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  • Lyle Lovett

    'An Evening with Lyle Lovett and His Large Band'
  • Texas-based singer, songwriter and actor Lyle Lovett will perform music from his 2012 Americana chart-topping album, "Release Me," and other recordings at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 17, at the Britt Pavilion, 350 First St., Jacksonville.
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      What: An Evening with Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
      When: 8 p.m. Thursday, July 17
      Where: Britt Pavilion, 350 First St., Jacksonville
      Tickets: $42 for lawn seating; $32 for ages 12 and yo...
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      If you go
      What: An Evening with Lyle Lovett and His Large Band

      When: 8 p.m. Thursday, July 17

      Where: Britt Pavilion, 350 First St., Jacksonville

      Tickets: $42 for lawn seating; $32 for ages 12 and younger

      Info: Call 800-882-7488, 541-773-6077, see www.brittfest.org or stop by the box office, 216 W. Main St., Medford
  • Texas-based singer, songwriter and actor Lyle Lovett will perform music from his 2012 Americana chart-topping album, "Release Me," and other recordings at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 17, at the Britt Pavilion, 350 First St., Jacksonville.
    In 2011, Lovett was named Texas State Musician by the Texas Commission on the Arts. He's broadened the definition of American music during a career that spans 14 albums by fusing elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues — along with his penchant for storytelling — in a manner that breaks down barriers between genres.
    Tickets cost $42 for lawn seating, $32 for ages 12 and younger, and can be purchased at www.brittfest.org; at the box office, 216 W. Main St., Medford; or by calling 800-882-7488 or 541-773-6077.
    Cowboy folk-blast band Hamfist will perform from 6 to 7:15 p.m. in the Britt Performance Garden.
    Lovett's "Release Me" marks the end of an era — it's his last record for Curb/Universal Music Group. He's worked with the label for his entire career.
    The album is quintessential Lovett, mixing a smart collection of originals and songs written by some of his favorite songwriters, allowing him to illustrate his talents and influences.
    Typically associated with country music, Lovett's songs often incorporate folk, swing, blues, jazz and gospel music, as well as more traditional country and western styles.
    He's won four Grammy Awards: Best Country Album in 1996 for "The Road to Ensenada;" Best Country Group with Vocal in 1994 for "Blues for Dixie" with the Texas swing group Asleep at the Wheel; Best Pop Vocal Collaboration in 1994 for "Funny How Time Slips Away" with Al Green; and Best Country Male Vocal in 1989 for "Lyle Lovett and His Large Band."
    Lovett also has appeared on stage, television and in 13 feature films.
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