Lyle Lovett and his Large Band

Lyle Lovett and his Large Band

Pavilion
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
4:30 PM
Donor Gates Open
5:00 PM
Public Gates Open
8:00 PM
Concert Starts
Reserved $60
Lawn $22 ($27 on day of concert)

Program

Four-time Grammy winner and great American singer/songwriter returns to Ravinia.

LYLE LOVETT AND HIS LARGE BAND
SWEET PEA ATKINSON, Vocals
HARRY BOWENS, Vocals
WILLIE GREENE, JR., Vocals
FRANCINE REED, Vocals
RAY HERNDON, Guitar and Vocals
KEITH SEWELL, Guitar, Mandolin and Vocals
MITCH WATKINS, Guitar
BUCK REID, Steel Guitar
LUKE BULLA, Fiddle
JOHN HAGEN, Cello
JIM COX, Piano
VIKTOR KRAUSS, Bass
RUSS KUNKEL, Drums

About The Artist

LYLE LOVETT

In American singer/songwriter Lyle Lovett’s work two roads come together—the trail blazed by such great Texas storytellers as Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark and the crooked highway navigated by such sophisticated humorists as Randy Newman and Tom Waits. He combines these two potent strands of musical DNA into a new genome able to generate songs as brilliant and double-sided as “If I Had a Boat,” “God Will,” “If I Were the Man You Wanted,” “Family Reserve” and “Her First Mistake.” A four-time Grammy winner, Lovett has enjoyed a remarkable career in which he has sold over four million records. His music uniquely intersects an array of genres from country and folk to big-band swing and traditional pop as evidenced by his albums Lyle Lovett, Pontiac, Lyle Lovett and His Large Band, Joshua Judges Ruth and The Road to Ensenada. It's Not Big It's Large, Lovett’s latest collection, is one of the most acclaimed efforts of his career. For the last few years he has been alternating Large Band tours with acoustic shows with John Hiatt, as well as larger songwriter circles also featuring Hiatt, Guy Clark and Joe Ely. Another facet of Lovett’s career is acting, and this year saw the filming of his latest effort, a role in Michael Meredith’s The Open Road. Meredith also directed Lovett in Three Days of Rain, but Lovett’s longest and best-known filmic collaboration was with the late, great director Robert Altman. He appeared in four Altman films: The Player, Short Cuts, Prêt-à-Porter and Cookie’s Fortune, and scored the music for Dr. T and the Women. This is Lyle Lovett’s 12th appearance at Ravinia Festival, where he first performed in 1995.