Date(s) - 05/01/2020
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The State Theatre of Ithaca
DSP Shows Presents:
An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt
Friday, May 1, 2020
8:00pm (7:00pm doors)
The State Theatre | Ithaca, NY
Tickets for An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt at the State Theatre in Ithaca on Friday, May 1 go on sale Friday, January 31 at 10am. Tickets will be available online at dspshows.com.
A singer, composer and actor, Lyle 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.
“You know how writing goes for me,” John Hiatt says, 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—as have we all, tagging along right beside him—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. But after wrapping up a year of touring in support of 2014’s Terms of My Surrender—the singer-songwriter’s 22nd studio effort overall—he found himself, for the first time in a long time, unsure of what would come next.