CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine — John Hiatt, one of the most celebrated songwriters alive, will make his only New England winter concert appearance at Sugarloaf/USA on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007. This solo acoustic performance is the February installment of the Bud Light Concert Series that brings nationally renowned performers to Sugarloaf monthly throughout the winter season.
“John’s music meshes perfectly with the widely diverse community of Sugarloafers and our relatively small venue means the audience will be up close and personal with him,” said Karen Greene, Sugarloaf’s brand manager. “You can’t get that kind of experience at many music venues in Maine and beyond.”
John was born in Indianapolis, began playing guitar at age 11 and was influenced by everyone from Elvis Presley and Jimi Hendrix, Howlin’ Wolf and The Rolling Stones. Hiatt’s compositions have been covered by dozens of artists including Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt and B.B. King and Eric Clapton. His songs are known for the finely rendered details, the subtle blend of humor and pathos, the unpredictable yet instantly memorable melodies.
John’s performance will include songs many of his 21 albums including his latest CD, Master of Disaster, which is said to simultaneously celebrate and update rock ‘n’ roll in a manner that won’t be particularly surprising to any child of the ’50s. Hiatt journeyed to Memphis for this recording, joining forces with the venerable producer and impresario Jim Dickinson and his sons Cody and Luther, who comprise two thirds of the radical roots-blues/rockers the North Mississippi Allstars. “Jim’s sons Luther and Cody brought in that youthful assertiveness, that rocking feeling, and Jim and I were the old guys, just grabbing hold to the grooves they were laying down and doing something else with them,” John said while discussing the album.
Tickets for this blockbuster Sugarloaf event are $45 for Gold Circle seating, $35 for Silver Circle seating, and $25 for general admission. This event is expected to sell out in advance of the day of the show. This is a 21+ event and proper ID is required.
Ski and stay packages for the concert weekend are available for as little as $99 per person, per night. For tickets and/or lodging reservations, call 1.800 THE LOAF or visit us online at sugarloaf.com.