Hiatt, Douglas team up for new disc
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
– John Hiatt with The Jerry Douglas Band will release "Leftover Feelings" on May 21 via New West Records.
The 11-song set was produced by Douglas and recorded at RCA Studio B in Nashville.
The collaboration follows Hiatt's 2018 studio album "The Eclipse Sessions."
Douglas is a Dobro master. The Jerry Douglas Band's 2017 studio album, "What If," was nominated for a Grammy Award in the "Best Contemporary Instrumental Album" category.
"I was immediately taken back to 1970, when I got to Nashville," said Hiatt upon entering the studio. A half-century ago, Hiatt lived in a ratty, $15-a-week room on Nashville's 16th Avenue, less than a mile away from RCA and Columbia studios. "You can't not be aware of the records that were made there...Elvis, the Everly Brothers, Waylon Jennings doing 'Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line' (which is referenced in the new song "The Music is Hot"). But that history wasn't intimidating, because it's such a comfortable place to make music."
Today, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has premiered the video for "All The Lilacs In Ohio," which was filmed at Studio B during the recording sessions. Lagan Sebert and Ted Roach directed the video.
The track listing is:
1. Long Black Electric Cadillac
2. Mississippi Phone Booth
3. The Music Is Hot
4. All The Lilacs In Ohio
5. I'm In Asheville
6. Light Of The Burning Sun
7. Little Goodnight
8. Buddy Boy
9. Changes In My Mind
10. Keen Rambler
11. Sweet Dream
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