Lyle Lovett and Shawn Colvin Share Their Stories and Their Music at The Paramount
Legendary artists and long-time friends Lyle Lovett and Shawn Colvin performed some of their greatest hits as well as told stories from their lives together at the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater before a crowd of over 700 people on March 4.
They played memorable songs including “Freebird,” “Orion In the Sky”, “I’ve been to Memphis”, “Summer Dress”, “Natural Forces”, “Shotgun Down the Avalanche” and many more. The audience thought the pair was incredibly talented.
“I’ve been fans of both [Colbin and Lovett] since the early 1990s, I’ve seen Lyle with his large band at a big concert hall back then. Both of their voices are incredible,” Patron and Briarcliff Resident Bill said.
Throughout the show, Colvin and Lovett interviewed each other about memorable life experiences they’ve had.
“Lyle Lovett ‘s stories were my favorite part of the show. He’s quite a storyteller, he’s an interesting personality,” Patron Greg Wise said. “The story about the guitar maker was my favorite story, I’ve heard bits and pieces of that before when he came out with his double album ‘Step Inside This House’ part of it was made for that guitar maker at the time I think.”
One story Colvin shared was about how she embarrassed herself when meeting American filmmaker Sean Penn, much to the audience’s amusement.
“I’ll say the dumbest things when I meet famous people. Dumb. Like one time was standing outside a hotel one and I hear someone go ‘Sean!’ and I turned around and it’s Sean Penn, saying my name to me, and I go “haha, you’re a Sean too!” Colvin said. “He turned away, I’m not kidding.”
Fans also appreciated the pairs ability to harmonize and play off of each other’s talents acoustic talents.
“I liked the way they went back and forth with each other, there two different styles on the guitar were very nice to watch,” Patron Jeff said.
Some patrons enjoyed the show so much that they would love the see the duo again if given the opportunity.
“It was an excellent show. A good pairing of two interesting songwriters,” Patron Howard Goldstein said. “Absolutely I would come back to see them again.”
The patrons also loved the Paramount as a music venue because of its accessibility, comfortability, and its outstanding accommodations.
“This is my favorite venue in Westchester,” Bill said.
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