I knew we would be treated to an intimate experience with Vince Gill and Lyle Lovett at the Capitol Center for the Arts when I saw the stage was set with two chairs, two mics, and a guitar rack. And, oh yes, a small table between the chairs. It was as if they were in their living room.
Lyle has toured as a duo, trio, and quartet with the likes of Guy Clark, John Hiatt, and Joe Ely, but I believe this is the first time he has toured with Vince in this format. They did only a small handful of dates (either three or four as I recall the tour schedule), and judging by the show I saw, it was a resounding success.
Admittedly, Great Big Sea is one of my favorite bands to see live. They are all excellent musicians who know how to engage their audiences with their wide-ranging songs – from ballads to sea shanties to folk to rock, they do it all!
This review combines two shows at very different venues, the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, New Hampshire, and The Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, Massachusetts. The former is a 1,300-seat venue and the latter seats 280. Read the rest of this entry