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Lyle Lovett Reviews

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Average customer review: 3.0 star rating (3.0 Stars)

Number of reviews: 7

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5.0 star rating Holly from Indianapolis, Indiana

LOVE LYLE LOVETT ALL ACROSS THE USA

I've had the great opportunity to see Lyle Lovett all over the US. The first was in 1993 when Julia Roberts introduced him as her husband in Noblesville, IN. Since then, I've had the opportunity to see Lyle and his Large Band, and with his friends in Indianapolis, IN., Cincinnati, OH., Vienna Virginia, Carnegie Hall in NYC, French Lick, IN, St. Michelle Winery in Washington. I traveled to Alabama so see his concert with Vince Gill. He never disappoints

5.0 star rating Designer Chick from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

LYLE LOVETT AND HIS LARGE BAND/FRIENDS

The venue at McGrath Theater is great and we had wonderful seats in the orchestra section. We took our adult children with us and they also enjoyed the show. What a wonderful evening it was with no rain in sight. Because of the virus, Lyle Lovett was missing some of his band. He had guests on the base and saxophone, who were accomplished professional artists. The McGrath Theater venue is a beautiful compound. We will return and bring friends. The management could ensure that there are more food vendors as there was only one choice and they had limited offerings with no sides and only small package condiments. We could not locate recycling receptacles only trash barrels. The email that we received prior to the show indicated that the gates opened at 5:30 but they didn't open until 6:30 and the show started later than 7:30. Had we known, we would have eaten before arriving at the theater. We paid $20 in advance to park, only to discover that parking was $10 at the venue. Lyle Lovett performed to five stars, and the McGrath Theater is also five stars, with the management falling short of that.

5.0 star rating Lenny Dowhie from Evansville, Indiana

LYLE LOVETT & HIS BIG BAND DELIVERS

This show & the entire venue made for a great evening. Although our seats were perhaps a tiny bit too close (4th row Center,) the music had us and the crowd rocking. The music was the best but his banter with the audience & his band members and introducing them like a father would a favorite child made the evening more intimate. The "big band" Texas/country Rock a Billy sound was a delight and even with an almost 3 hour concert, we were left wanting more. The only negative for the night was after the show ended, security over hustled people out of the venue not leaving any time to browse the vendors selling merchandise, music & the like. We felt sorry for them as with the great crowd and concert, I am sure they could have sold well. Lyle Lovett has been here before and we all hope he will return soon as we plan to be there when he does. Excellent event. Thanks Lyle.

2.0 star rating Jane from Nashville, Tennessee

PAINFUL EXPERIENCE

August 14, 2023, Ryman auditorium was a painful experience as we witnessed Lyle Lovett struggle for over 3 hours. He interviewed his band members for over one hour. Yes, they are talented but he went too far. His songs were monotonous and never played a well known song for the 3 hours that we were there. We finally left at 10:30 pm. Thank God for Chris Issac that tried to help old Lyle out. If Lyle had a voice issue then the concert should have been cancelled/postponed. Hubs and I have been huge fans of LL for over 25 years. We have attended 2 of his concerts throughout the years. Something was definitely not right in last night’s show. Disappointed and more than frustrated.

2.0 star rating Joe Lancaster from Cambridge, Ontario

LYLE'S VOICE WAS SHOT

Went to this concert in great anticipation! We'd seen Lyle and his big band a few years back in Saskatoon and they were great! This time though, Lyle's voice was completely shot. I felt really bad for him because he was trying to soldier on in spite of it all but it was more painful than entertaining. Hope he gets better. His guest performer Leo Koettke on the other hand was fantastic. He's got a super dry sense of humour, a wonderful baritone voice and plays guitar as though it was part of his body!

1.0 star rating Paul from Nashville, Tennessee

TOO MUCH TALKING..I WALKED OUT

I go to a concert to listen to the music. For the beginning of the show it was great.Very talented musicians. Then Lyle went into this 20 minute ramble, played some songs and went into ANOTHER 20 plus minute stint.(I knew the 2nd one was 20 plus because I timed it. Went to the men's room,checked the news on my phone...finally I walked out and went to Tootsies to hear some music, he was still talking when I left). I get it,talk to the audience,tell some cool stories, but stories about fishing with your kids...for 20 minutes. Worst concert I ever saw, first concert I ever walked out on, and I've seen alot of shows. Too bad because he and his band are incredibly talented....when they are playing.

1.0 star rating from Galveston, Texas

SO CONFUSED

I love Lyle Lovett and have seen him several times (including once with John Hiatt and once with REK). We got tickets for a weeknight at the Galveston Grand and took our young son, who is also a fan. Unfortunately, it was terrible and so confusing. It started with a song called, "It's a naked party," which Lyle later said was written by his kids. The next song (described as the precursor) was "Pants is Overrated." We were thoroughly confused by that point, equally by the song choice and the long discussions between songs. After a 10 minute improvised saxophone solo (we had already heard every intimate detail about the saxophonist, including what he wears on a daily basis to teach his saxophone classes), we got up and left. Even the band members seemed confused by all of the talking. And, we got Cowboy Man and Long Tall Texan. More than an hour into it, those were the only songs I recognized. No "If I had a Boat" or "South Texas Girl" or "Front Porch Song" or any of the other staples we had come to hear. So disappointed and . . . so confused.

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