Lilly Hiatt

biography

Lilly Hiatt is set to return with Trinity Lane on August 25th, 2017. The 12-song set was produced by Michael Trent of Shovels & Rope and engineered by Andy Dixon at Trent’s Studio Bees in Johns Island, SC. It is the follow up to her acclaimed sophomore album Royal Blue, which Paste Magazine described as “a glorious tumble of influences – surf rock, Smiths vibes, Laurel Canyon twang and jangle, Sonic Youth flatline, Britpop flourishes, Seattle grunge and Joy Division meets Human League synthery.” In addition to her backing band, Trent is featured as a musician throughout, and is joined by his wife and Shovels & Rope partner Cary Ann Hearst for backing vocals on “Everything I Had.” Lilly’s love of the ‘90s alt-rock she was raised on continues to shine through on Trinity Lane in the distressed guitars and urgent backbeats. She cites the Pixies, Breeders, Dinosaur Jr., and her favorite, Pearl Jam as influences, but there is also something distinctly Americana lurking in the songs. Rolling Stone Country premiered the Michael Carter-directed video for the album’s title track HERE, stating, “The daughter of John Hiatt, she keeps the family tradition alive, mixing Southern influences – Americana, folk and left-of-center country – with a raw approach that’s better suited to the garage than the saloon. The album’s title track is no exception…the song finds Hiatt making peace with her old demons, while guitars crash and pianos chime in the background.” They continued, “‘Trinity Lane’ is an empowerment anthem stocked with details from Hiatt’s everyday life, from the name of her street to the smell of her neighbor’s cooking.” Trinity Lane will be available digitally, on compact disc, as well as LP and can be pre-ordered now via PledgeMusic.

After moving out of an ex’s house, Hiatt settled into a new apartment off of Trinity Lane in her East Nashville neighborhood and went on tour with friend John Moreland to the West Coast and back. The intensely personal, autobiographical album was written largely upon her return, in isolation, facing the issues she escaped while on the road. Every time she wanted a man, she picked up her guitar. Every time she wanted a drink, she picked up her guitar. Hiatt says, “Love will take you to the darkest places but also the most honest places if you let it. Learning how to love myself is something I’ve always been lousy with, and I spent some time on that. I thought about my sobriety, what that means to me, the struggles I’d had throughout the years, since I was a 27-year-old and hung up my toxic drinking habit. I thought about my mother, who took her own life when I was a baby, not far from my age at 30 years old, and I related to her more than ever. As you can see, there was plenty of time spent on my own. I didn’t talk to that many folks, albeit a few close friends, and leaned into my family. I stayed away from men, and danced alone in the evenings, looking out my window observing my humble and lively neighborhood. I found power in being by myself. I found peace in the people I was surrounded with – we didn’t really know one another, but we smiled when passed on the street. One time I almost rear-ended an older woman in her car backing out of my driveway and I said, ‘Oh man, I’m just not used to any cars coming around this bend. She replied, ‘This is our little hideout, baby,’ And it really was.” She continues, “After a while, I had all these songs to play, and wanted to share them. I wanted to get out of town to get some distance from everything, so after an ongoing conversation with Michael Trent, I took my band to Johns Island, SC and we holed up for a few weeks. I poured my heart out, and trusted them with it, and these guys gave it right back. I think we all understood what it’s like to question home, intention, demons, love…I think most people understand that.”

news

Lilly Hiatt’s “Trinity Lane” Wins Nashville Scene’s “Best Americana Album” Award
Lilly Hiatt Covers Petty’s “Walls” With Aaron Lee Tasjan
New Frontier Artists Shine at 2017 AmericanaFest
NPR Premieres Lilly Hiatt’s Trinity Lane
American Songwriter Interviewed Lilly Hiatt on Her Album “Trinity Lane”
Lilly Hiatt’s “The Night David Bowie Died” Video Debuts On Paste
15 New Frontier Artists To Play AmericanaFest 2017
Lilly Hiatt Premieres New Video For “Trinity Lane” On Rolling Stone

TOUR DATES

Date City Venue
Oct 16 Sioux Falls, SD Icon Lounge
Oct 17 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
Oct 18 Kansas City, MO Knucklehead’s
Oct 19 Wichita, KS The Cotillion
Oct 20 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre
Oct 21 Palatine, IL Durty Nellies
Oct 22 Madison, WI Majestic Theatre
Oct 23 Bloomington, IN Bluebird Nightclub
Oct 24 Columbus, OH Skully’s
Nov 03 Durham, NC Motorco Music Hall
Nov 04 Richmond, VA The Broadberry
Nov 05 Washington, DC Black Cat
Nov 06 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s
Nov 07 Cambridge, MA The Sinclair
Nov 09 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
Nov 10 Toronto, ONT The Horseshoe Tavern
Nov 11 Detroit, MI El Club
Nov 15 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom
Nov 19 Nashville, TN Exit / In
Nov 30 Santa Cruz, CA Moe’s Alley
Dec 01 Los Angeles, CA Bootleg Theatre
Dec 02 San Diego, CA The Casbah
Dec 04 Mill Valley, CA Sweetwater Music Hall
Dec 05 San Francisco, CA The Independent
Dec 07 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern
Dec 08 Portland, OR Revolution Hall
Dec 15 Birmingham, AL Workplay Theatre

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