Lilly Hiatt heads to UK for dates

Lilly Hiatt comes from americana royalty being the daughter of John, so it’s fair to say she should receive a state welcome when she arrives in the UK Wednesday next week for three dates (all in the South sorry Northerners, which we include ourselves in) the first of which takes place at Nell’s Jazz and Blues in Hammersmith.

Hiatt’s music has her father’s playful, rock-focused core Americana roots but with more gritty influences shining – like an array of nineties grunge and post-punk bands like Dinosaur Jr., the Breeders and the Pixies.  “I like to rock out,” says Hiatt. “I wasn’t playing by the rules because I didn’t and don’t believe in them. And what I really miss is the way we celebrated angry women in the nineties very openly and allowed them to express that side of themselves through their music. I think women should be allowed to be angry.” And there’s a hell of a lot to be angry about right now.

Opening for Lilly on the London date will be Molly Armstrong, a young singer-songwriter who has made an impressive impact opening for Steve Forbert, Chris Spedding as well as Lilly Hiatt amongst others. Accompanying her will be Treana Morris on keyboards and guitar.

Lilly Hiatt UK Dates 2019

Wed Nov 6th – Nell’s, London
Thu Nov 7th – Hen and Chicken Southville, Bristol
Fri Nov 8th – The Prince Albert, Brighton

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Author: Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield has been the Editor of Americana UK for the last 17 years and still feels like this is his pretend job, mainly because it is.

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