John Hiatt to Tour in Support of New Album

Posted on May 30, 2014 | by Jason Walsh

Folk singer John Hiatt will be raising the white flag July 15 with the release of his latest album, Terms of My Surrender.

Terms of My Surrender marks the Indiana-born singer-songwriter’s 22nd studio album, and first since 2012’s Mystic Pinball.

According to the press materials for the album, the gravel-voiced Hiatt sought a greater focus on the melding of his guitar and vocals, so producer Doug Lancio recorded the entire album with the full band in the room—a strategy meant to bring intensity to Hiatt’s singing and instrumentation.

The tone is intended as a straightforward acoustic-blues, with typical plot-twisting Hiatt lyrics to songs about redemption, love, growing older, and, in the title cut, surrendering.

Terms of My Surrender is the 61-year-old singer-songwriter’s latest in a career that has spanned four decades and produced multiple Grammy nominations, and such popular standards as "Crossing Muddy Waters," "Thing Called Love," "Have A Little Faith In Me."

Hiatt and his band the Combo will be embarking on a tour this summer, playing dates with both the Robert Cray Band and Taj Mahal Trio. For more info, visit johnhiatt.com.

Look for AG’s upcoming interview with Hiatt later this summer. Until then, check out this clip of Hiatt and Lyle Lovett performing “Thing Called Love” on The Late Show in 2009.

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