Trail Mix: On The Road With Lilly Hiatt

She had me at the reverb.

Late last month, Lilly Hiatt released her third record, Trinity Lane, and when I took my first listen, I was hooked before I got it to the first chorus.

Produced by Michael Trent, of Shovels & Rope, the record is a collection of solid Americana tunes – born of recovery, heartache, depression, and hope – that mix generous helpings of countryish folk with fuzzed out Sonic Youth guitar rock.

Hiatt is now on tour in support of the record, and I recently caught up with her to chat about life on the road.

BRO – Must have item in the green room?

LH – Topo Chico, or some sort of sparkling water.

BRO – Best sign, when you walk into a room, that it’s going to be a good night?

LH – When the venue feeds us, I know it’s going to be a good night.

BRO – When you hit a new city, are they any particular places you like to seek out?

LH – I usually like to find a river or lake or ocean to walk by. Water calms me down.

BRO – One item you can’t leave home without?

LH – Black jeans.

BRO – You have an hour to kill before show time. What do you do?

LH – Probably take a little stroll, maybe call home, perhaps even pick up my guitar backstage. Depends on the night, really. But I keep my hands pretty busy until showtime.

BRO – More exciting mile – the very first one of the tour or the very last one before you get home?

LH – Wow. That’s tough. I’d say they both thrill me.

Friday night, Lilly Hiatt will be rolling into Asheville for a set at Isis Music HallShow time is 7:00 and tickets are $10.

Paying for the show is great, but Trail Mix wants to give you the chance to go for free! Take a shot at the trivia question below and email your answers to A winner of two passes to the show will be chosen from all correct responses received by noon tomorrow (Thursday).

Good luck!

Question . . . . . Lilly’s new record features an emotive ballad that she wrote following the death of what iconic music star?

Remember . . . email your answers in! Don’t post below!

And for more information on Lilly Hiatt, her tour dates, or how to grab the new record, please surf here.

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