Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
the online library of pop writing

Lucinda Williams: Album By Album

Andrew Mueller, Uncut, January 2009

"SNOW COVERS the street lamps and the windowsills," sang the queen on 2003's 'Minneapolis'. When Uncut calls her in that same city on her US tour, it's not that wintry. "Though it's cold," she says. "And I forgot to bring a scarf." Williams, 55, has been making records for decades, earning a rep as a songwriters' songwriter. "I've never fit in," she cackles. "I once sent a demo to Sony in L.A., who said it was too country, so they sent it to Sony in Nashville, who said it was too rock. I just thought: Fuck you, I'm moving on..."'

Total word count of piece: 2407


Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.