OverEasy: 3/28/21

At WTTS, Sunday mornings and evenings are laid-back. Check out OverEasy, presented by Brothers Floor Covering from 7 to 11 AM, AND 7 to 11 PM.

Brad Holtz plays singer-songwriters, mellow and acoustic tracks, and live exclusives.

This week, hear new music from Vance Joy, Lana Del Rey, and John Hiatt with Jerry Douglas, plus Sun King Studio 92 performances from Indigo Girls and Cage The Elephant.

OverEasy: 3/21/21

At WTTS, Sunday mornings and evenings are laid-back. Check out OverEasy, presented by Brothers Floor Covering from 7 to 11 AM, AND 7 to 11 PM.

Brad Holtz plays singer-songwriters, mellow and acoustic tracks, and live exclusives.

This week, hear new music from Nathaniel Rateliff, Eric Hutchinson, and John Hiatt with Jerry Douglas, plus Sun King Studio 92 performances from Elle King and The Lumineers.

Indiana music icon John Hiatt previews album with dobro master Jerry Douglas

John Hiatt performed at bygone Indianapolis venues such as Loaves and Fishes on Indiana Avenue and the Hummingbird Cafe on Talbott Street. Photo provided by New West Records

John Hiatt, who grew up in Indianapolis near the intersection of 57th Street and Central Avenue, didn’t work in isolation during the pandemic.

Known for signature songs “Have a Little Faith in Me” and “Real Fine Love,” Hiatt will release a collaborative album with the Jerry Douglas Band this spring.

The album, titled “Leftover Feelings,” is scheduled for release May 21. The project’s first single, “All the Lilacs in Ohio,” arrived Wednesday. Douglas applies his unparalleled dobro guitar skills to the unplugged rendition of “Lilacs,” a song Hiatt originally recorded for his 2001 album “The Tiki Bar is Open.”

Hiatt, who received the Americana Music Association’s lifetime achievement award for songwriting in 2008 and became a Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famer the same year, dipped into his catalog for one other “Leftover Feelings” track. The song “Little Goodnight” first appeared as a B-side after Hiatt issued his “Perfectly Good Guitar” album in 1993.

Douglas, known for his work with Alison Krauss & Union Station, and his supporting cast joined Hiatt at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio B to record “Leftover Feelings.” Presently operated by the non-profit Country Music Hall of Fame, RCA Studio B was the site of recordings sessions by Elvis Presley, the Everly Brothers and Chet Atkins.

“Leftover Feelings” will be Hiatt’s first studio recording since 2018’s “The Eclipse Sessions.” His resume includes many compositions that other artists popularized, including Bonnie Raitt’s cover of Hiatt’s “Thing Called Love” and the Jeff Healey Band’s rendition of “Angel Eyes.”

“Leftover Feelings” is available for pre-order at newwestrecords.com.