Aaron Lee Tasjan & Lilly Hiatt Interview - Rumba Cafe Show
We sat down with Aaron Lee Tasjan and Lilly Hiatt before their show at Rumba Cafe on November 1st. We brought along some DK Diner donuts, recording gear, our attempt at some serious music journalism questions, and the following recording above is what followed.
Aaron Lee Tasjan hails from New Albany, OH and grew up learning guitar and melody from Elliot Smith songs, which is one of many genre crossing influences you can hear in his two solo albums. He eventually moved out of Columbus and Bernie's bar and into East Nashville and his new favorite 12 bars. You may know him from his days as a guitar player for Drivin N Cryn or the New York Dolls, but ALT looks to now be a fully formed solo artist creating master songs like Memphis Rain and Little Movies.
Lilly Hiatt, a singer-songwriter with a simple wish. A duet with Eddie Vedder. As she performed with just her guitar and her songs, Hiatt swayed through songs of loneliness, boredom, and hope with an occasional stomp of her boot and pointed lyrics. Her newest album Royal Blue was predominately displayed throughout the night but she also brought back some older favorites "Knew You Were Coming" and "3 Days".
Thanks to Aaron and Lilly for chatting with us and playing beautiful sets, be sure to see them live next time they're in your area.