2017-03-17 / On The Town
Country legends unite for tour
Vince Gill and Lyle Lovett aren’t big on making plans—at least not when it comes to their joint Songs and Stories Tour, which stops at 7:30 p.m., Wed., March 22 at Civic Arts Plaza’s Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.
The evening will feature a series of intimate solo and duo performances, during which the artists will serve as their own accompanists.
“I know Lyle won’t have a plan, and I won’t either,” Gill has said. “What he plays will inspire me, and probably vice versa. It’ll be like playing pingpong: Whatever song he chooses to sing will inspire the next song that comes out of me.”
Gill broke through in 1990 with “When I Call Your Name,” which won both the Country Music Association’s Single and Song of the Year awards as well as a Grammy.
Lovett was initially pegged solely as a country singer, but he’s expanded beyond Nashville, attracting fans from a spectrum of musical genres, including rock and American roots.
Tickets, $51 to $106, are available via Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000, the website www.ticketmaster.com or in person at the box office. For information, call (805) 449-2787.