Lyle Lovett sings about his Houston haunts to USA Today

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The singer/songwriter shares some favorite haunts of the city in which he grew up and lives to this day with USA Today.

The singer/songwriter shares some favorite haunts of the city in which he grew up and lives to this day.

The singer/songwriter shares some favorite haunts

Going Cowboy

Hamilton Shirts & The Hat Store
If you want to get the Lovett look, hit Hamilton Shirts for custom western shirts and The Hat Store for a genuine cowboy topper. 713-780-2480; thehatstore.com / 713-264-8800; hamiltonshirts.com

Food and Fun

Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant
Some of the top Texas-based performers of the last 40 years cut their teeth at this legendary folk and acoustic music club in the city’s Montrose District. There are strong ties here for Robert Earl Keen, Lucinda Williams, Townes Van Zandt and Lovett, and the small club still hosts national acts. The Fair is the first place Lovett ever played a set of his songs. The restaurant was, and still is, a great place for original music. Downtown folks would come by for a spaghetti lunch during the day, then in the evenings and weekends there is always live, original music.

“It’s a very important place for my musical history,’ Lovett says.

The club is the topic of a new documentary, For the Sake of the Song, produced by one of Lovett’s friends. 832-212-4057; andersonfair.com.
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