The fact is, while his music is uniquely stylized, Lovett was Americana before Americana music was cool.
Usually, he tours with his popular Large Band. But, when he appears at the Taft Theater this week, he will be with his all-star Acoustic Group, playing cuts off his new album, Release Me, and more.Lovett’s Acoustic Group is packed full of talent, beginning with legendary live and session drummer, Russ Kunkel. Kunkel has recorded with everybody from James Taylor and Joni Mitchell to Derek Trucks and B.B. King. Guitarist Keith Sewell is an in-demand session musician and producer who can play everything from Bluegrass to Jazz. On bass is an alumnus of Lovett’s Large Band, Viktor Krauss. And playing the fiddle is Luke Bulla, who just performed in Cincy with Noam Pikelny and Friends.
LYLE LOVETT AND HIS ACOUSTIC GROUP perform Thursday, May 9 at Taft Theatre downtown. Buy tickets, check out performance times and get venue details here.