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Hiatt outlines terms of surrender

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 – John Hiatt will release "Terms Of My Surrender"on July 15 via New West Records.

The new record is musically rooted in acoustic blues, accentuated by Hiatt's soulful voice.

Hiatt turned to his longtime guitarist Doug Lancio (Patty Griffin, Jack Ingram) to produce. Though Hiatt initially picked up an electric guitar on day one of recording, Lancio challenged him to play acoustic instead, which set the tone and mood for the whole process. Hiatt also plays harmonica, which he hasn't done in several years. They recorded most of the album off the floor as if in a live setting, which was fitting since the band in the studio was Hiatt's touring band (Lancio, Nathan Gehri, Kenneth Blevins and Brandon Young).

Tour dates are:
April 27 - New Orleans @ Jazz & Heritage Festival
June 29 - Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia +
Aug. 1 - Mammoth Lakes, CA @ Bluesapalooza *
Aug. 2 - Las Vegas, NV @ Vegas Bowl *
Aug. 12 - Denver, CO @ Swallow Hill Music/Botanic Gardens *
Aug. 13 - Boulder, CO @ Chautauqua Auditoriam *

+ with Robert Cray
* with Taj Mahal Trio

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