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Lyle Lovett & His Large Band Reviews


Average customer review: 3.5 star rating (3.7 Stars)

Number of reviews: 14



5.0 star rating Jacqueline Gillam Fairchild-author from Chicago, Illinois


Lyle and the Large Band were pure joy from beginning to end! A magical evening and a special thank you to all of them for being so generous with their time. Our concert ran 3 hours, of nothing but fabulous! I would definitely come again!

3.0 star rating Mickey Grisham from Birmingham, Alabama


It was an excellent concert, if you were over 60 years of age.

2.0 star rating Vicki Fielder from Denver, Colorado


I wish I could say something good about the Lyle Lovett concert at Red Rocks, but there isn’t anything except for the beautiful venue. Poor vocals, long bouts of squeaky guitar sounds sums up this washed out musician. No one was dancing or clapping. People were leaving (including me) shortly after he started. Ricky Scaggs and his band outshined Lovett and ai only wished they had kept playing.

2.0 star rating Frank from Brown County, Indiana


Mostly a disappointment. Crackling mics and I don't know if they did a sound check at all. The sound improved as the show went on, but Lyle's voice was still too thin. The trombone solos were mediocre, the alto sax soloed in bebop style which often strayed from the simple tonality that is Lovett's strength. Trumpet and Tenor Sax were decent. The other instruments were solidly basic. A string bass would have added to the sound, and the drums were more rock than funky Texas country. At least the backing vocalists were very good and posessed proper showmanship. There was WAY too much indulgent banter. I don't spend money to see how much Lyle admires his musicians. Put that stuff online, and stick to playing music. And give us a few of our faves. I thought an old pro like Lovett would deliver more. Glad I bought the cheapest tickets.

2.0 star rating Pam Coston from Atlanta, Georgia


Still disappointed today after last night's concert at the Atlanta Symphony Hall.I never write reviews but feel compelled to speak to whomever it may concern . We went to the concert with great expectations having purchased sixth row center tickets. The best seats we have ever purchased. We were shocked, bewildered and disappointed that as soon as the band began playing and Lyle and his wonderful singers started singing we could not make out one word that he or his singers were singing. There was something majorly wrong with either the microphones or the speakers. A man sitting directly in front of me called out "Lyle we can't hear you!' Lyle answered back to him, and this you could make out "We are just getting started so let me know later on if you still can't hear me." It continued to be horrible. Never have I been to a concert where the sound was so bad that even people in the front rows could not hear the vocals of ANYONE. Several more people complained but nothing changed.Sad

2.0 star rating TCB from Austin, Texas


Everyone has kids. Most going to your concerts have kids. Those that have been going to Lyle concerts for the last 40 yrs all have kids. Not a new thing. We've all been there-done that & have learned that no one really wants to hear a life story about others children. So you had kids late in life. So what! A little bit of that goes a long way. Over an hour of talking about your kids is crazy. We paid to hear old, fun, energetic songs from the 80s- 90s. We did not pay to hear 20 minute sax solos from some obscure band teacher or piano recitals from some guy with his back to the audience. Also, what's with all the talk/ hype about the background of each artist? Ok fine, they have a history. Didnt want to hear a 7min speech about each of their stories. (7 mins x 14 band members = boring!) We, as did many, left early because we had not heard 1, recognizable song. If these time killers are simply a ruse to mask Lyle's weak voice then at least let the Large Band accompany him.

1.0 star rating Jacqui Mauger from PA


I saw this show in Wolf Trap in VA. The show started with Chris Isaak and it was great. I was then very excited for the second half to begin. I envisioned "Acceptable Level of Ecstasy" and "Cowboy Man" maybe tearing up when "The Waltzing Fool" was played. Then Lyle Lovett hit the stage, if you are a musician and think that the musicians in bands don't get enough credit or stage time. THIS IS THE SHOW FOR YOU. The majority of stage time was devoted to waxing poetic about the band and giving each of them their "drum solo" (first thing) then a second chunk of time was devoted to a lengthy introduction of each individual band member. The balance of the short time remaining was spent on Lyle singing, poorly, songs I had never heard and wished I never had. Within less than a half-hour, multiple people from the orchestra seats started to leave. I would have as well but after a 2 1/2 hr ride from PA, I held out hope to the very end that the trip was somehow going to be worth it. I was wrong.


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