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John Hiatt Tilts The Mystic Pinball
New Album OUT NOW!
Los Angeles, CA – August 13, 2012 – Acclaimed musician and songwriter John Hiatt will release Mystic Pinball on September 25th via New West Records. Called “…one of rock’s most astute singer-songwriters of the last 40 years” by the Los Angeles Times,
Hiatt continues to write brilliant character studies, twisting entertaining storylines with
cunning lyrics and wry humor including “We’re Alright Now,” the first single from Mystic
Pinball. The blues driven “We’re Alright Now” is available to hear at
Facebook.com/JohnHiatt. Mystic Pinball will be available as both a CD and on limited
edition 180-gram vinyl.
Hiatt and his band, The Combo, have gained a reputation for captivating crowds at their
live shows as The Tennessean depicts: “He prowls the stage, delivering the bluesy stuff
in a whiskey-burn howl, shouting the rock stuff and fronting a formidable band that can
turn on a dime, from ballads to bombast.” Hiatt & The Combo begin a US run mid-
August that includes dates with Steve Earle, a special appearance at the Americana
Festival in Nashville and two shows at City Winery in NYC (full list of dates see www.johnhiatt.com).
For Mystic Pinball, Hiatt’s 21st studio album, Hiatt turned to producer Kevin “Caveman”
Shirley (Aerosmith, Iron Maiden, Joe Bonamassa.) Shirley also produced Hiatt’s highly
praised Dirty Jeans And Mudslide Hymns, which the New York Times declared was“…his best since 1995.” Hiatt relies on the exceptional musical skills of Doug Lancio (electric guitar, mandolin, Dobro), Kenneth Blevins (drums and percussion) and Patrick O’Hearn (bass) to play with him on the record.
John Hiatt’s career as a performer and songwriter has spanned more than 30 years and
everyone from Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, BB King, Bonnie Raitt and Iggy Pop has
covered his work. Hiatt began his solo career with the 1974 album Hangin’ Around the
Observatory. His landmark 1987 release Bring The Family, which celebrates its 25th
anniversary this year, was his first album to chart in the U.S. 2000’s Crossing Muddy
Waters was called “The most natural and relaxed John Hiatt album in years…” by All
Music Guide. In 2008, Hiatt released Same Old Man, was inducted into the Nashville
Songwriters Hall of Fame and was honored by the Americana Music Association with
their prestigious “Lifetime Achievement in Songwriting Award.” Critical acclaim
continued for The Open Road (2010) with The Boston Herald praising “Hiatt knocks
together a rocking, full-throttle road record that in its tone, toughness and mix of blues, r & b and country harkens back to his landmark Bring the Family ” while the Associated Press proclaimed “Hiatt remains at the top of his game” in reference to Dirty Jeans and
Mudslide Hymns (2011).
source: New West Records Press Release
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