Lilly hiatt
Trinity lane (2017)

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Lilly Hiatt's third LP, Trinity Lane, is an intensely personal, autobiographical 12-song set produced by Michael Trent of Shovels & Rope, who is also featured as a musician throughout and joined by his wife and Shovels & Rope partner Cary Ann Hearst for backing vocals on album track "Everything I Had." Citing the Pixies, Breeders, Dinosaur Jr., and her favorite, Pearl Jam as influences, Hiatt’s love of the ‘90s alt-rock she was raised on shines through with distressed guitars and urgent backbeats – but there is also something distinctly Americana lurking in the songs.

Of the album, Hiatt says, "Love will take you to the darkest places but also the most honest places if you let it. Learning how to love myself is something I’ve always been lousy with, and I spent some time on that. I thought about my sobriety, what that means to me, the struggles I’d had throughout the years, since I was a 27-year-old and hung up my toxic drinking habit. I thought about my mother, who took her own life when I was a baby, not far from my age at 30 years old, and I related to her more than ever. As you can see, there was plenty of time spent on my own. I didn’t talk to that many folks, albeit a few close friends, and leaned into my family. I stayed away from men, and danced alone in the evenings, looking out my window observing my humble and lively neighborhood. I found power in being by myself."

"...courageous and affecting..." - NPR Music

"A confessional songwriter who rocks out with a twang..." - Associated Press

" for the books." - Paste Magazine

"...the most cohesive and declarative statement of the young songwriter’s career." - Rolling Stone Country

With a tremendous amount of swagger, [Hiatt] wields her guitar like a weapon while that distinctly southern accent of hers delivers vocal melodies that are in turns deep, bluesy, fearless and sweet." - The Line Of Best Fit

"While the sound of Trinity Lane encompasses everything from brooding garage rockers to jangly country-tinged laments to sentimental ballads, Hiatt’s commanding presence and eloquent songs tie everything together." - Mother Jones

"Trinity Lane is honest, well-crafted, and hits an emotional bulls-eye: it's Lilly Hiatt's strongest and most moving work to date." - AllMusic

"...[Hiatt's] most accomplished effort to date." - Glide Magazine (9 out of 10 stars)

"Hiatt’s voice is unmistakably unique and special." - No Depression

"There is us, and then there is us when we are lost in those moments all to ourselves that only the best music can provide—music like the stuff found on Lilly Hiatt’s Trinity Lane." - Saving Country Music

"As good as the performances are, they're not the most special thing about Trinity Lane: that distinction goes to Hiatt's keen eye and ability to see a story from multiple angles." - Chicago Reader

"You’d have to be out of your skull not to appreciate her talents." - PopMatters

“If Hiatt is the new face of rock and roll, the future is looking bright.” - Glide Magazine


NPR Music – First Listen

Rolling Stone – "Trinity Lane" Video Premiere

Paste Magazine – "The Night David Bowie Died" Video Premiere

American Songwriter – "Everything I Had" Premiere


NPR Music – "Ann Powers' Top 10 Underheard Albums Of 2017"

Rolling Stone – "40 Best Country and Americana Albums of 2017"

Rolling Stone – "25 Best Country Songs of 2017"

Paste Magazine – "50 Best Songs of 2017"

Garden & Gun – "The 17 Best Southern Albums of 2017"

PopMatters – "15 Best Americana Albums of 2017"

Wide Open Country – "8 Country and Americana Albums You May Have Missed in 2017"

The Boot – "Top 10 Americana, Alt-Country, Bluegrass and Folk Albums of 2017"

Glide Magazine's – "Best Albums of 2017"

Bitter Southerner – "The Best Southern Albums of 2017"

Nashville Scene – “Best Local Americana Album”

Innocent Words – "Favorite Full Length Albums of 2017"


Associated Press – "John Hiatt's Daughter Lilly Follows Her Own Musical Path"

Rolling Stone Country – "Lilly Hiatt on John Lennon, Sobriety and New Album 'Trinity Lane'"

Houston Chronicle – "Wiry Defiance Winds Through Lilly Hiatt's Music"

Nashville Scene – "Lilly Hiatt Balances Refined Songwriting and Exploratory Rock on 'Trinity Lane'"

The Boot – "Lilly Hiatt Opens Up About Her New Album, ‘Trinity Lane’"

The East Nashvillian – "Lilly Hiatt Bares Her Soul on Trinity Lane"


NPR's World Cafe Live

WNYC Soundcheck

Paste Magazine NYC Full Session

WUGA's "Just Off The Radar" Session

Live reviews

Rolling Stone Country – "AmericanaFest 2017: 20 Best Things We Saw"

The Current – "Five Favorite Finds From AmericanaFest 2017"

The Line Of Best Fit – AmericanaFest 2017 Review


Mother JonesAllMusic, Pop MattersGlide Magazine, No DepressionSaving Country Music, Chicago ReaderFlagpole, Old Rookie, Innocent Words, The Contributor, Twangri-La

tour dates


Management: Vector

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Booking: New Frontier Touring

Peter Loomis –

Alex Fang –

Radio: New West Records

Joel Habbeshaw –

Press: New West Records

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