Lyle Lovett & His Large Band

Release Date: 2009-11-18

Even if you’re not a fan of Lyle Lovett’s music, the talent pool this Texas troubadour travels with could probably make even the Grinch want to get off his green ass and dance. During breaks from seamlessly bouncing between country, blues, gospel, and jazz, Lovett engages in dry, witty banter with members of his Large Band, making sure each of them enjoys some quality time in the spotlight. This generosity could almost make you forget that Lovett’s the star of the show, as each of his backups could hold an audience on his or her own. The sweetly ironic “Penguins” is always a crowd favorite. As the song goes, “I don’t go for fancy cars, for diamond rings, or movie stars … Penguins are so sensitive to my needs.” $39-$49, 8pm, Majestic Theatre, 224 E. Houston, (210) 226-3333, majesticempire.com

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