Lyle Lovett and His Large Band in Sparks Tuesday
June 21, 2007
Combining a talent for incisive, witty lyrical detail with an eclectic array of music, ranging from country and folk to big-band swing and traditional pop, Lyle Lovett has captured a wide range of loyal devotees.
Lovett and His Large Band will perform in the Celebrity Showroom at John Ascuaga’s Nugget on Tuesday, July 17.
Lovett has won four Grammy Awards, including Best Country Album (“The Road to Ensenada,” 1996), Best Country Duo/Group with Vocal (“Blues For Dixie with Asleep,” 1994), Best Pop Vocal Collaboration (“Funny How Time Slips Away” with Al Green, 1994), and Best County Male Vocal (“Lyle Lovett and His Large Band, 1989).
The Texas-born singer/songwriter’s appeal has lasted nearly two decades, thanks to critically acclaimed albums such as the Gold-certified albums “Lyle Lovett,” 1986, “Pontiac, 1987,” “Joshua Judges Ruth, 1992,” and “I Love Everybody, 1994.”
The 1998, two-disc CD “Step Inside This House “was a tribute to Lovett’s early Texas songwriting influences. That was followed with Lovett’s first live album “Live in Texas,” 1999. In 2000, Lovett released the film soundtrack to Robert Altman’s “Dr. T. & The Women,” and recently released “Anthology Vol. I Cowboy Man,” which represented the beginning of Lovett’s body of work.
By the millennium, Lovett had become known for acting as well. It began in 1991 when director Robert Altman cast the singer as detective DeLongpre in the film “The Player.”
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With his singular looks and deadpan delivery style, Lovett was suited for Altman’s stable of eccentric and recurring actors.
He teamed with the director four other times: “Short Cuts,” 1993, “Ready to Wear,” 1995, “Cookie’s Fortune,” 1999 and as music composer for “Dr. T. & The Women,” 2000.
Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $79, and are available by calling (800) 648-1177 or (775) 356-3300 or by visiting janugget.com.
Dinner and show packages are available.