The Egg, Albany NY
January 25, 2011
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy, Photographer
Enter Lyle and John, they welcomed the crowd and thanked The Egg for having them back to this "wonderful" theater, they were through last time in 2008. Lovett and Hiatt joked "All the other Eggs around the country have collapsed but this one looks shipshape" so we should all be OK. Lovett continued "we live in the future, (and) no better place to navigate (the future) than in the egg."
Robert Earl Keen, saying Keen's house was like a frat house for bluegrass guys "Phi Beta Capo". He closed the song by telling the audience and Hiatt that he bought a lot of records at "Budget Records" because he had a crush on a girl who worked there. "My record collection lasted a lot longer than my relationship with her would have." This got a round of applause from the crowd.
The two clearly enjoy being on stage together and at least this reporter hopes they continue to tour together. Five great shows in the books and waiting for the next tour--two years will be a tough wait.
My old friend/Private conversation
Howlin’ down the Cumberland/Walk through the bottomland
Drive South/LA County
Open Road/Road to Ensenada
My Baby/Creeps like me
One wicked grin/Record lady
Master of Disaster/Cowboy Man
Crossing muddy waters/Fiona
TN plates/If I had a boat
Thing called love/Choke my chicken
Through your hand/This old porch
Three new from Hiatt, four from Lovett
More photos on my page: http://www.photosbynanci.com/JohnHiattLyleLovett2011.html
Wilbur Theatre 1/13 Review: http://photosbynanci.blogspot.com/2011/01/john-hiatt-and-lyle-lovett-together.html
Portland Photos and Setlist 1/14: http://photosbynanci.blogspot.com/2011/01/john-hiatt-and-lyle-lovett-together_15.html
Calvin Theater Photos and Setlist 1/15: http://photosbynanci.blogspot.com/2011/01/john-hiatt-and-lyle-lovett-together_16.html