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    Does anyone else love John Hiatt??

    Because he's amazing and I didn't get into him until later in life but now I've come home from my social stuff and... I just love this guy.



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    My first introduction to Mr. Hiatt was the one-project group he was in with Ry Cooder, Nick Lowe, and Jim Ketlner, Little Village. Great stuff.

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    He goes way back; he has a deep catalog of quality stuff. Check out his early albums.
    Personal favorite: 'Bring The Family' with Ry Cooder on slide. Dy-no-mite!
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    He puts on a very enjoyable live show, but it is L-O-U-D.

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    He's a true songwriter's songwriter, much like Warren Zevon. I had the honor of meeting John on a few occasions back in the late '90s when he was the host of "Sessions at West 54th", and I was lucky enough to attend a bunch of tapings.
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    I'm a long-timer. Saw him here on the songwriters tour with Joe Ely, Guy Clark, and Lyle Lovett....what an evening that was!


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    Quote Originally Posted by twocorgis View Post
    He's a true songwriter's songwriter, much like Warren Zevon. I had the honor of meeting John on a few occasions back in the late '90s when he was the host of "Sessions at West 54th", and I was lucky enough to attend a bunch of tapings.
    Sandy I'm jealous. Not because you worked at Belmont Park for 26 years right near barn 5 where Secretariat was stabled, and certainly not because you saw him in the flesh when you toured Claiborne farm in the summer of '88. No I can handle that.

    But now you are gonna lay on me that you were present during some tapings at "Sessions at West 54th" OMG. Next you're probably gonna say that one of the sessions you saw was Emmy Lou Harris and Daniel Lanois or Sheryl Crow with Gillian Welch. My luck it was the taping of Lucinda Williams you witnessed. Go ahead I can take the pain. Tell us who you saw please.

    Secretariat and Sessions at West 54th. Experiences like that are legendary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CA-35 View Post
    Sandy I'm jealous. Not because you worked at Belmont Park for 26 years right near barn 5 where Secretariat was stabled, and certainly not because you saw him in the flesh when you toured Claiborne farm in the summer of '88. No I can handle that.

    But now you are gonna lay on me that you were present during some tapings at "Sessions at West 54th" OMG. Next you're probably gonna say that one of the sessions you saw was Emmy Lou Harris and Daniel Lanois or Sheryl Crow with Gillian Welch. My luck it was the taping of Lucinda Williams you witnessed. Go ahead I can take the pain. Tell us who you saw please.

    Secretariat and Sessions at West 54th. Experiences like that are legendary.
    Scott, I saw all of them, and a bunch more, sometimes two or more tapings a day! Lyle Lovett, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Beck, Willie Nelson, Suzanne Vega, Shawn Colvin, John Prine, Yo Yo Ma, etc, etc. And a rollicking performance by John Hiatt and the Goners sitting in between Sonny Landreth's manager, and John Platt from WFUV. It was epic, and all up close and personal, and I'll never forget it. Got to meet David Byrne a few times too, as he was the host one of the seasons. I'd kill for all the tapes!

    What's sad is that the studio has since been torn down at the corner of 54th and 10th, and it's becoming yet another high rise.
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    He's one of my favorites. I've been really partial to the Americana-y stuff he did in the last decade or so, but everything he writes is gold. Dirty Blue Jeans and Mudslide Hyms is my favorite album by him.

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