Date: Monday, March 27, 2017
The always witty Vince Gill and the reliably wry Lyle Lovett are reuniting for "Songs and Stories." This special concert will be a series of intimate solo and duo performances, where the artists will serve as their own accompanists. "For a night like this, there is no plan," Gill said. "I know Lyle won't have a plan, and I won't either. What he plays will inspire me, and probably vice-versa. It'll be like playing Ping-Pong. Whatever song he chooses to sing will inspire the next song that comes out of me."
"I enjoy shows that are not planned out," Lovett observes. "This will be two songwriters in the round. It's informal, so there will be lots of ad-libbing. It will be like little snapshots of our experiences."
Both performers have reaped armfuls of Grammys and kindred laurels for their musical versatility and memory-engraving songwriting. "Just two guys sitting on stools, telling stories and singing songs," Gill says.
Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium is located at 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, 94903.