Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns, the new album from acclaimed musician and songwriter John Hiatt, will be released August 2, 2012 on New West Records. This is Hiatt’s twentieth solo album and follows his acclaimed 2010 release, The Open Road, which the Los Angeles Times heralded as a, “bluesy, heartland-soaked musical excursion,” while the Buffalo News declared it “a classic for the future.” As an added bonus, a deluxe version of the album will be made available, which will include a special behind-the-scenes DVD, The Making of Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns and 24/96 High Resolution audio mix of the entire album. Additionally, Hiatt will tour continuously in support of the record, including co-headling tours with Lyle Lovett and Big Head Todd and the Monsters.
Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns was recorded at Ben’s Studio in Nashville and was produced by Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, The Black Crowes). In addition to Hiatt, the album features Kenneth Blevins on drums and percussion, Doug Lancio on electric guitars, mandolin and Hammertone and Patrick O’Hearn on bass guitar. As a preview to fans, the album’s opening track and first single, “Damn This Town,” is currently available to stream on Hiatt’s Facebook page.
John Hiatt’s career as a performer and songwriter has spanned more than 30 years and his work has been covered by everyone from Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, BB King, and Bonnie Raitt to Iggy Pop, Three Dog Night and The Neville Brothers. Hiatt began his solo career with the 1974 album Hangin’ Around the Observatory. His landmark 1987 release Bring The Family received critical praise and was his first album to chart in the U.S. In 1993, Rhino Records released Love Gets Strange: The Songs of John Hiatt, which collected many of the cover versions of his songs that were recorded during the 80s and 90s. 2000’s Crossing Muddy Waters was released to critical acclaim and was called “The most natural and relaxed John Hiatt album in years…” by All Music Guide.
In 2008, Hiatt was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and was honored by the Americana Music Association with their prestigious “Lifetime Achievement in Songwriting Award.”
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Concessions Available or Bring your Own Picnic, but no glass, please
Concerts held rain or shine
The amphitheater is also an intimate setting where no patron is more than 100 feet from the stage. This beautiful outdoor venue features covered, fixed seating for 600 people, room on the lawn for up to 1,000 more and plenty of space for picnics.
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In compliance with City of Arvada regulations please do not bring alcohol beverages or glass containers. Wine and beer service is available at each event.
You may bring your own picnic dinner into the outdoor amphitheater, or enjoy our barbecue plate and picnic items available for purchase from our concession area located in the plaza. Concessions open at 6PM. Coolers will be allowed in the Amphitheater: however as lawn seating begins to fill you may be asked to remove your coolers to your car prior to the performance start time. The center grounds and picnic areas are open all day.
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General Admission Lawn
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