JUST ANNOUNCED: Two big shows - John Hiatt and The Jayhawks
Get out your calendars and save these dates! We’ve just confirmed two new shows in our Star Series for October! John Hiatt comes to the Carolina on October 24th and The Jayhawks will be here on October 26th! Tickets for both shows go on sale on Friday, August 5 at 10 a.m.
Known for his extraordinary songwriting talent, John Hiatt was inducted into the Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2008 and also was honored that year with a Lifetime Achievement Award in Songwriting from The Americana Music Association. Named “…one of rock’s most astute singer-songwriters of the last 40 years,” by the Los Angeles Times, Hiatt has 20 studio albums to date. His new album Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns will be released on August 2. He has written songs covered by artists in a wide variety of genres such as Bob Dylan, Rosanne Cash, Willie Nelson, Jewel and Bonnie Raitt, who most famously recorded “Thing Called Love.”
The Jayhawks were definitely swimming against the tide when they emerged from a crowded Minneapolis music scene halfway through the 1980s. Forging a rootsy sound that wasn't quite rock or country -- "Hank Williams on speed" somebody once memorably called it -- The Jayhawks quickly turned into one of the most important bands of the post-punk era. Over the course of two decades, several albums, countless memorable live shows and enough personal drama to fill a couple of Behind the Music episodes, this beloved band soared to heights few ever achieve while wining the hearts and minds of numerous critics, fans and peers in the process. The Jayhawks and their fellow travelers even helped make the world safe again for artists who weren't afraid to fuse traditional rock, country and folk influences into something that was both timeless and modern, just like the best American bands always have.