Two of the most influential singer-songwriters have joined forces for a special UK concert just announced. Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt will play the Shepherd's Bush Empire on Monday 15th February with tickets on sale now priced at £30 (plus fees).
This concert forms part of an occasional double billing that will hit Scandinavia just prior to reaching the capital. Although this is not a 'duo' performance, the legends will 'trade' off songs on stage with numerous solo renditions - two for the price of one, well kind-of.
Lyle Lovett was at the forefront of the New Country scene back in the 80s and has stacked up numerous US Billboard and US Country Chart albums since his debut in 1986. His latest album, 'Natural Forces' gave him his first long-player success in Canada, as well as the US. His marriage to actress, Julia Roberts, caused a stir in the 90s but his gift is plaintive singing and respectful treatment of the guitar.
John Hiatt hails from Indiana and represents a more traditional singer-songwriter stance, particularly on his best-selling album, 'Bring The Family', released in 1987. His most recent set, 'Same Old Man', came out in 2008 and reached the Billboard 100. He has been covered by numerous similar (and not so similar) artists such as Emmylou Harris, BB King and Iggy Pop.
Together, separately, this should be a special night.