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John Hiatt and The Combo

John Hiatt and The Combo

Rebecca Rego

Tue, August 21, 2012

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

The Castle Theatre

Bloomington, IL

$35.00 - $45.00

This event is 21 and over

John Hiatt
John Hiatt
Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns, the new album from acclaimed musician and songwriter John Hiatt, will be released August 2 on New West Records. This is Hiatt's twentieth solo album and follows his acclaimed 2010 release, The Open Road, which the Los Angeles Times heralded as a, "bluesy, heartland-soaked musical excursion," while the Buffalo News declared it "a classic for the future." As an added bonus, a deluxe version of the album will be made
available, which will include a special behind-the-scenes DVD, The Making of Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns and 24/96 High Resolution audio mix of the entire album. Additionally, Hiatt will tour continuously in support of the record, including co-headling tours with Lyle Lovett and Big Head Todd and the Monsters. See reverse for complete details.

Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns was recorded at Ben's Studio in Nashville and was produced by Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, The Black Crowes). In addition to Hiatt, the album features Kenneth Blevins on drums and percussion, Doug Lancio on electric guitars, mandolin and Hammertone and Patrick O'Hearn on bass guitar. As a preview to fans, the album's opening track and first single, "Damn This Town," is currently available to stream on Hiatt's Facebook
page.

John Hiatt's career as a performer and songwriter has spanned more than 30 years and his work has been covered by everyone from Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, BB King, and Bonnie Raitt to Iggy Pop, Three Dog Night and The Neville Brothers. Hiatt began his solo career with the 1974 album Hangin' Around the Observatory. His landmark 1987 release Bring The Family received critical
praise and was his first album to chart in the U.S. In 1993, Rhino Records released Love Gets Strange: The Songs of John Hiatt, which collected many of the cover versions of his songs that were recorded during the 80s and 90s. 2000's Crossing Muddy Waters was released to critical acclaim and was called "The most natural and relaxed John Hiatt album in years…" by All Music
Guide. In 2008, Hiatt was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and was honored by the Americana Music Association with their prestigious "Lifetime Achievement in Songwriting Award."
Rebecca Rego
Rebecca Rego
REGO grew up on a small farm in southeastern Wisconsin. “I was always in love with the guitar.” explains REGO. “Some of my earliest memories are sitting in my neighbor’s living room watching him run over blues licks.” Her mother, a former concert cellist, encouraged her to study and play classical guitar and that’s what she did for most of her adolescence. Falling in love with singer-songwriters like Joni Mitchell, Ani DiFranco, and Bruce Springsteen, she longed to write songs of her own. Then, sometime in the middle of teenage angst, she wrote her first song. In 2006 she moved to Chicago and recorded her first EP. Cutting her teeth in the fertile Chicago open mic scene, she slowly began to gain a voice and a following. There is now no mistaking her unique vocal range and finger picking style, reminiscent of her classical training.

Since then she has released two other albums. Her most recent release, All These Bones And Us, sold out the famous Chicago venue, Old Town School of Folk Music. This February, Seconds will be her second full-band release featuring Stephanie Whiton on Drums; Michael Biederman on guitar; Mike Przygoda, piano and vibraphone; and Renee Serritella on bass. Fellow Chicago folkie and occasional member of Joe Pug’s band, Julie Klee, provides backing vocals on half of the new songs. Seconds marks the fourth studio record for REGO since 2006. Moving in a new direction, the new record reveals a more mature and evolving set of songs. From the slow burn of opener “REM”, though the slick rocker “Sabotage”, to the triumphant “Last Night on Earth”, REGO charts their own course through a new brand of Americana. Nonetheless, there’s still a rootsy element to this group; see the finger-picked ballad “Curse Myself”, or the pedal steel that permeates “This Part”.

REGO has supported such acts as The Bottle Rockets, City & Colour, The Greencards, Nervous but Excited, Pieta Brown, The Rosebuds, Ha Ha Tonka, Crash Test Dummies, Nicole Atkins, Other Lives, Sarah Jaffe and many more. She has performed at famed Chicago venues such as The Metro, Double Door, Schubas, Lakeshore Theater, Martyrs, and tours frequently around the country. Seconds is due to be released February 11th with a record release show at Chicago’s famed Lincoln Hall.
Venue Information:
The Castle Theatre
209 E. Washington St.
Bloomington, IL, 61701
http://www.thecastletheatre.com/