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Lyle Lovett to Perform at UT Tyler Oct. 12

October 3, 2007

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Lyle Lovett will make a second appearance at The University of Texas at Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center on Friday, Oct. 12, Susan Thomae-Morphew, Cowan Center director, announced.


Lovett and his Large Band will perform at 7:30 p.m.


Show sponsors for this concert are Dr. Sherilyn Willis of Four Seasons Women’s Health and Charles and Pat Dryden. KMOO 99.9 is the media sponsor.


Tickets are $76, $66, $56, $46 and $26 at the Cowan Center box office. Box office hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to the performance.


For tickets call, 903.566.7424.


“Lyle Lovett is unique, to say the least, and we are thrilled to have him back at the Cowan Center. We brought him in 2002 and have waited five years to have him back, this time with his Large Band. This concert features strings, horns, and back-up singers/dancers,” said Thomae-Morphew.


Lovett’s new album, IT’S NOT BIG IT’S LARGE, suggests notions of mortality, loss and the fluidity of time.In many of the songs, the past intrudes on the present, and the narrator finds strength to deal with the travails of today by putting them into historical perspective.


“There's nothing like a Lyle Lovett concert. He appeals to such a broad variety of tastes in music,” Thomae-Morphew added. “If you decide to give Lovett a try for the first time, you will be so glad you did. He gives so much more than anyone can imagine. You’ll not miss another concert of his ever!”


The new album is true Lovett style. It features big band swing numbers, thought-provoking songs from the conscience and lighter pieces that showcase Lovett’s sense of humor.


For the last few years, Lovett has been alternating tours with his own band with songwriter circles when he performs with John Hiatt and fellow Texans Guy Clark and Joe Ely.


Born in Klein, Texas, the singer-songwriter won a Grammy in 1989 for Best Male Country Vocal Performance. His albums, the first of which was released in 1986, incorporate elements of country, Western, folk, swing, jazz, bebop, blues and gospel music.


He graduated from Texas A&M University with degrees in German and journalism. His great-great-grandfather was the founder of his hometown, Klein.


Having appeared in numerous films, Lovett was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in 2006.


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