Hiatt, a master lyricist and also satirical storyteller, weaves hidden plot spins right into fictional stories ranging in topics including redemption, partnerships, aging as well as surrendering, on his terms. The new record is musically rooted in acoustic blues, drawn attention to by Hiatt s moving, abrasive voice, which mirrors the gravitation of his reflective lyrics.
For Terms Of My Surrender, Hiatt turned to his long time guitar player Doug Lancio (Patty Griffin, Jack Ingram) to create. Though Hiatt at first picked up an electrical guitar on the first day of recording, Lancio tested him to play acoustic rather, which established the tone as well as state of mind for the entire procedure. Hiatt also plays harmonica on the cd, which he hasn t done in several years. They recorded the majority of the cd off the flooring as if in a real-time setup, which was fitting given that the band in the center was Hiatt s remarkable exploring band.
The Terms Of My Surrender luxurious edition CD+DVD features a 10-song live perk DVD. Entitled ‘Terms Of My Surrender – Live From The Franklin Theatre,’ this performance filmed in October 2013 can be viewed on Palladia.
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