Lyle Lovett is a consummate performer, musician, story-teller, and poet. Whether playing acoustic guitar solo or with another top musician (such as Robert Earl Keene or John Hiatt), or leading a stage filled with top musicians with his Large Band as we saw on August 10, 2018 at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA, Lyle Lovett always puts on a memorable show. It's been decades since first hearing Lyle's unique brand of musical poetry, and as one listens and watches him lead the Large Band, you are struck by the depth of his stories and his amazing ability to wordsmith to a melody. A touch of humor is also always evident, either just under the surface, or right out front. Lyle clearly loves what he does and his enthusiasm weaves it's way through the band and pulls the audience along for the ride as well.