Blog Archives

My Top Ten Shows of 2015!

I saw 224 shows in 2015. Yes, I know, that sounds like an insane number considering I have a day job that is completely unrelated to music. How would I choose my top ten, with another fifteen as runners-up? All the shows except one were at least very good, and I thought that narrowing the list would not be easy.

no music

It turned out not to be difficult at all. The top ten (or eleven as you will read below) were clear to me, as were the runners-up.

Read the rest of this entry

That’s Right, Lowell Loves Lyle Lovett

For the fourth time in the past six seasons of the Lowell Summer Music Series, Lyle Lovett played to a sold-out (or nearly sold-out) crowd in Boarding House Park; three times with his Large Band and once with his smaller Acoustic Band.

Lyle Lovett

Lyle Lovett

I fall more in love with Lovett each time I see him. He is one of the classier musicians I have seen, in addition to being one of the most talented and generous.

Read the rest of this entry

The Incomparable Vince Gill And Lyle Lovett Shine In A Rare Duo Show

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 Lovett and Vince Gill

Lyle Lovett and Vince Gill

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.

Read the rest of this entry

Lyle Lovett Returns to Lowell This Summer!

I am thrilled to be able to announce that Lyle Lovett and His Large Band returns to perform at the 26th season of the Lowell Summer Music Series! on Friday, August  7!

lsmslogo2015

Read the rest of this entry

We’re Not From Texas, Lyle, But We Want You Anyway!

Last weekend marked Lyle Lovett‘s third appearance at the Lowell Summer Music Series – twice with his Large Band and once with his smaller Acoustic Group. The Large Band graced the stage at Boarding House Park for this show.

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band

I will take Lyle any way I can Рhe has incredible stage presence and (at least at his Lowell shows) obviously loves what he is doing. Overall, though, I prefer the Large Band because of the depth and range of the instrumentality.  Read the rest of this entry

Lowell Summer Music Series Announces Another Fine Addition to the Lineup

The lineup for the Lowell Summer Music Series keeps getting better!

Lyle Lovett (Official Photo)

Lyle Lovett (Official Photo)

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band are returning to the Series! Lyle has been to Lowell twice, once with his large band and more recently with his small band.

Read the rest of this entry

%d bloggers like this: