The Eagle Summer Concert Series just keeps it burning with the next show in the series. Ladies and gentlemen, give it up for John Hiatt and the Goners with the North Mississippi All-Stars.
With this latest band, John Hiatt and the Goners will heat up the already hot July night at this Friday's show, the latest in the concert series while they're out in support of Hiatt's newest release, Master of Disaster. Out less than a month, this album has received positive critical response, so he and the Goners should have a lot of fresh, new material to get everyone's feet a tappin'. Shouldn't be hard for a man whose songs have been recorded by some of the biggest names in the biz.
Singer/songwriter John Hiatt has been making music since the '70s. Largely unknown outside of the music industry, his songs have been recorded by Ronnie Milsap, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, B.B. King, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Conway Twitty, Dr. Feelgood, the Neville Brothers, Iggy Pop and Three Dog Night, just to name a few. Opening for John Hiatt and the Goners are brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson-better known as the North Mississippi All-Stars, a young group out of of Memphis. With an eclectic mix of blues, gospel, rock and psychedelic pop, these boys have created their own unique Southern rock style and if you don't know it, you will. It will be a nice complement to Hiatt's sound-especially since the NMAS backed Hiatt on his latest disc (and their dad, legendary producer Jim Dickinson, produced it).
Out on a more than 30-city tour for Master of Disaster, Hiatt's near anonymity among the public at large is definitely going to change. One listen to this music and you'll think you've been listening to him for years. And, in reality, you have.
July 8, 7 p.m. $29.50, Hill Road Park, 2200 Hill Rd., Eagle.