Lilly Hiatt

Lately (2021) is a record I wrote to share some of where I’ve been with you. Whenever songs happen for me, they are like photographs of time.

Last year [2020] was tough. That’s an understatement for certain. Tears were shed, lives were lost, and lonely was a way of life. I have always felt lonely, but never gone to the depths of solitude that I had in 2020. The irony of that is, I was not alone at all in that space. Everyone had lost something, and we all were trying to rebuild our lives as we knew them.

As a means of keeping sane, I started to write songs. Some of them sucked. I kept doing it though, because I had nothing else to fill my cup. “The Last Tear” came and I thought, I’d like to share this. That opened the door for more. “Been” happened not too long after, reminiscing about this and that, and so on. The inspiration was occurring from simple moments, such as gathering with my family after months of not doing so. Or walking around looking at my neighbors on their porches and waving a hello.

I also was finally catching up with myself, and understanding I was reeling from some of my missteps. Forgiveness can occur through written words for me, so it was quite soothing to have my guitars and a melody. Depression was a big part of fall and winter. I forgot how down I could feel. But I also felt hope in that light that came from a memory of a past adventure or a stranger’s smile while walking down the street. Little things lifted my spirits.

I missed my friends. I missed my family. I was devastated by the grief our country was facing, as well as the world. I felt unified in knowing that I was not on my own in that mentality. Many were questioning a lot of what was happening and though ideologies and understandings were fractured and opposing, most people I know craved to be together again.

I realized that my heart was full of everything I loved and that would carry me forward for the time being. Eventually we would all get back to one another. Now that we are beginning to, I will be thrilled to share and play these songs for you.

Much Love,

Lilly Hiatt

Past Shows


May
14
th
2022
First Avenue
May
14
th
2022
First Avenue

The Cactus Blossoms

'One Day' ⏤ Vinyl Release Show
with Lilly Hiatt
Oct
22
nd
2020
Turf Club
Oct
22
nd
2020
Turf Club
Cancelled

Lilly Hiatt

(moved from 7th St Entry)
with Beth Bombara and Nora Jane Struthers
May
20
th
2020
7th St Entry
May
20
th
2020
7th St Entry
postponed

Lilly Hiatt

(MOVED TO TURF CLUB)
with Beth Bombara
Jan
27
th
2018
Mainroom
Jan
27
th
2018
Mainroom

Drive-By Truckers

with Lilly Hiatt
Nov
16
th
2017
Turf Club
Nov
16
th
2017
Turf Club

Blitzen Trapper

with Lilly Hiatt
Oct
14
th
2017
Mainroom
Oct
14
th
2017
Mainroom

OLD 97'S

with Lilly Hiatt

More Shows

Dec
7
th
Fine Line
Jul
16
th
7th St Entry

Jarren Benton

with Oswin Benjamin
Jul
5
th
Turf Club

Comeback Kid

with Misery Signals and END
Aug
5
th
First Avenue

Joyce Manor

with Citizen, Prince Daddy & the Hyena and PHONY