For Immediate Release: The California Center for the Arts, Escondido Presents An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt

Escondido, California — :

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Concert Hall @ The California Center for the Arts, Escondido

340 N. Escondido Blvd.
Escondido, CA 92025
Tickets: $40 – $75 / Time: 7:30 pm

“Like any good Southerner, [Lyle Lovett] can convey withering contempt through politeness — and chill you to the bone without raising his voice.” –Rolling Stone

“There’s just one really steadfast relationship on Terms of My Surrender, the new album by John Hiatt, and it’s the one between him and the blues.” –New York Times

Escondido, CA — Tuesday, September 15, 2015 – California Center for the Arts, Escondido proudly announces today the addition of “An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt” to their forthcoming 2015/2016 season, which takes place in the Concert Hall on Sunday, November 8, 2015. Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt, two veteran singer-songwriters, team up for an intimate solo acoustic performance for one of the fall’s most anticipated tours. Interviews and hi-res photos are available upon request.

A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of Americana, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Lovett’s live performances show not only the breadth of this Texas legend’s deep talents, but also the diversity of his influences, making him a fascinating musician in popular music.

Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lyle Lovett has evolved into one of music’s iconic performers. His oeuvre, rich and eclectic, is one of the most beloved of any living artist working today. It’s no surprise that the Americana Music Association awarded him its inaugural “Trailblazer Award.”

John Hiatt is a talented singer and guitarist best known for his prolific songwriting. His songs have been covered by musicians from Bonnie Raitt and the Neville Brothers to Iggy Pop and Three Dog Night. With 11 GRAMMY Award nominations and 24 albums to his name, he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and won the Americana Music Association’s “Lifetime Achievement Award” in 2008.

Hiatt’s latest studio album, Terms of My Surrender (New West Records), marks the 22nd recording of the musician’s storied career. Always a keen observer of life’s flings and foibles alike, usually mixed well together, Hiatt’s insights and skills at sharing them have only sharpened over the years, which is immediately evident upon listening to Terms of My Surrender. With his longtime guitarist Doug Lancio taking the producer reins, Hiatt brings the songs’ character (and characters) into intimate focus. There’s a close-up, patina-festooned bluesy quality tying the tales together. Hiatt’s touring band is featured on the recording: Lancio on guitars, banjo and mandolin, Nathan Gehri on bass, Kenneth Blevins on drums, and John Coleman on keyboards.

Regarding the tour with Lyle Lovett, Hiatt’s says it’s, “our little Smothers Brothers comedy show.” Tickets are selling fast to this “just announced” duo show, don’t miss the chance to see these incredible performers on a single stage with just their voices and guitars.

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About the California Center for the Arts, Escondido 

With a mission of bringing people together to discover, create and celebrate both the visual and performing arts, the California Center for the Arts, Escondido is the cultural center of North San Diego County.

The Center’s unique campus includes a 1,523-seat concert hall, a 404-seat theater, a contemporary art museum, art and dance studios, and a full-service conference center with meeting and banquet facilities. The Center also runs an extensive education program and produces free community events.

The Center is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. The Ticket Office can be reached at (800) 988-4253. Tickets can also be purchased online. To learn more, including performance dates, times and ticket information, visit




About the California Center for the Arts, Escondido 

A 501(c)3 charitable organization, the Center’s creation was sparked by a civic vision—one that recognized the vital role that the arts play in strengthening and uniting the community. Our commitment to enriching lives and improving access to the arts, especially for low-income individuals and families, is exemplified through our extensive educational programming and robust series of free community events. The Center is guided by an enthusiastic Board of Trustees and passionate staff who are dedicated to furthering arts education and access, and to creating programs that provide cultural enrichment for residents of North County and beyond.

You can join this inspiring mission by becoming a donor.  Visit or email to start a conversation about how you or your company can make a difference right here and right now in your arts community.


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