VIDEO: Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt Acoustic Tour Rolls On
For the last month, Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt have been touring the country with their acoustic guitars, and picking up rave reviews in cities and towns from Vermont to California.
The two troubadours have often hit the road together in the past, and their latest outing began on October 22 at Rutland, Vermont's Paramount Theatre.
"I've seen them both several times, together and separately," Keith Young, a fan who caught the performers at the Green Music Center in Rohnert Park, Calif., told the Santa Rosa Press Democrat. "I like them both, but I like together because it's an interesting contrast in styles. Hiatt can play the madman sometimes, and Lovett can be the country gentleman."
On Facebook, Bonnie Hicks gushed over the duo's November 16th show at the Grass Valley Center for the Arts in the Sierra foothills.
"Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt," Hicks wrote. "How lucky am I to see both perform on the same stage? Such personality and silliness."
Julie Baker, executive director at the Center for the Arts, concurred that the chemistry between Lovett and Hiatt made for something special.
"Great show. Mater songwriters, guitarists and performers plus fun storytelling and banter equates to one happy and enthusiastic audience," Baker said.
The tour will end on February 2 at Ottowa, Canada's National Arts Centre at Southam Hall, and a full listing of dates can be found at Lovett's website.
The above video, posted by KINK radio, captures the duo performing Lovett's "Natural Forces" in 2011.