Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen played the Heymann Center with their "solo acoustic" show, a part of the Acadiana Center for the Art's fall lineup.

Witty banter, heartfelt lyrics, stories from their days together in college and amazing guitar talent kept the audience engaged for the evening.

Lovett delivered solid performances of  "She's No Lady (She's My Wife)", "Her First Mistake", "Nobody Knows Me" and (my personal favorite) "If I Had A Boat", making this fan very happy!

Robert Earl Keen used the lyrics of "Gringo Honeymoon", "Merry Christmas From The Family", "Corpus Christi Bay" to transport the audience smack dab into the middle of Texas.

A great performance from both artists and, as we were leaving the show, Shannon asked (as she normally does) "in your opinion, what songs were missing from the show"? Tonight, the answer was very clear: Keen's "The Road Goes On Forever" and Lyle's "Which Way Does That Old Pony Run".  Again, my opinion.

JayCee Shannon Photo by John Falcon
JayCee Shannon Photo by John Falcon

All-in-all, it was a great show. One of the things I like about attending a show put on by the ACA is this: the audience treats the venue like a listening room. Not a gossip room, not a fashion display room, not a let's-catch-up-on-things-during-the-show room: they treat it as a listening room, and I appreciate that courtesy.



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