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Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt return to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre for acoustic performance on Oct. 9

Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt return to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre for acoustic performance on Oct. 9
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From a press release:

The F.M. Kirby Center and Dan Smalls Presents have announced that Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt will return to the Kirby stage in Wilkes-Barre with an acoustic performance on Friday, Oct. 9 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $42, $52, and $62, plus fees, are on sale now and available at the Kirby Center Box Office, by phone at 570-826-1100, and online at

A singer, composer, and actor, Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of Americana, swing, jazz, folk, gospel, and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Whether touring as a “Duo” or with his “Acoustic Group” or his “Large Band,” Lovett’s live performances show not only the breadth of this Texas legend’s deep talents, but also the diversity of his influences, making him one of the most infectious and fascinating musicians in popular music. Since his self-titled debut in 1986, he has evolved into one of music’s most vibrant and iconic performers. His oeuvre, rich and eclectic, is one of the most beloved of any living artist working today.

Hiatt’s career as a performer and songwriter has spanned more than 30 years, and everyone from Bob Dylan to Eric Clapton, BB King, Bonnie Raitt, and Iggy Pop has covered his work. The Los Angeles Times called him “one of rock’s most astute singer/songwriters of the last 40 years” after the release of his newest album, “Terms of My Surrender,” last summer via New West Records. Hiatt, a master lyricist and satirical storyteller, weaves hidden plot twists into fictional tales ranging in topics like redemption, relationships, growing older, and surrendering, on his terms. This new record is musically rooted in acoustic blues, accentuated by his soulful, gritty voice, which mirrors the gravity of his reflective lyrics.