Band: Lilly Hiatt
Date: Sunday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m.
Venue: Callaghan’s Irish Social Club, 916 Charleston St., www.callaghansirishsocialclub.com
Tickets: $15 (limited number) available at Callaghan’s or by calling 251-433-9374
Carrying on the family business isn’t unusual in the world of music. It’s even sweeter when the progeny’s output is on a par with that of their predecessor — in this case, father. Singer-songwriter Lilly Hiatt, daughter of John Hiatt, adds to her family’s musical legacy with an infectious mix of alt. country and alt. rock, inspired by the same eclectic muse that drove the first rock ‘n’ rollers.
Hiatt will be taking her OGD crowd on a tour of her reality through cuts from her third album, “Trinity Lane.” Hiatt tapped Michael Trent (Shovels & Rope) to serve as producer, and together the duo captured Hiatt’s personal life testimony and transformed it into a sonic portrait.
This album’s title track transports listeners to Hiatt’s time on Nashville’s Trinity Lane. This ballad of self-motivation chugs through measures with its driving rock beat and Hiatt’s beautiful rounds of countrified vocals.
“The Night David Bowie Died” defines Hiatt’s versatile sound. Verses of alt. country are sandwiched between choruses forged in alt. rock’s fire. Hiatt uses this audio creation to explain how the rock icon’s death brought her heartbreaking memories of the past.