John Hiatt: The Open Road

John Hiatt
The Open Road

New West Records
March 2, 2010

“The Open Road finds him rediscovering his form. This is Hiatt cutting loose, heading out on his own metaphor-filled highway of song.” – Uncut

“This bluesy, heartland-soaked musical excursion features meaty support from guitarist Doug Lancio, bassist Patrick O’ Hearn and drummer Kenneth Blevins, wittily informed nods to such influences as Chuck Berry, the Rolling Stones and Willie Dixon and plenty of the rock soulfulness that’s integral to the sound he’s been honing for decades.” – Los Angeles Times

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Looking at life through the rearview mirror was the inspiration for John Hiatt’s brand new album, The Open Road, due out March 2, 2010 via New West Records. The legendary songwriter’s 19th studio album is classic Hiatt, picking up the tempo and returning to rock following his previous critically acclaimed Same Old Man. Backed by his touring band, (Kenny Blevins on drums, Patrick O’Hearn on bass and Doug Lancio on guitars), the songs are inspired by life on the road, without looking back. “All the other years, my songs are about coming home,” Hiatt says. But within these 11 new songs, home is never the destination.

Hiatt has written songs covered by a multitude of artists in a wide variety of genres including Bob Dylan, Rosanne Cash, Willie Nelson, Jewel and Bonnie Raitt, who most famously recorded “Thing Called Love.” On The Open Road he showcases both his lyrical and musical talent with his blues driven, rock songs including the title track and “Haulin’.” Hiatt produced The Open Road himself after recording with his band in his garage-turned-studio.

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