South Dacola Music Club with John Hiatt

Though not as well known as Bob Dylan or Tom Waits, John Hiatt has written and performed some of the best songs of the last few decades. His songs span the genres from alt. country to rock, to folk, to blues and R&B. He’s kind of one of those guys whose songs you recognize, but can’t think of the artist.

Here are a few essentials for the uninitiated:

Perfectly Good Guitar

Master of Disaster (the Dude’s personal favorite, though I think the album version is better)

Slow Turning


Have a Little Faith

Feels Like Rain

Tennessee Plates

Dust Down a Country Road

Watch the videos, listen to the songs elsewhere, and I’m sure you’ll agree with me. John Hiatt is one of the greatest American singer-songwriters ever.


#1 l3wis on 10.08.09 at 10:38 pm

His concert at the Pavilion was pretty cool

#2 John2 on 10.09.09 at 12:04 am

The essential Hiatt: Shredding the Documents.

#3 Ghost of Dude on 10.09.09 at 6:30 am

When was the concert?

#4 l3wis on 10.09.09 at 6:58 am

Had to have been over 6 years ago, because I think I was working there at the time.

#5 Ghost of Dude on 10.09.09 at 7:46 am

Good. At least I was out of town then.
Would have hated to miss it if I was here.

#6 Sy on 10.09.09 at 11:08 am

Definately a guy who doesn’t get the credit he deserves. I bet that was a tight show at the Pav.