Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Lyle Lovett and Leo Kottke

October 17, 2023 at 7:00 pm

Kleinhans Music Hall and Soul of Buffalo present
Lyle Lovett and Leo Kottke
In Conversation and Song
John Hiatt who was originally scheduled to perform with Lyle Lovett at Kleinhans Music Hall recently suffered injuries from falling during a hike. Consequenty he had to cancel his fall tour dates and will not be able to appear with Mr. Lovett for their planned performance at Kleinhans Music Hall. Fortunately, he is expected to make a full recovery.

Given the difficult situation, Leo Kottke, a legend of roots music guitar and song in his own right, has gracious accepted Mr. Lovett’s invitation to join him for this intimate acoustic performance at Kleinhans Music Hall on Tuesday, October 10th, 2023.

All existing tickets will be honored, but patrons who wish for a refund are encouraged to contact the Box Office via email at boxoffice@bpo.org or via phone at 716-885-5000.

A singer, composer, and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel, and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers.

Whether touring as a ‘Duo’ or with his ‘Acoustic Group’ or his ‘Large Band,’ Lovett’s live performances show not only the breadth of this Texas legend’s deep talents, but also the diversity of his influences, making him one of the most compelling and captivating musicians in popular music.

Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lyle Lovett has evolved into one of music’s most vibrant and iconic performers. Among his many accolades, besides the four Grammy Awards, he was given the Americana Music Association’s inaugural Trailblazer Award, and was named Texas State Musician.

His works, rich and eclectic, are some of the most beloved of any artist working today.

Acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke was born in Athens, Georgia, but left town after a year and a half. Raised in 12 different states, he absorbed a variety of musical influences as a child, flirting with both violin and trombone, before abandoning Stravinsky for the guitar at age 11.

Kottke has been awarded two Grammy nominations; a Doctorate in Music Performance by the Peck School of Music at the U of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; and a Certificate of Significant Achievement in Not Playing the Trombone from the U of Texas at Brownsville with Texas Southmost College.


October 17, 2023
7:00 pm
Event Categories:


Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
+ Google Map
(716) 885-5000
View Venue Website