Hiatt at Ohana Music Festival in 2018
|Birth name||Lillian Alice Hiatt|
|Born||April 26, 1984|
Los Angeles, California U.S.
|Origin||Nashville, Tennessee U.S.|
New West Records
|Associated acts||Shake Go Home|
Lilly Hiatt and the Dropped Ponies
Aaron Lee Tasjan
Early life and education
Hiatt was born in Los Angeles, California. Her father is singer-songwriter John Hiatt and her mother was film sound editor Isabella Wood. Wood was Hiatt's second wife. Wood, who was at that time separated from John Hiatt, died from suicide when her daughter was almost one year old.
In 2005, Hiatt formed a band, Shake Go Home, in Denver with fellow students from University of Denver. After graduation, the band moved to Nashville and recorded several EPs. Band members included Hiatt, Eric Knutson on guitar, Jeff Montoya on bass, and John Arrotti on drums. Hiatt relocated briefly to Austin, Texas, but returned to Nashville in 2013.
In 2015, Hiatt released her second album, Royal Blue, on the Normaltown label, an imprint of New West. The record was produced by Nashville producer Adam Landry (Deer Tick, Rayland Baxter, Middle Brother), and was recorded using analog recording technology. Hiatt employed synthesizer as well as pedal steel, and broadened the scope of her style to reflect her musical influences.
Hiatt's band that she recorded her first two records with was called Lilly Hiatt and the Dropped Ponies, and included guitarist Beth Finney, drummer Jon Radford, bass player Jake Bradley, and Luke Schneider on pedal steel.
In 2016, at a mansion in East Nashville, the Luck Reunion organization gathered pairs of musicians to collaborate on songs for a series of 45 rpm singles recorded using analog equipment provided by Third Man Records. Hiatt together with Aaron Lee Tasjan recorded two songs: Guy Clark's "Dublin Blues" and John Prine's "Angel from Montgomery" 
In August 2017, Hiatt released her third album, Trinity Lane. The record was produced by Michael Trent of Shovels & Rope and was recorded on Johns Island in South Carolina. Cary Ann Hearst of Shovels & Rope appears on vocals on the track "Everything I Had." The record's title comes from a main street in East Nashville in Tennessee. Hiatt said that although the songs often have a dark subject matter, the record is a rock and roller.
Hiatt used a new band on her album, Trinity Lane. The band members are John Condit on guitar, Robert Hudson on bass, and Allen Jones on drums.
- 2012: Let Down (Normaltown Records)
- 2015: Royal Blue (Normaltown Records)
- 2017: Trinity Lane (New West Records)
- 2020: Walking Proof (New West Records)
- 2017: Luck Mansion Sessions (Third Man Records) with Aaron Lee Tasjan – songs: "Dublin Blues" and "Angel from Montgomery"
Also appears on
- 2008: John Hiatt – Same Old Man (New West)
- 2011: Across Tundras – Sage (Neurot)
- 2012: Ronnie Fauss – I Am the Man You Know I'm Not (Normaltown)
Awards and nominations
|2018||Americana Music Honors & Awards||Emerging Artist of the Year||Lilly Hiatt||Nominated|
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