New Music From Lilly Hiatt


Lilly Hiatt is set to return with Trinity Lane on August 25th, 2017. The 12-song set was produced by Michael Trent of Shovels & Rope and engineered by Andy Dixon at Trent’s Studio Bees in Johns Island, SC. In addition to her backing band, Trent is featured as a musician throughout, and is joined by his wife and Shovels & Rope partner Cary Ann Hearst for backing vocals on “Everything I Had.” “Lilly is as real and honest of a songwriter as they come,” says Trent. “Fearless and thoughtful and a total joy to be around.” 


The Will Morgan Holland-directed video for the album’s single “The Night David Bowie Died” hit today.  Of the song, Hiatt offered “The night David Bowie died, I was in disbelief. I wanted to talk to someone, but it was too late to make a phone call. I cried quietly and went to bed. The next day, I picked up my guitar and hit record on Garage Band. I started to sing and those were the first words that came out. I felt like Bowie was giving me a little gift.”

Hiatt’s love of the ‘90s alt-rock she was raised on shines through on Trinity Lane in the distressed guitars and urgent backbeats. She cites the Pixies, Breeders, Dinosaur Jr., and her favorite, Pearl Jam as influences, but there is also something distinctly Americana lurking in the songs. After moving out of an ex’s house, Hiatt settled into a new apartment off of Trinity Lane in her East Nashville neighborhood and went on tour with friend John Moreland to the West Coast and back. The intensely personal, autobiographical album was written largely upon her return, in isolation, facing the issues she escaped while on the road. Every time she wanted a man, she picked up her guitar. Every time she wanted a drink, she picked up her guitar. Hiatt says, b“Love will take you to the darkest places but also the most honest places if you let it. Learning how to love myself is something I’ve always been lousy with, and I spent some time on that. I thought about my sobriety, what that means to me, the struggles I’d had throughout the years, since I was a 27-year-old and hung up my toxic drinking habit. I thought about my mother, who took her own life when I was a baby, not far from my age at 30 years old, and I related to her more than ever. As you can see, there was plenty of time spent on my own. I didn’t talk to that many folks, albeit a few close friends, and leaned into my family. I stayed away from men, and danced alone in the evenings, looking out my window observing my humble and lively neighborhood. I found power in being by myself. I found peace in the people I was surrounded with – we didn’t really know one another, but we smiled when passed on the street. One time I almost rear-ended an older woman in her car backing out of my driveway and I said, ‘Oh man, I’m just not used to any cars coming around this bend. She replied, ‘This is our little hideout, baby,’ And it really was.” She continues, “After a while, I had all these songs to play, and wanted to share them. I wanted to get out of town to get some distance from everything, so after an ongoing conversation with Michael Trent, I took my band to Johns Island, SC and we holed up for a few weeks. I poured my heart out, and trusted them with it, and these guys gave it right back. I think we all understood what it’s like to question home, intention, demons, love…I think most people understand that.”

Lilly Hiatt On Tour:
July 27 – Nashville, TN @ Basement East (John Prine Tribute Show)
August 24 – Lexington, KY @ The Burl
August 25 – Nashville, TN @ Fond Object (Album Release Party)
August 26 – Nashville, TN @ Grimey’s
August 26 – Bowling Green, KY @ The A-Frame
August 27 – Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe
August 28 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
August 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
August 30 – New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 2)
September 1 – Charlestown, RI @ Rhythm & Roots Festival
September 3 – Cambridge, MA @ Atwood’s Tavern
September 5 – Vienna, VA @ Jammin’ Java
September 6 – Baltimore, MD @ Club 603
September 7 – Roanoke, VA @ The Spot On Kirk
September 8 – Asheville, NC @ Isis Music Hall (Lounge)
September 9 – Charlotte, NC @ The Evening Muse
September 12-17 – Nashville, TN @ AMERICANAFEST
September 19 – Athens, GA @ The Foundry
September 21 – Atlanta, GA @ Smith’s Olde Bar (Atlanta Room)
September 22 – Florence, AL @ 116 E Mobile
September 23 – Birmingham, AL @ The Nick
September 24 – Mobile, AL @ Callaghan’s Irish Social Club
September 26 – Houston, TX @ McGonigel’s Mucky Duck
September 27 – Austin, TX @ Cactus Cafe
September 28 – Dallas, TX @ Prophet Bar
September 29 – Springfield, MO @ Southbound Bar and Grill
September 30 – Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads (The Living Room)
October 1 – St. Louis, MO @ Duck Room At Blueberry Hill
October 3 – Iowa City, IA @ Big Grove Brewery
October 4 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
October 6 – Newport, KY @ The Southgate House Revival
October 7 – Knoxville, TN @ Barley’s Taproom And Pizzeria





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