NPR Music's strangely, spectacularly intimate concert series gets a visit from the Texas troubadour. Where else are you going to see Lyle Lovett pick up a cup of coffee midset and launch into a monologue about Iris Dement? And then deliver a haunting guitar-and-fiddle version of "If You Were To Wake Up?"
Lovett gives a loose, engaging performance that feels like both an introduction and a victory lap. With a fresh-faced accompanist in fiddler and backup singer Luke Bulla, Lovett digs way back into his early archives here: All three of these songs are from his beginnings in the late '80s.