Music Commission News


posted Oct 16, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010 7:30pm

Tickets are available at the Lensic Box Office and at
and at the door the night of the show.

On July 29th, Lyle Lovett opened his Paolo Solari concert with Vince Bell's Sun & Moon & Stars. Mid-set, Bell performed two more of his own songs: one solo, and one with Lyle singing harmonies - I've Had Enough which Lyle had also recorded on his Step Inside This House CD.
Two weeks later, reviewing a Lyle Lovett concert, The Huffington Post wrote:
"He opened with a Vince Bell song, Sun & Moon & Stars. His slightly strained tenor only added to the melancholy nostalgia of the song as he sang, 'Lost to me is how the lives of friends go/like autumn leaves in the Oklahoma wind.' But in fact, he didn’t forget Vince Bell, the Houston singer who got his start in the 70s as a follower of Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt, and was a musical hero to the then-young Lovett. 'He called me on the stage for no good reason,' he recalled. 'When somebody like that says what you’re doing is okay, it’s a real help.' ”

Bell remains in high gear artistically and on Friday, October 22nd, he presents his annual Santa Fe concert at Warehouse 21: Vince Bell and Friends: One Man's Music, and Evening of Theater and Music. Bell will perform the one-man play he wrote, based on his autobiography, One Man's Music: A Monologue with Song. The 50-minute play includes six of his songs. Following an intermission, he will be joined by Santa Fe musicians Arne Bey, George Adelo and Margaret Burke for a songwriter-in-the-round.

In the last year he has also penned his autobiography, One Man’s Music: The Life and Times of Texas Songwriter Vince Bell (University of North Texas Press) and released the“soundtrack” to both his play and book, One Man’s Music: The Songs, his fifth CD. He has just returned from dates in Colorado, Texas and New York, performing both his play and musical concerts.

Bell also currently appears in the critically acclaimed new documentary, For the Sake of the
Song: The Story of Anderson Fair, and has appeared in support of the film at SXSW, and in
Houston, Nashville, and Colorado. The film's producer, Jim Barham, announced at the TriMedia Film Festival that the next project from Ghost Ranch Films will be a documentary on Bell's life.

"Vince Bell has been a stalwart of the Texas singer-songwriter scene since he emerged in Houston in the 1970s,” Joe Nick Patoski, author of Willie Nelson: An Epic Life, wrote last year. “He was a rising star until he was almost killed in a car wreck in 1982. A severe head injury effectively wiped out his career. For a while. His determined rehabilitation and subsequent comeback have culminated in a trifecta this year: an album, a one-man play, and a wonderful book that tells the tale... a fine book about Texas Music, the singer-songwriter tradition, and a personal journey that ends triumphant in the here and now.”

Contact: Ana
(505) 989-4423 ext. 4