Like many people who are easily distracted by shiny objects and random noises, we like our entertainers to do several things at once, and do them well.
And if they push alt-country boundaries and look handsome and retro while doing it, even better. We're thinking of Mr. Lyle Lovett, his beautiful songs, and his wry turns in movies like "The Player"; and his hair. That pompadour haunts our quieter moments.
Then there is the divine Dwight Yoakam. Every time we turn around, practically, this man is in a major movie, or an indie sleeper, or he's helming a biscuit company, or doing something interesting that makes us put our coffee cup down and stare, slackjawed, for at least five full minutes. Which is saying a lot.
We're guessing a lot of people have a similar reaction. Plus, those outfits. The traditional Western styling, complete with piping and fringe and spangles. Good heavens.
The alt-country-rock-thinking-man's-twang-movie-star is showing up at the GRAMMY Museum to talk and strum. We could stay home and rent "Wedding Crashers" -- a solid possibility -- or we could get downtown and see the boundary-testing balladeer in person. Choice made. Thursday, June 18th, 8PM