One of my most memorable Studio C performances was an on-site Lyle Lovett performance with his large band at The State Theater some years back. One of the songs from that session made it on to that year's Sampler. Lyle was joined by a few friends Tuesday night in New York during a special show to celebrate his new album Release Me. Ex-Nickel Creek members Sean and Sara Watkins played in Lovett's band for much of the night and Lovett even allowed the brother and sister to do brand new songs from their respective solo albums.
Lovett used his time in New York to also record a track for an upcoming tribute album to singer-songwriter Jess Winchester. He'll appear on MSNBC's Morning Joe tomorrow.
Lyle and John Hiatt will be here on March 7th at The State Theater, doing another in their series of singer/songwriter/storytelling evenings. Not to be missed.