John Hiatt & The Combo and Taj Mahal Trio at the King Center Aug 19th
John Hiatt, who the Los Angeles Times calls “…one of rock’s most astute singer-songwriters of the last 40 years,” is a master lyricist and satirical storyteller. Hiatt’s songs have been recorded by artists as diverse as Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt (Thing Called Love), Emmylou Harris, Iggy Pop, Rosanne Cash (The Way We Make A Broken Heart), the Jeff Healey Band (Angel Eyes), and even the cartoon bear band of Disney’s film, The Country Bears. The release of his latest album, Terms Of My Surrender, weaves hidden plot twists into fictional tales ranging in topics including redemption, relationships, growing older and surrendering, on his terms.
The legendary Taj Mahal is a master of finger-picking country blues, bluegrass banjo, slide guitar, southern blues, soul, R&B and reggae music of Hawaii, Latin America, Europe and beyond. With a performing career of more than 50 years, he has nearly singlehandedly reshaped the definition and scope of the blues via the infusion of the exotic sounds from the Caribbean, Africa and South Pacific. The two-time Grammy winning singer, songwriter, film composer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist was honored to receive the Lifetime Achievement for Performance Award at the 13th Annual Americana Honors and Awards.
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