Welcome, and let me introduce you to a friend of mine.
So I had a few new visitors to the old bloggy-blog yesterday. Welcome. Thanks for visiting.
Not every post is about the loss of our daughter. I do a little of everything, and I sometimes share things from day-to-day life.
And today is one of those days, because I had one of the best nights of my life last night, and I just have to share.
Abraham and I were offered 2 tickets to see one of our favorite musicians in concert last night. None other than the amazing Lyle Lovett!!!
Most of you probably know him as the funny-looking guy who used to be married to Julia Roberts. If that’s true, I feel sorry for you and I want that to change. 🙂
One of the things I love about Lyle (I like to refer to him on a first-name basis, just to pretend that he and I are friends) is that his style is so diverse—gospel, country, folk, blues. So if you like any of those genres of music, chances are you’ll like something of his.
He often tours with his “Large Band,” meaning that there was anywhere from 4 to 13 people on the stage last night during any given song. It was pure musical excellence.
I have to admit that I’m primarily a sucker for his croony, buttery ballads. And I love story songs, so I’m usually drawn into his music for that reason as well.
Last night, my favorite song they played was called “I Will Rise Up/Ain’t No More Cane,” which is a medley of Lyle’s original lyrics and melody and a South Texas folk song from the early 1900s, “Ain’t No More Cane on the Brazos,” a chain-gang song.
I found this video of Lyle and his Large Band performing it on Leno, so here it is. Enjoy!