Lyle Lovett continues to broaden the definition of American music, holding four Grammy Awards and the title of Texas State Musician.
Back to his roots, Lyle Lovett and His Large Band prepare for a debut at Sugar Land’s Smart Financial Centre Aug. 14. With a long career of playing his eccentric songs and rocking his distinctively springy, bush-topped hair, the Klein, Texas, native is still a troubadour on the main stage. The show has a promising lineup of his greatest hits from the ’80s and ’90s, such as “If I Had a Boat” and “Don’t Touch My Hat,” as well as new riffs with genres ranging from country to pop to jazz to blues to gospel, ringing true to the quirky cowboy persona that characterizes Lovett’s years in the spotlight. The show features the Texas legend’s gift for storytelling and the diversity of his influences, defying the boundaries of genres and generations. 8pm, tickets from $60, smartfinanicalcentre.net