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Lyle Lovett

Lyle Lovett

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New Country: Banjoing the Roy Rogers Image

Report and Interview by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 27 March 1987

It may have had a hard time persuading people to take it seriously but, as Adam Sweeting reports, country music is winning ...

Nashville Cats: Country Music In 1987 - Goldmine Or Shaft?

Report and Interview by Simon Witter, i-D, June 1987

Simon Witter travelled to Nashville to find out if there's any substance to the media'slatest rediscovery. ...

Lyle Lovett: Lovett and Leave It

Profile and Interview by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 4 March 1988

Lyle Lovett is top of the country charts but the laid back Texan has no intentions, he tells Adam Sweeting, of ending up on the treadmill ...

Lyle Lovett: Pontiac (MCA)

Review by Holly Gleason, Musician, April 1988

LYLE LOVETT represents a new voice in Nashville: the quirky country songwriter who believes that even cowboys get the blues. Consequently, this Texan's viewpoint can ...

Lyle Lovett: Lyle Lovett and His Large Band (MCA/Curb) ****

Review by Holly Gleason, Rolling Stone, 9 February 1989

LYLE LOVETT has always been a little bit schizophrenic. A Nashville musician with big-band leanings, Lovett has somehow managed to gracefully walk the line between ...

Lyle Lovett: The Singer Who Argues With God

Profile and Interview by Mark Cooper, Daily Telegraph, 27 March 1992

Lyle Lovett's latest album gives a contemporary twist to the Old Testament, says Mark Cooper ...

Lyle Lovett: Erm…

Profile and Interview by Mark Cooper, Q, May 1992

Confusion and uncertainty are Lyle Lovett's middle names. Is he country? Or is he blues, or gospel, or swing? What the hell, he decides, "They're ...

Lyle Lovett: Roxy, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 14 May 1992

Lovett and Band Stretch Beyond Country's Borders ...

Lyle Lovett & his Large Band: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by David Sinclair, The Times, 16 June 1992

Journey into odd country ...

Lyle Lovett and his Large Band: The Orpheum Theater, Boston MA

Live Review by Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, 19 October 1992

Lovett serves up a sassy mix of country, blues and rock ...

Lone Star: Lyle Lovett

Profile and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Vogue, March 1994

IT'S HARD to believe, but this is Julia Roberts’s first ever appearance on The Tonight Show, the live American chat show to end all chat ...

Lyle Lovett: The World's Greatest Lover

Interview by Mal Peachey, Country Music International, September 1994

Dour of face, frizzy of hair, sharp of wit. He came from Texas, wrote the song, played the guitar and got the girl. Now he's ...

Lyle Lovett/Joe Ely/Guy Clark/John Hiatt: State Theatre, Cleveland

Live Review by Holly Gleason, No Depression, 30 April 2007

YOU HAVE TO start at the end – where they paid respects to Townes Van Zandt, the songwriter/compadre who captured the essence of life after ...

Lyle Lovett

Retrospective and Interview by David Burke, R2/Rock'n'Reel, November 2009

DAMN THAT Lyle Lovett, he sure is one elegant gent. While this R2 writer, in a Prada or Armani suit, would look plain guilty, Lovett ...


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