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Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:50 AM

lyle lovett - if i had a boat (live - 2010) ... perfect Sunday AM song ...

with an all-too-brief interlude from the great John Hiatt.

i tell ya the real hidden beauty here is the (seemingly effortless) otherworldly perfection he pulls off playing and singing at the same time on this. That is NOT a simple finger picking pattern, and there's many parts where the singing cadence is totally 'detached' from the rhythm of the picking, which makes singing and playing much more difficult. Compared to, say, 'wish you were here', which is a dirt simple song to sing and play ... this song would be like 100x harder to pull off.

Granted by 2010 he's been playing this for 20 years, but even 20 years ago he could nail it. Dude is no slouch on the axe ...

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Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:17 PM

1. Saw him in concert a few years ago. Incredible

Wolf trap in northern Va

Love that song.

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Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:27 PM

2. He and His Large Band are absolutely AWESOME live ...

The fact that his catalog is chock-full of truly classic songs (and not one of them was ever overplayed lol) and he always has like ... the best of the best in the band (esp. Francine!) definitely helps. But I'd also love a solo show with just him on the guitar, too.

I saw him & the band at the Paramount Theater in Oakland on Joshua Judges Ruth tour ... amazing set.

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