Country star Lyle Lovett returns to BEaver Creek Feb. 27
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Who: Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group.
Where: Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek.
When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27. Tickets go on sale Jan. 5.
Cost: Tickets start at $95.
More information: 970-845-8497/www.vilarpac.org.
BEAVER CREEK — The Vilar Performing Arts Center welcomes back four-time Grammy Award winner Lyle Lovett, this time with his Acoustic Group, on Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. The Vilar Center hosted Lovett and his Large Band this past July for a sold-out summer show, and this time the artist is back for an intimate night of acoustic music and story telling.
With his Acoustic Group, several members of Lovett’s Large Band perform reinvented arrangements of his recorded songs in a way that highlights each member’s vocal and instrumental abilities. Because of its smaller setup, Lovett is able to weave through the greater narrative of his music, connecting the dots between the stories in his songs and their inspirations. Tickets to Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group start at $95 and go on sale Jan. 5 at the VPAC Box Office (970-845-8497/www.vilar pac.org). The VPAC is located under the ice rink in Beaver Creek Village.
Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lovett has evolved into a vibrant and diverse Americana singer, fusing elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying style. The Texas-based singer, composer and actor broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 28 years and 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, Lovett has also appeared in 13 feature films, on stage and television.
The Texas native began his career playing at local festivals and clubs while attending Texas A&M in the late ’70s where he graduated with degrees in journalism and German. From his self-titled debut album in 1986 through 2012’s “Release Me,” each of Lovett’s releases has served as a powerful reminder that he possesses one of the most distinctive voices in music. “If I Had a Boat,” “Nobody Knows Me,” “Here I Am” and “That’s Right (You’re Not From Texas)” are only a handful of Lovett’s 21 hit singles, and he continues to tour and make innovative, noteworthy music.
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Among his many accolades, besides the four Grammy Awards, Lovett was given the Americana Music Association’s inaugural Trailblazer Award and was recently named the Texas State Musician.
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