AN ACOUSTIC EVENING WITH LYLE LOVETT AND JOHN HIATT

Tickets
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 7:30 PM
Main Stage

The King Center presents an AEG Presents production

AN ACOUSTIC EVENING WITH LYLE LOVETT AND JOHN HIATT

Wednesday, May 20, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $48.50 (inclusive of fees)

Two of America’s premier singer-songwriters join forces for an acoustic evening backed by nothing but their superb voices, first-rate guitar playing and charming reminiscences. These elegant, captivating meetings between cherished friends and collaborators make for dynamic song-and-story swaps that are difficult to resist.

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. Whether touring as a ‘Duo’ or with his ‘Acoustic Group’ or his ‘Large Band’, Lovett’s live performances show not only the breadth of this Texas legend’s 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 artist working today

Similarly, John Hiatt, found real success in the late 80s recording Bring the Family which was recorded with his musical friends, Ry Cooder, Nick Lowe, and Jim Keltner, later to be known collectively as Little Village. This album offered us the Hiatt classics, “Have a Little Faith in Me,” “Lipstick Sunset,” “Memphis in the Meantime,” and “Thing Called Love.” Hiatt’s work has been recorded by many other noted artists including Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, Linda Ronstadt, Jimmy Buffett, Jeff Healy and Iggy Pop. The Eclipse Sessions, his newest collection, offers up his strongest set of songs in years. Long celebrated as a skilled storyteller and keen observer of life’s twists and turns, Hiatt can get at the heart of a knotty emotion or a moment in time with just a sharp, incisive lyric or witty turn of phrase. And the 11 tracks presented here, from the breezy opener “Cry to Me,” to the stark “Nothing in My Heart,” the lost- love lamentation “Aces Up Your Sleeve” to the rollicking “Poor Imitation of God,” demonstrate that the singer-songwriter, now 66, is only getting better with age, his guitar playing more rugged and rootsy, his words wiser and more wry.


Back to Schedule