Beth Johnson
June 25, 1999 at 04:00 AM EDT

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band Live in Texas

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Lyle Lovett
Producers
Curb, MCA
genre
Country
We gave it an A-

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band Live in Texas rides an impressive range, from the sly Texas-swing swagger of ”(That’s Right) You’re Not From Texas” to the quietly wistful ”Nobody Knows Me” and the piano-pounding, holy-roller gospel of ”Church.” Lovett — his warm, weathered voice in top form — and his 18-person crew whip through a baker’s dozen of deft, ironic story-songs with utterly palpable, joyous verve. And, oh, those horns. Live and large, indeed. A-

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