John Hiatt - Take Root Festival 2008.

This is John Hiatt performing a solo acoustic set at the Take Root Festival in Oosterpoort, Groningen, Holland back on the 4th October 2008. The material is a mixture of songs from across the years, along with a few from his current album of the time 'Same Old Man'.

Some artists have the ability to grab my attention from the first chord and in this case the power, passion, energy and full sound just adds to the occasion.

The radio host mentioned that John was flown in especially for this gig, having performed in North America throughout the summer promoting the album. He has also worked alongside Lyle Lovett on a number of occasions since 2008 and is currently touring Europe performing undertaking both solo and joint gigs with Lyle.

Source: FM Broadcast

Sound Quality: Very good stereo mp3@192kbps.

Genre: Rock, country, blues.

Set: Full Set.

Set List:

01 Riding With The King
02 Old Days
03 The River Knows Your Name
04 Memphis In The Meantime
05 Georgia Rae
06 Let's Give This A Try
07 Icy Blue Heart
08 Your Dad Did
09 Slow Turning
10 Have a Little Faith In Me

Links: Official Site.


John Hiatt was working as a songwriter for Tree International, a record company in Nashville when his song "Sure As I'm Sittin' Here" was covered by Three Dog Night. The song became a top forty hit, earning John a recording contract with Epic Records. Since then he has released eighteen studio albums and two live albums. His songs have been covered by a variety of artists in multiple genres, including Bob Dylan, Willy DeVille, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Willie Nelson, Jesse Brand, Three Dog Night, Joan Baez, Paula Abdul, Buddy Guy, the Desert Rose Band, Jimmy Buffett, Mandy Moore, Iggy Pop, Emmylou Harris, Kathy Chiavola, Rodney Crowell, Nick Lowe, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Rosanne Cash, Jewel, Aaron Neville and Keith Urban.

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Mike said…
Thanks so much ! I first saw John in 1976-77 here in his hometown of Indianapolis at Crazy Al's and the Hummingbird Cafe. He is the MAN.