Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group
Lyle Lovett brought his Acoustic Group to Houston, Texas tonight to close out his touring schedule for 2011. Being a native of the Houston area and an icon of the Houston music scene since his early days playing at clubs like Anderson Fair, he was well received by the large crowd in attendance at the Verizon Wireless Theater.
Lyle was backed up by an excellent group of musicians (many veterans of Lyle’s Large Band): Russ Kunkel – drums, Viktor Krauss – bass, Keith Sewell – guitar and mandolin, Luke Bulla – fiddle, John Hagen – cello and James Gilmer – percussion.
This acoustic group was perfectly suited to many of Lyle’s best songs – “She’s Already Made Up Her Mind”, “North Dakota”, “If I Had A Boat”, “This Old Porch”, “L.A. County”, “If I Were The Man You Wanted” and “Good Intentions”.
Several covers of legendary Texas Songwriters went over quite well too: “Well Alright”- Buddy Holly, “Bears” – Steven Fromholtz, “If I Needed You” and “White Freightliner Blues” – Townes Van Zandt.
Other highlights of the evening were “She’s No Lady (She’s My Wife)”, “That’s Right (You’re Not From Texas)”, “My Baby Don’t Tolerate”, “Up In Indiana”, “I Will Rise Up” and “You Can’t Resist It”.
All in all, it was another memorable Lyle Lovett show. Don’t miss a chance to see him next time he comes your way.
I’m looking forward to his new CD, “Release Me”, coming in February 2012.