This might be the busiest week for music in Lafayette so far this summer. If your weekend happens to fall in the middle of the workweek or you’re on a 7/7 schedule, you’ll have a chance to catch some great shows any night this week. Americana legend Lyle Lovett and his band will be rolling through town Tuesday night. This is my pick of the week.

The Texas-born singer/songwriter has been at it for nearly 40 years now with 13 albums under his belt and 4 Grammy awards. Often associated with the country music world, Lovett has made a successful career out of jumping American music genres from blues to Western swing. Lately, he’s been taking a jazzier approach to his repertoire with his “Large Band.” You can catch Lovett at the Heymann Center for Performing Arts this Tuesday night.

In this playlist, I’m highlighting Lyle Lovett’s large discography as well as mixing in some local artists who are performing in Lafayette this week. You’ll hear a couple of tracks from Lovett’s last album Best of Lyle Lovett Live, a cover of a Jackson Browne classic, and his first hit, the country shuffle “Farther Down the Line”. Also queued up is Geno Delofose’s take on the Créole classic “Bee de la manche”, “At the Purchaser’s Option” from Rhiannon Giddens (for her rescheduled show), and a few from Chas Justus of the Revelers and Red Stick Ramblers, who will be leading two all-star bands at Artmosphere on Thursday. 

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Live music in Lafayette this week

Monday, August 12 at 6:00 pm
Blue Monday Blues Review
Rock n’ Bowl

Tuesday, August 13 at 7:00 pm
Lyle Lovett and his Large Band
Heymann Center

Wednesday, August 14 at 8:00 pm
Cajun Jam
Blue Moon Saloon

Thursday, August 15 at 7:00 pm
The Black Pot Honky Tonk Band and La Bande Sauce Piquant (Members of the Revelers and others)

Friday, August 16 at 9:00 pm
Rêve After Hours: hemlock, Speechfuzz, and Palm Sunday YALL.
Rêve Coffee Roasters and Cafe

Saturday, August 17 at 9:00 pm
Rhiannon Giddens and Dirk Powell (rescheduled show*)

Saturday, August 17 at 9:00 pm
Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin’ Cajuns
Cowboys Nightclub 

Sunday, August 18 at 1:30pm/5:00pm
Down Syndrome Association of Acadiana Fundraiser with Country Roundup 
Geno Delafose and French Rockin Boogie

Rock n’ Bowl