The Friends of The Sheldon present Lyle Lovett and His Large Band in Concert at The Sheldon, Monday, August 2 at 8 p.m.. One of the great all-time American singer/songwriters, Lyle Lovett is currently on tour supporting his most recent studio album, Natural Forces (Curb/Lost Highway). For nearly three decades, Lyle Lovett has defined the modern Texas singer-songwriter. Fusing elements of the blues, country, folk, gospel and jazz, four-time Grammy winner Lovett-in a career that spans 14 albums and more than four million records sold-has created his own style of Americana, defying convention and breaking down barriers along the way.
Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lyle Lovett has created an incredible body of acclaimed work. His music intersects an array of genres with a unique gift for storytelling that has become synonymous with the artist, as evidenced by such songs as "If I Had a Boat," "Nobody Knows Me," "South Texas Girl," "She's No Lady," and such revered albums as Lyle Lovett; Pontiac; Lyle Lovett and His Large Band; Joshua, Judges, Ruth; The Road To Ensenada and 2007's It's Not Big It's Large. Natural Forces continues in the tradition of timeless music Lovett continues to create.
In addition to his music, Lovett has appeared in 12 feature films, including several directed by the highly acclaimed Robert Altman. He was most recently featured in the documentary For the Sake of the Song: The Story of Anderson Fair, a film that explores the significant role the legendary Houston music venue continues to play in preserving American musical traditions. In concert and on record, Lyle Lovett's stories and songs are a powerful reminder that he possesses one of the most distinctive voices in music.