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John Hiatt and The Goners Show "Slow Turning" 30th Reunion Tour

#1 User is offline   bayoubengal1954 

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 02:12 AM

Saw John Hiatt and the Goners in Lafayette, Louisiana last night. The Goners were Hiatt's backing band for the "Slow Turning" album 30 years ago. The Goners are Lafayette musicians Sonny Landreth on monster lead and slide, Dave Ranson on bass and Kenneth Blevins on drums. Hiatt came out and did a 6 song opening solo set playing a scarred up small bodied Gibson (maybe one of y'all can tell the model). Then he and the band did a nice long full band set. The Goners were very tight and played with emotion as well. Hiatt did have some trouble hitting some high notes (especially on "Is Anybody There?") but mostly sounded fine. I was a little surprised he didn't play his signature J-45 at any time. During the full band set it looked like he was playing a cutaway Takamine, but I could be wrong. For his electric he played a Tele.

Highlights for me were "Paper Thin", "Slow Turning", "Tennessee Plates", "It Feels Like Rain", and "Memphis In The Meantime". A lovely night of good material well played.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 02:25 AM

Slow turning by John hiatt is a mark in my life
Annoying to me as I think heís great but his albums productions donít float my boat. Slow turning does and I think itís his best.
I can still recall the record shop that was playing it while I browsed for AC/DC and Aerosmith albums as a teenager. For some reason it struck a chord and I went and asked what it was and decided to buy it that day. Was sort of my first real diversion down the country side of things
Played it to death and back then I bought the tablature book for the album. (No google then)
Icy blue heart was one of the first songs I could Ďplay all the way throughí pesky Bm chord
And I could never ever hit the notes in is anybody there even then
Still canít 😂
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 03:52 AM

Iíve seen Hiatt with Lovett three times. I love Hiatt, and I still crank Memphis in the Meantime.
Iím wondering if thatís his LG2 ... his pride and joy... the one that was in the Fretboard Journal covershoot?
He still can write, and still turn out gems. Long Time Coming is a favorite of mine.
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 03:56 AM

Best John hiatt album that I might like ?
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 04:07 AM

Go more recent Grunt.
Crossing Muddy Waters or Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns. Adios to California is a good tune.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 05:02 AM

Nice.

Sonny Landreth is the bomb....
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 06:34 AM

I've got 6 old vinyl albums in covers hanging on the wall in my 'music room'. "Slow Turnings" is one of them. "Drive South" also one of his best.
Saw him w/ Lyle Lovett 3 or 4 years back. Just amazing.
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 08:18 AM

View Postblindboygrunt, on 12 January 2018 - 03:56 AM, said:

Best John hiatt album that I might like ?


Slow Tuning, Bring The Family and Stolen Moments are my 3 fav's

Seen him twice. He is not coming near me, bummer.



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:19 AM

 ThemisSal, on 12 January 2018 - 04:07 AM, said:

Go more recent Grunt.
Crossing Muddy Waters or Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns. Adios to California is a good tune.

Sal he played "Crossing Muddy Waters" solo as well as "Cry Love". Sounded great! Another solo song was "Lipstick Sunset". He actually flubbed a chord on that one. Made me feel better about my flubs. 😀

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:22 AM

 Murph, on 12 January 2018 - 05:02 AM, said:

Nice.

Sonny Landreth is the bomb....

Murph--Jaw dropping. Here in New Orleans I saw him at a bowling alley called the Rock 'N' Bowl a couple of years ago. The Guitar Nerds were all standing at the front of the stage in awe.
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 12:44 PM

View Postbayoubengal1954, on 12 January 2018 - 10:19 AM, said:

Sal he played "Crossing Muddy Waters" solo. Sounded great! Another solo song was "Lipstick Sunset". He actually flubbed a chord on that one. Made me feel better about my flubs. ��

He is only human. I flub many.

The first time I saw him he was solo and played guitar and piano, not at the same time.

The second time was with a band and Patrick O'Hearn was on bass of Zappa fame.

This post has been edited by FZ Fan: 12 January 2018 - 02:13 PM

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 12:49 PM

View PostFZ Fan, on 12 January 2018 - 12:44 PM, said:

He is only human. I flub many.

The first time I saw him he was solo and played guitar and piano, no at the same time.

The second time was with a band and Patrick O'Hearn was on bass of Zappa fame.


No disrespect intended towards John.

My flubs have flubs. [biggrin]

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