Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Welcomes John Hiatt and The Goners For One Night Only
Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts announced that John Hiatt & The Goners, featuring Sonny Landreth, will come to Santa Rosa for one night only on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 8 p.m. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the album "Slow Turning," John Hiatt & The Goners will be playing the album in its entirety, along with greatest hits from their storied career. Tickets range in price from $39 - $59 and go on sale Friday, September 22 at noon. They are available at lutherburbankcenter.org, by calling 707-546-3600 or in person at the ticket office at 50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa.
More than forty years after the release of his debut album, John Hiatt remains one of America's most respected and influential singer-songwriters. As the Los Angeles Times once wrote, "(Hiatt) writes the funniest sad songs - and the saddest funny songs - of just about anybody alive."
John Hiatt's songs have been covered by artists as diverse as Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt ("Thing Called Love"), Buddy Guy, Emmylou Harris, Ronnie Milsap, Iggy Pop, the Neville Brothers, Rosanne Cash (the #1 country hit, "The Way We Make A Broken Heart"), the Jeff Healey Band ("Angel Eyes"), Willie Nelson, Steve Earle, Linda Ronstadt, and even the cartoon bear band of Disney's 2002 film, "The Country Bears." He earned a Grammy nomination for his album "Crossing Muddy Waters," and B.B. King and Eric Clapton shared a Grammy for their album "Riding With The King," the title track from which was a Hiatt composition.
In 2007, John Hiatt was honored with his own star on Nashville's Walk of Fame and his legacy was even further cemented with a pair of accolades in the fall of 2008: the Americana Music Association's Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting in September, and his October induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
With seven solo albums under his belt, Hiatt's A&M debut, "Bring The Family" (1987), was his breakthrough. His rootsy, rock-country-blues fusion - performed with guitarist Ry Cooder, bassist Nick Lowe, and drummer Jim Keltner - was Hiatt's first charted effort, and he was subsequently named Best Male Vocalist in Rolling Stone's annual Critics Poll. Bonnie Raitt would later cover the album's "Thing Called Love" on her multiplatinum smash album, "Nick Of Time," and fan favorites "Memphis In The Meantime" and "Have A Little Faith In Me" have been covered by artists from Joe Cocker and Delbert McClinton to Jewel.
In the recent years Hiatt has released "Same Old Man," "The Open Road," "Dirty Jeans & Mudslide Hymns," and "Mystic Pinball" all to critical acclaim as All Music Guide declares "And for a guy who has cranked out four studio albums in five years, Hiatt is having a great run as a songwriter..."
Hiatt's latest album "Terms of My Surrender" was release in 2014 and is his 22nd studio album.
A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts is home to world-class performances, nationally recognized education programs, contemporary visual art, and many popular events. The Arts Center is located in the heart of the Sonoma wine country and ranked among California's top performing arts presenters. Together with its resident companies, the Center presents more than 230 performances in music, dance, theater, renowned speakers, and comedy; provides education programs serving 37,000 children and adults; and hosts more than 1,000 community events a year. Owned and operated by the Luther Burbank Memorial Foundation, the Center relies on charitable community donations to achieve its mission - to enrich, educate, and entertain.