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Roots-Rocker John Hiatt Takes Auditorium Stage - In Fish Creek!


June 24, 2010

Door Community Auditorium
3926 Hwy. 42 • PO Box 397
Fish Creek, WI 54212-0397
(920) 868-2728

Roots-Rocker John Hiatt Takes Auditorium Stage

The Door Community Auditorium will come alive on Monday, July 5, when legendary songwriter John Hiatt takes the stage with his all-star band The Combo. In more than three decades on the music scene, Hiatt has won a devoted following with his own vibrant brand of roots-rock. Hiatt's passionate, gravelly voice is an ideal vehicle for his finely rendered songs, which have been made famous by artists like Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan, and Linda Ronstadt.

Equal parts bluesman and wordsmith, John Hiatt has cultivated a reputation over the years as a songwriter's songwriter, able to blend a poet's attention to detail with a rocker's knack for catchy melodies and unforgettable hooks. His hit song "Thing Called Love" (as performed by Bonnie Raitt) rose almost to the top of the U.S. charts in 1987, and he has received eleven Grammy nominations since then. In 2008, Hiatt received the AMA Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting, and earlier this year he released his eighteenth studio album, The Open Road.

Hiatt’s band, The Combo, features Doug Lancio on guitar, Kenneth Blevins on drums, and Patrick O'Hearn on bass. “They are the best band I've ever had,” Hiatt told an interviewer about The Combo. “When it comes down to it, the sum is greater than the parts, and when we get together onstage, we ‘make the magic happen.’”

Auditorium board president Kaaren Northrop reflected the growing excitement about Hiatt's performance when she said, "My friend Bruce Hill, who owns the Lull-Abi Motel in Egg Harbor, was so excited when he found out John Hiatt was coming that he hired someone to run the office so he could come to the show! He also gave me six John Hiatt CDs; I've listened to them all and can't wait to hear him in person."

Tickets for Monday night's show (which begins at 8:00 p.m.) range from $38 to $55 and can be purchased in person at the Door Community Auditorium on Highway 42 in Fish Creek, on the phone at (920) 868-2728, or online at Hiatt's performance is sponsored by Thomas and Barbara Thurman and Dan and Diane Cross of Idea Studio.

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