Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Lovett Follows Own Path -- And Fans Love It.(Journal North)

Byline: Mike Easterling Of the Journal

* Paolo Soleri concertgoers can expect to hear songs from the Texas singer's 1st original release in 7 years

As a major artist who has gone seven years since his last studio album of original songs, Lyle Lovett is definitely operating in the face of conventional music-business wisdom.

Then again, Lovett -- who performs Saturday night at the Paolo Soleri, 1501 Cerrillos Road on the campus of the Santa Fe Indian School -- never has been one to go by the book. Beginning with his self-titled MCA/Curb Records debut in 1986 and continuing through his last release, "Smile," a collection of his songs that have appeared on movie soundtracks, Lovett's career has zigged and zagged a lot more than it's rolled down a straight path toward conventional success. …

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