John Hiatt’s career as a performer and songwriter has spanned more than 30 years and his work has been covered by everyone from Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, BB King, and Bonnie Raitt to Iggy Pop, Three Dog Night and The Neville Brothers. Hiatt began his solo career with the 1974 album Hangin’ Around the Observatory. His landmark 1987 release Bring The Family received critical praise and was his first album to chart in the U.S. In 1993, Rhino Records released Love Gets Strange: The Songs of John Hiatt, which collected many of the cover versions of his songs that were recorded during the 80s and 90s. 2000’s Crossing Muddy Waters was released to critical acclaim.
His latest album ‘Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns’ is available now on New West Records. This is Hiatt’s twentieth solo album and follows his acclaimed 2010 release, The Open Road. As an added bonus, a deluxe version of the album will be made available, which will include a special behind-the-scenes DVD, The Making of Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns and 24/96 High Resolution audio mix of the entire album.
In 2008, Hiatt was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and was honoured by the Americana Music Association with their prestigious “Lifetime Achievement in Songwriting Award.
John Hiatt play Vicar Street, Dublin on 19 July 2012. Buy tickets here.