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He’ll break your heart, he’ll rock your soul, he’ll make you laugh at growing old. John Hiatt is one of America’s most respected songwriters and we’re over the moon to welcome him back to Telluride for his second Telluride Blues & Brews appearance. His 21st studio album, Mystic Pinball is another fine outing that features his world-weary, yet hopeful vocals, perceptive lyrics and heart-melting ballads.
At the tender age of 18, Hiatt moved to Nashville where he got a job writing songs for $25 a week. He wrote a hit for Three Dog Night, which earned him his first recording contract. So began his remarkable and long recording career. His music can reflect any number of influences, from blues to bluegrass, but his heart lies in the craft of songwriting. He is, simply put, a master.