An Evening with Lyle Lovett and his Large Band at Winspear Opera House
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How many venues does it take to squeeze a Large Band into North Texas? Two, at least. Long, tall Texan Lyle Lovett and His Large Band return to D-FW for back-to-back appearances in Dallas and Fort Worth. Since his debut in the mid-1980s, Lovett has grown into one of the world’s most unique American artists, blending clever lyricism with an eclectic sound that incorporates jazz, folk, swing, gospel and blues. Among numerous accolades, he was awarded the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Trailblazer Award in 2007 and was named the State Musician in Texas in 2011. He embodies bold Texana: artistry that refuses to fall perfectly in line with tradition or routine.
Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of Americana, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers.
Whether touring as a Duo or with his Acoustic Group or The Large Band, Lovett’s live performances show not only the breadth of this Texas legends deep talents, but also the diversity of his influences, making him one of the most compelling and captivating musicians in popular music. Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lyle Lovett has evolved into one of music’s most vibrant and iconic performers. Among his many accolades, besides the four Grammy Awards, he was given the Americana Music Association’s inaugural Trailblazer Award, and was named Texas State Musician. His works, rich and eclectic, are some of the most beloved of any living artist working today.