I'm excited to see some live music on Saturday night... Lucinda Williams is playing Warehouse Live, and I'm gonna be there! I'll be meeting fellow Houstonian and great music blogger David K. for dinner and enjoying the show after. Here are his posts about Lucinda.
I first discovered Williams as a writer. Emmylou Harris covered "Sweet Old World" on her magnificent Wrecking Ball album (as a duet with Neil Young, no less!) and "Crescent City" on Cowgirl's Prayer, and Mary-Chapin Carpenter had a hit with "Passionate Kisses" from her album Come On Come On. Next, as I was discovering the wonderfully wacky world of Victoria Williams, I heard Lu cover "Main Road" on the Sweet Relief benefit album. Finally, as I continued to passionately explore alt.country music, I heard 1998's Car Wheels on a Gravel Road. I was hooked. Back then the story was that she was a neurotic control freak who wouldn't release an album until it was perfect, which often took years. Since then, for whatever reason, she has given all that and become a very prolific artist, releasing five albums in ten years. (All Music Guide profile here.)
Her latest album is the critically acclaimed Little Honey. (Paste Magazine review here.)
Here's a video from Youtube of a recent performance on Letterman.