Earlier this evening, I joined a full house at Strathmore Music Hall as we made our choice for a different pre-inaugural concert from that on the national mall.
Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt are two of the best songwriters and (especially in Lovett’s case) song interpreters in the Americana field. The beautiful sound and setting at Strathmore was perfect for their two-and-one-half hour acoustic set on Thursday evening.
They played their hits. They played unrecorded new songs. They bantered. They played songs by other songwriters. And they did it with such ease and obvious affection for each other that the time flew by.
Hiatt’s voice is getting older and doesn’t hit the notes like he once did. But that really didn’t matter in this setting.
Here’s a video of a tune they played tonight, Lovett’s “She’s Not Lady.” Enjoy!
More to come…