The Klein welcomes John Hiatt with Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

The Fairfield Theatre Company welcomes John Hiatt and the Combo with The Taj Mahal Trio at the Klein Auditorium on Saturday, August 29, at 8 p.m., The Klein, 910 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport.

Considered as one of the most astute singer-songwriters of the last 40 years, John Hiatt songs have been recorded by artists as diverse as Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt (“Thing Called Love”), Emmylou Harris, Iggy Pop, Rosanne Cash (#1 country hit, “The Way We Make A Broken Heart”), the Jeff Healey Band (“Angel Eyes”), and even the cartoon bear band of Disney’s film, The Country Bears. Hiatt earned a Grammy nomination for Crossing Muddy Waters, while B.B. King and Eric Clapton shared a Grammy for their album Riding With The King, the title track from which was a Hiatt composition. Hiatt has received his own star on Nashville’s Walk of Fame, the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting, has been inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and was saluted at the Indiana Governor’s Arts Awards.

Touring in support of his new album Terms Of My Surrender. Hiatt, a master lyricist and satirical storyteller, weaves hidden plot twists into fictional tales ranging in topics including redemption, relationships, growing older and surrendering, on his terms. The new record is musically rooted in acoustic blues, accentuated by Hiatt’s soulful, gritty voice, which mirrors the gravity of his reflective lyrics.

And speaking of blues, who’s better to join John Hiatt on the bill then the Grammy award winning blues legend Taj Mahal and his trio.

One of the most prominent and influential figures in late 20th century blues and roots music, Taj Mahal’s career began more than four decades ago. Taj has broadened his artistic scope over the years to include music that represents virtually every corner of the world from West Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, to Europe, the Hawaiian Islands, and so much more. What ties all these musical styles all together is Taj’s insatiable interest in musical discovery.

Over the past four decades, Taj’s passion and curiosity has led him around the world resulting in a global perspective that is reflected in the music he performs night after night. .

Coming back for the second time to the Fairfield Theatre Company just a mere few months after his StageOne appearance  Venue, Taj Mahal will once again shock and awe the blues minded crowd accompanied by Kester Smith (drums) and Bill Rich (bass).

If you’re a fan of the blues then you will not want to miss the legendary night as Taj brings his world class blues that celebrates his four decades worth of material including hit songs Fishin’ Blues, Corinna, She Caught the Katy, and countless other songs from his Grammy award winning albums.

For advance tickets, from $35 to $85, with a $5-$10 discount, visit fairfieldtheatre.org or call 203-259-1036.

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