“Nobody Knows Me” by Lyle Lovett (1989)

23 02 2009

Lyle Lovett is considered by many to be a country and western artist, hailing from Texas and playing a lot of music in that style.  But I didn’t know that when I picked up his 1989 album, “Lyle Lovett and His Large Band,” an album full of wonderful big band jazz and blues tracks.  This song comes from that record, and it stands out in its stark simplicity.  An absolutely beautiful song.

Mr. Lovett is one of those artists who bends genres to create something altogether fresh and inspiring.  Maybe it’s his musical adventurousness, or the fact that his songs are so good that they stand on their own and translate well to any style of music.  Whatever it is Mr. Lovett has, I wish I had some of it.

Add Mr. Lovett to our list of national treasures.

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