Lyle Lovett and His Acoustic Group
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Tampa Theatre and Soulshine Music are proud to announce that country legend Lyle Lovett and His Acoustic Group will perform live on the Theatre’s historic stage at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9. It is the first time Lovett has been back to the Bay area since his 2010 performance with His Large Band in St. Petersburg.
A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Lovett has appeared in 13 feature films, and on stage and television. Among his many accolades, besides four Grammy Awards, he was given the Americana Music Association’s inaugural Trailblazer Award, and was recently named the Texas State Musician.
Lovett has been touring in support of “Release Me” since its release in February, 2012. The album was #1 for several weeks on the Americana charts. It is quintessential Lyle, mixing a smart collection of originals and songs written by some of his favorite songwriters that shows not only the breadth of this Texas legend’s deep talents, but also the diversity of his influences, making him one of the most infectious and fascinating 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. His oeuvre, rich and eclectic, is one of the most beloved of any living artist working today.