Music: Lyle Lovett and His Acoustic Group

Lyle Lovett has persevered through some rough times during his long career, yet has always come through them to make wonderful music afterward. I’m not talking about his failed marriage to actress J

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Lyle Lovett

Lyle Lovett has persevered through some rough times during his long career, yet has always come through them to make wonderful music afterward. I’m not talking about his failed marriage to actress Julia Roberts, per se, but more his run-in 10 years ago with his uncle’s bull in Texas, which proceeded to break Lovett’s leg in 20 places and flip his uncle like a rag doll. But, Lovett doesn’t play many instruments with his southern limbs, so eventually he was good to go. 

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. 

8 p.m. Thursday. $42.50-$47.50. tafttheatre.org.

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