Two titans of songwriting team up for Breckenridge concert
by Jenney Coberly
There`s a lipstick sunset
Smeared across the August sky
There`s a bitter sweet perfume
Hanging in the fields
The creek is running high
BRECKENRIDGE – A June show at the Riverwalk Center with Lyle Lovett may be John Hiatt’s first appearance in Breckenridge, but his impressionistic lyrics often evoke the wide open spaces of the West. Hiatt is one of the most respected and influential American singer-songwriters, and his songs have been covered by an impressive variety of top artists, including Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Buffett, and Keith Urban.
Lovett has won four Grammy Awards, including Best Male Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Album. The interplay and immense talent of Lovett and Hiatt up close and personal is an experience not to be missed. Hear their storytelling mastery not only in the songs they sing, but in the insightful tales they offer up between songs.
Of the pairing, Hiatt said, “We first got together in 1989 as part of a series of songwriter shows. The idea was to emulate the way songwriters would casually get together around Nashville, hanging around each other’s houses, eating some food and playing some songs.” Read the full interview from this past January by Hal Bienstock in am New York.
Tickets are available online at Ticketmaster, or by phone at (800) 745-3000. Tickets are also available online directly from the Riverwalk Center. The Riverwalk Center ticketing site allows you to pick your individual seats and only has a $2.00 processing fee. Both reserved seating inside and venue and outside lawn seating are available. Prices range from $20 for lawn seating to $45 – $75 for reserved seating, excluding applicable service charges.
“Natural Forces” is the title of Lovett’s 2009 album. In this video, accompanied by John Hiatt on guitar, he performs the title song from the album, which is available on Amazon and iTunes.
Hiatt’s most recent album, titled “The Open Road”, was released in 2010 and is also available on Amazon and iTunes.
Here, Hiatt performs the title song on the Letterman show: