Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt, are set for an acoustic show Friday in Caldwell Auditorium

Published on Thursday, 16 February 2017 16:47 - Written by


For years singer/songwriters Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt have been performing together in acoustic showcases in which they dip into their extensive songbooks and banter with each other and the audience.

Both are veterans of the industry and perform music encompassing country, folk, blues, jazz and Americana.

They will bring their national tour to Caldwell Auditorium, 301 South College, for a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets range from $39 to $69 and can be bought in advance via the website Tickets also will be sold at the box office before the show.

Lovett, a Houston native, is the better known of the two. He has won four Grammy awards including Best Country Album, in 1996, for “The Road to Ensenada.” He also has won Grammys for collaborations with Al Green and the Texas swing band Asleep and the Wheel. He has acted in several films, including “The Player” and “Cookie’s Fortune.”

Hiatt is, perhaps, better known for his songwriting success. His songs have been covered by Rodney Crowell, Roseanne Cash, Three Dog Night, Willie Nelson, Joe Crocker, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt and many others.

In 2000, he received the Songwriter/Artist of the Year award at the Nashville Music Awards and in 2008 he received the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting.

-Danny Mogle