|05-11-2007, 09:44 AM||#1|
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Join Date: Apr 2006
Lucinda Williams: America's premier songwriter
Where theres smoke there's fire,
and this girl smokes...
There are many great female vocalists around today, but none can match the creative range of Lucinda Williams. If you are not familiar with her music this is your lucky day.
Lucinda does it all -- and with equal facility: country, delta blues, folk, hard rock, and on her latest CD, WEST, Lucinda edges over the line into smooth jazzzz. For awhile it was number two on the charts.
My personal favorite is her 1998 Austin City Limits concert (DVD), featuring the songs from her Car Wheels on a Gravel Road release, which won a grammy (best album of the year, I believe). The concert catches fire about the 4th number and is from there is nonstop incredible. The guitar work alone will blow you away. It's off the charts.
Here's then link (hope it works!):
But it doesn't matter where you start. All of her albums are great. Each one is uniquely different. Many people don't like Lucinda when they first listen. They don't "get it." But she grows on you. The more you listen the better she gets.
I've never understood why they don't play her stuff on the radio. Just goes to show the low level of our pop culture.
Her songs rise to the level of poetry.
"Empty bottles and broken glass,
Busted down doors and borrowed cash..."
|05-13-2007, 03:00 PM||#3|
Join Date: Dec 2002
|05-13-2007, 05:53 PM||#4|
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: 'I guess he'd rather be in Colorado'
I was just at YouTube and listened to several of her songs. I liked World Without Tears and Can't Let Go. Wasn't to crazy about the other handful I heard. She kinda reminds me of a cross between Bonnie Raitt and Sheryl Crow.
|05-13-2007, 06:38 PM||#5|
A new beginning!
Join Date: Aug 2006
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