Lovett heads to Holland


July 17th, 2012

Omaha, NE – A music legend is making a one-night stop in Omaha, but he certainly won’t be making it alone.

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Lyle Lovett and His Large Band will perform Tuesday, Aug. 21 at the Holland Performing Arts Center.

You might call Lyle Lovett a late bloomer. In 1986, the then-country music singer broke onto the scene at the age of 30. Since that point, his style and career have blossomed. He has recorded 13 albums and won four Grammys in the past 25 years. Over that time, what began in country music has since ventured into the realm of jazz, R&B and pop.

“Which bin they put me in the record store really doesn’t matter to me as long as you can find the record,” Lovett told NPR in a 2007 interview.

Lovett said his multi-genre approach culminated into one of his latest musical projects: Lyle Lovett and His Large Band. Encompassing upwards of 19 musicians, Lovett said the band has opened up his options musically. “It allows me to play these arrangements that we come up with,” Lovett said. “I kind of painted myself into a corner in doing arrangements early on being able to orchestrate the songs in my imagination,” he said, “then the challenge is to replicate that on stage.”

Those arrangements have ranged from what you might expect from a big band’s sound to the most intimate of ballads.

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band will perform Tuesday, August 21st at 7pm at the Holland Performing Arts Center in downtown Omaha.

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