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John Hiatt: Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns

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John Hiatt
Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns

August 2, 2011
New West Records

“A deftly underplayed album.” – Uncut

“Hiatt’s music is so damn infectious that you want to take a sip out of the flask with him.”PopMatters


Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns, the new album from acclaimed musician and songwriter
John Hiatt, will be released August 2 on New West Records. This is Hiatt’s twentieth solo album and follows his acclaimed 2010 release, The Open Road, which the Los Angeles Times heralded as a, “bluesy, heartland-soaked musical excursion,” while the Buffalo News declared it “a classic for the future.” 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. Additionally, Hiatt will tour continuously in support of the record, including co-headling tours with Lyle Lovett and Big Head Todd and the Monsters. See reverse for complete details.

John Hiatt: The Open Road

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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