Submitted by The Washington Center for the Performing Arts

The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, the South Sound’s largest performing arts facility, is proud to present “An Evening with Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen,” January 27, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Taking the stage together for a down-home acoustic concert event, Lovett and Keen are two of music’s most vibrant and iconic performers.

Lovett and Keen go way back. The two attended Texas A&M together in the late 1970s and their friendship was cemented over music on the front porch of Keen’s college residence.

A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of Americana, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Among his many accolades, besides the four Grammy Awards, he was given the Americana Music Association’s inaugural Trailblazer Award, and has been named Texas State Musician.

Now three-decades on from the release of his debut album — with well over a dozen other records to his name, thousands of shows under his belt and still no end in sight to the road ahead — Robert Earl Keen is the very symbol of Americana music. A Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Famer, Keen’s literate songcraft and razor wit have stirred up a grassroots sensation, not just in Texas, but dancehalls, roadhouses, theaters, and festival grounds across the nation. For Keen, the road goes on and on.

This evening of stories between friends and stripped-down music is one not to miss. Tickets will be on sale exclusively to Friends of the Center Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Tickets will be available to the general public Friday, November 3, 2017. Prices start at $69. For more information, or to buy tickets, contact us at 360-753-8586 or The Washington Center for Performing Arts website.

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