An Acoustic Evening with John Hiatt: The Eclipse Sessions Tour | Nov 14 & 15
City Winery
Wed, Nov 14 8:00 pm


“You know how writing goes for me,” John Hiatt says, offering a glimpse into his creative process. “I get a couple of lines going, and then I just tag along as the songs start to reveal themselves. You’ve just gotta jump inside and take the ride.” Hiatt has been on that ride—as have we all, tagging along right beside him—for more than four decades now. In fact, since the release of his 1974 debut, Hangin’ Around the Observatory, rarely has more than a year or two passed without a new Hiatt collection hitting the shelves. But after wrapping up a year of touring in support of 2014’s Terms of My Surrender—the singer-songwriter’s 22nd studio effort overall—he found himself, for the first time in a long time, unsure of what would come next. Not that he panicked. “I’ve been lost before,” Hiatt says, with the self-assurance of a man who has experienced a thing or two over his long and varied career. “Although usually, I have some sort of notion or clue where to go.” But this time? He laughs. “I had no sense whatsoever.” As for the cause of this uncertainty? “Life, really,” he says. “Or just changes in life. My wife and I made the decision to sell our farm [in Williamson County, Tennessee] and move back into Nashville. I wanted to spend more time with my family. I was aging, with all that entails or doesn’t entail. Stuff was just happening.” November 14 & 15 at 8 pm.

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Ryman Auditorium
Sat, Dec 15 7:00 pm
The Basement
Sat, Dec 15 7:00 pm
The Palace Theatre
Sat, Dec 15 7:30 pm
The Franklin Theatre
Sat, Dec 15 8:00 pm
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Sun, Dec 16 1:00 pm
The Bluebird Cafe
Sun, Dec 16 6:00 pm
3rd and Lindsley
Sun, Dec 16 8:00 pm
The Basement East
Mon, Dec 17 8:00 pm