Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Lucinda Williams Saturday Night

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 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.


Anonymous said...

It's also worth noting that this will be among Lu's first shows without gutiarist Doug Pettibone in about 8 years. He has split, presumably leaving Chet Lyster as the lead guitarist. It should be interesting to find out whether a new guitarist has been added to the mix. Guess we'll find out soon enough as the first show of 2009 is tonight in Dallas.

See ya Saturday!

Matt Nightingale said...

Well that's a bummer... Wonder what caused him to leave after all these years?

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