Tickets go on sale Friday
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, presents "An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 13.
A singer, composer and actor, Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums since his self-titled debut in 1986. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Lovett has appeared in 13 feature films, and on stage and television. Among his many accolades (besides the four Grammy Awards), he was given the Americana Music Association's inaugural Trailblazer Award, and was recently named the Texas State Musician. His most recent release is "Release Me."
Now 40 years into his career, Hiatt has built a loyal fan base with his fusion of rock, country and blues. His songs have been recorded by artists as diverse as Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt ("Thing Called Love"), Emmylou Harris, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Iggy Pop, Rosanne Cash and the Jeff Healey Band ("Angel Eyes"). His most recent release, "Terms of My Surrender," was nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award for "Best Americana Album." Hiatt has received his own star on Nashville's Walk of Fame, the Americana Music Association's Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting, and he's been inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
The two acclaimed singer-songwriters will share the stage performing songs from throughout their careers. Frequent collaborators, the two share a special rapport and mutual admiration that particularly shines during their duo performances.
Tickets are available at the Center for the Arts box office (weekdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.) and www.tickets.com. To charge tickets, call 1-888-223-6000. For more information, call 716-645-2787 or visit www.ubcfa.org or www.lylelovett.com or www.johnhiatt.com.