Reviews in 200 Words

Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt, Indianapolis, IN

In Concert on February 13, 2011 at 5:55 am
If you’ve never seen Lyle Lovett perform live: say, from the fourth row of a not-too-large-venue, you should, as soon as possible. This man is a poet; but not just with words: every sound is planned and clean and severe. He makes you absolutely fall in love–makes you want to be in his songs. His posture is timid–he looks like a child when he’s not playing–waiting his turn, with a big toy (guitar) under his arms. But then he demands attention. It’s okay to have a crush on this man. And then there’s Hiatt: like a more approachable, easy to talk to Dylan. This man is in his hometown, and even though he hasn’t been back in awhile, they love him. Lovett and Hiatt take turns playing songs, sometimes collaborate, and it’s like watching two kids jamming in the basement. “LA County,” “If I Had a Boat,” and “Fiona,” are better than on any album. Hiatt’s hits are unending. These guys seem like best friends. But ones who haven’t seen each other for a long time—almost gitty to get down. 

-Micah Ling
  1. Great review of a great show! It's too bad our local media is so musically lame and never report on talent like Hiatt and Lovett.

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