Santa Barbara Bowl
Friday, July 8, 2016
Thirty years after recording their first duet together, Lyle Lovett and Emmylou Harris are set to share the stage at the Santa Barbara Bowl on Friday night, July 8th.
While Lyle Lovett may be best known for his tall mop of hair and his short-lived marriage to actress Julia Roberts (1993–95), he is an award-winning musician with a successful acting career.
Lovett has earned a cult following around the world with a modern, eccentric sound coupled with literate, witty lyrics. He is considered one of the most distinctive and original singer/songwriters to emerge during the '80s. The Large Band refers to a horn section and several backup singers, without whom some fans feel a Lyle Lovett concert is incomplete.
Lovett’s music has earned him four Grammy Awards, one for Best Male Country Vocal Performance for Lyle Lovett and His Large Band and another for the 1995 Best Pop Vocal Collaboration for “Funny How Time Slips Away.”
Emmylou Harris, a singer and songwriter whose contribution to music spans 40 years, is one of the most admired and influential women in music. She has recorded more than 25 albums and has lent her talents to countless fellow artists’ recordings. In recognition of her remarkable career, Harris was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008.
Harris is known for her eloquently straightforward songwriting and her uniquely expressive singing. In the 1970s, she shook up country radio and established herself as the premiere songwriter of a generation. She has sold more than 15 million records and earned 13 Grammy Awards, three CMA Awards, two Americana Awards, and Billboard Century Award recipient.
Here is what reviewers are saying about their joint concert:
“Experience a show filled with Grammy-winning Americana flair including the ‘major genre-straddling talent’ of Lyle Lovett & His Large Band (Rolling Stone) and the ‘shimmering, yearning soprano’ of ‘one of the great voices in music, Emmylou Harris.’ (BBC).