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Looking Ahead: Lyle Lovett and TRACES Return to Charlotte

May 6, 2013

Here are a few things we’re excited for this week!

  • An Evening with Lyle Lovett and His Acoustic Group – TONIGHT

Lyle Lovett returns to the Belk Theater, tonight, in support of his latest album Release Me and makes his first Charlotte appearance with his Acoustic Group. CLICK HERE for more information.

To many, Lyle Lovett is the modern embodiment of Texas music — its celebratory swing, its vigorous country soul and, most of all, its extraordinary literate sense of storytelling. Lovett’s songs are full of wit and wisdom with characters and concepts that loom large on the American landscape.

“Lovett’s music distinctively melds folk, Texas swing, blues, jazz, gospel, and traditional country and western,” writes Reuters, “and the songs are often as infused with Texas spirit as tumbleweed and wide open plains.” Details Magazine adds, “he’ll make you want to trade your loft for a two-story house with a wraparound porch.”

Lyle Lovett is a four time Grammy winner and has led a remarkable career which now includes fourteen albums and over four million records sold. Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lyle Lovett has created an incredible body of acclaimed work. His songwriting has a unique and rich style that has become synonymous with the artist as evidenced by such well-known songs as “If I Had a Boat,” “Nobody Knows Me,” “South Texas Girl,” “She’s No Lady,” “Baby Don’t Tolerate,” “In My Own Mind,” “That’s Right (You’re Not From Texas),” “Here I Am,” and revered albums as Lyle Lovett, Pontiac, Lyle Lovett and His Large Band, Joshua Judges Ruth, The Road To Ensenada and It’s Not Big It’s Large. Lovett’s latest album, Release Me, continues in the tradition of timeless music Lovett continues to create.

  • The Return of Traces

Traces returns to the Queen City after a 6-week run back in 2008.  Entertainment Weekly calls Traces, “The most fun and memorable 90 minutes you will have all year.”

Traces performs May 7-19 in Knight Theater at Levine Center for the ArtsCLICK HERE for more information on Traces.

Traces combines awe-inspiring acrobatics with infectious urban energy, this thrilling modern brand of circus is infused with the energy of street performance. The artists of Traces employ every trick in the book—from music, dance, and illustration to skateboarding, basketball, and high-risk acrobatics—to make a lasting impression. Traces is spectacularly anti-spectacle, relying instead on the fantastic abilities of the performers, individuals who appear to be nothing more than a group of friends, just as easygoing, affable, and potentially clumsy as the guy next door—until they unleash ninety minutes of heart-stopping acrobatics and unbridled energy that leave audiences breathless and exhilarated.

Advance Press:

CLICK HERE to read The Charlotte Observer interview with original cast member Brad Henderson.

CLICK HERE to read Broadway World Charlotte’s interview with cast member Mason Ames.

In-Town Press:

Watch cast members from Traces on WBTV News at Noon on Thursday, May 9, at 12:20 PM.

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