August 4, 2017
Photo Credit: Michael Wilson
Lyle Lovett, a four-time Grammy Award winner, will open the 12th season of the Texas Tech University Presidential Lecture & Performance Series Oct. 12 with “Lyle Talking: An Evening of Conversation with Lyle Lovett.”
In a unique program, singer, songwriter, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett will be in conversation with Paul Allen Hunton, general manager of Texas Tech Public Media, to offer insights about his creative process and stories from a recording and performing life spanning thirty years.
Four-time Grammy winner, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that includes 14 memorable albums. The Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers.
He has a specific gift for storytelling and for offering us some of the most unforgettable song lyrics: “If I Had a Boat,” “L.A. County,” and “That’s Right (You’re Not From Texas)” to name a few. This program of conversation will offer his fans and followers an intimate look at one of America’s musical treasures.
Other shows planned for the season are:
All events begin at 7 p.m. in the Allen Theatre. Tickets are $18 per event or $75 for the season. Members of the public can buy tickets by calling Select-A-Seat at (806) 770-2000 or going to the website. Texas Tech students receive one free ticket per event with a valid Texas Tech ID at the information desk in the Student Union Building.
The Presidential Lecture & Performance Series strives to enrich the Texas Tech academic and cultural experience by bringing leading scholars and artists together with the university's distinguished faculty, students and staff to exchange expertise, research and talents.Facebook