John Hiatt and the Jerry Douglas Band have announced that they’re teaming up for their first collaborative album ‘Leftover Feelings’ which lands on May 21st. You can watch a video for the first single ‘All the Lilacs in Ohio’ below. The 11-song set was produced by Douglas and recorded at Historic RCA Studio B in Nashville. It’s described as “neither a bluegrass album nor a return to Hiatt’s 1980s days” with slide guitar greats Ry Cooder and Sonny Landreth.
The collaboration follows Hiatt’s 2018 studio album ‘The Eclipse Sessions’. Receiving widespread acclaim, The New York Times said “Hiatt still writes, as evidenced by his latest release, The Eclipse Sessions, a collection of timeless tunes that show his unassuming mastery,” while Guitar Player called him “…an artist on par with American greats such as Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Paul Simon, and Bruce Springsteen.” And we quite like him too.
Jerry Douglas meanwhile is a Dobro master who reinvented the instrument and is arguably responsible for bringing it to popular presence in modern times. The Jerry Douglas Band’s 2017 studio album ‘What If’ was nominated for a Grammy Award in the “Best Contemporary Instrumental Album” category with Rolling Stone saying, “Even after 14 Grammys, Jerry Douglas is still exploring unlikely musical pairings…”
‘Leftover Feelings’ will be available across digital platforms, compact disc, and standard black vinyl. A limited to 750 edition autographed by John Hiatt & Jerry Douglas and pressed on Clear & Black splatter vinyl will be available exclusively at Barnes & Noble in the US, and a Blue Marble vinyl edition limited to 2,000 copies will be available at Independent Retailers worldwide, while a Gold Marble vinyl edition limited to 700 copies is available for pre-order now via New West Records if you’re feeling flush.
Leftover Feelings tracklist:
“Long Black Electric Cadillac”
“Mississippi Phone Booth”
“The Music Is Hot”
“All the Lilacs in Ohio”
“I’m in Asheville”
“Light of the Burning Sun”
“Changes in My Mind”