| STYLE |
Acoustic back-porch folk and blues overlaid with, and at times overwhelmed by, the exaggerated intensity of Mr. Hiatt's mugging and singing.
"Before I Go," "Lincoln Town," "Lift Up Every Stone"
Life is real, life is earnest, and the grave is not its goal.
ROLE MODEL STATUS
At 48, a quintessential survivor (of alcohol, divorce, consumer indifference) whose success at having his songs recorded by the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Roseanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, and Willie Nelson exceeds his success as a performer.