258-2787
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Event Description

Two of America's singer-songwriter legends join forces in this acoustic collaboration. While both artists have been frequent visitors to McCarter on separate occasions, this is a rare opportunity to hear them together with just their guitars between them and you, the audience-consummate artistry reduced to its basic roots. As a singer, composer, and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that covers almost forty years, fourteen albums, and four Grammys. Whether touring as a "duo" with John Hiatt and others, or with his "large band," his live performances define the state of the art, incorporating elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel, and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. And his songs like If I Had a Boat have become classics, rivalling those of Dylan and Springsteen. John Hiatt's career also started forty years ago with the release of the first of his 22 albums, the latest of which is Terms of My Surrender.