When Canadian born singer k. d. lang took the stage at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center last Tuesday night, the crowd lept to its feet, whooping, hollering, whistling and generally making a huge fuss.
The stars aligned Saturday night to present gifts beyond imagination. Even the searing 109° heat did not diminish what the universe had in store for Carol and John Allen, Sue Ann and Benny Johnson and me.
Nashville musician Verlon Thompson knows a thing or two about work. He grew up on a farm in Binger, Okla., located south and west from Oklahoma City. He’s spent over 30 years as a musician and songwriter. He’s toured the world with Texas songwriting legend Guy Clark. He’s produced several of Clark’s CDs.
The name of the tour is “Less Is More” and that’s precisely what we got — a handful of songs from Voegele and even fewer from opener Andy Grammer, but three times more of Bedingfield than anticipated. The first two acts were on stage for maybe a total of 45 minutes.
When Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt took the stage Thursday night at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, it felt more like they were walking into their living room instead of getting ready to perform before a crowd of 2,000 – and it set the mood for the evening.