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Lucinda Williams: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

Live Review by Martin Colyer, Rock's Backpages, May 2003

I LAST SAW Lucinda Williams live about ten years ago when she supported Mary Chapin Carpenter in London – not an auspicious show. She seemed ...

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Lucinda Williams (1998)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages Audio, 2 November 1998

Ms Williams talks about the often-torturous gestation of her magnificent Car Wheels On A Gravel Road album, and about her roots and influences, musical and literary.

File format: mp3; file size: 29.8mb, interview length: 32' 29" sound quality: ** (phoner)

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Lucinda Williams: Walking The Line

Profile and Interview by Sean O'Hagan, New Musical Express, 20 May 1989

LUCINDA WILLIAMS, was caught just in time, the singer/songwriter was just about to head off into the hills when somehow Rough Trade pulled her back. ...

Lucinda Williams: Happy Woman Blues

Sleeve and programme notes by John Morthland, Smithsonian Folkways, 1990

THE DAUGHTER of an English lit professor, Lucinda Williams was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and spent most of her youth moving from college town ...

Lucinda Williams: Annadale Hotel, Sydney

Live Review by Andrew Mueller, Melody Maker, 6 January 1990

MICK FROM Weddings Parties Anything and Jon from Paul Kelly's Messengers are The Indigo Boys, the support act, and something I miss entirely except for ...

Lucinda Williams: Ramblin'

Sleeve and programme notes by John Morthland, Smithsonian Folkways, 1991

WHEN IT WAS first released in 1979, Ramblin' could not have been more out of step. Lucinda Williams, who did indeed have ramblin' on her ...

Lucinda Williams: Lost in America

Interview by RJ Smith, Spin, July 1998

HOW DID A 45-YEAR-OLD "NEUROTIC DIVA" WITH ONE FOOT IN FAULKNER'S SOUTH AND ONE FOOT IN GARTH'S MANAGE TO MAKE THE YEAR'S BEST ALBUM? SIMPLE, SAYS ...

Lucinda Williams: Car Wheels On A Gravel Road (Mercury 558 318-2)

Review by Johnny Black, Q, September 1998

Fifth album from enigmatic Grammy-winning country rock singer-songwriter. ...

Lucinda Williams

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, January 1999

THE WAY Lucinda Williams sighs "Hi" down the phoneline from Florida instantly communicates a deep fatigue. She and her band have just motored up from ...

Lucinda Williams: Even Cowgirls Get The Blues

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, August 2001

A HOT SUNDAY AFTERNOON. PEOPLE IN CUT-OFFS AND STETSONS sprawl along the banks of the Cumberland River, sucking beers, fanning themselves with stiff paper fans ...

Lost Highway Blues

Report by Jason Cohen, Slate, 14 August 2001

The dirty little secret about Ryan Adams and his record label. ...

Twangs can only get better

Overview by Tom Cox, Observer, The, 21 October 2001

Country has gone way beyond Nashville, says Tom Cox. It's the new rebel music. ...

Lucinda Williams: Essence (Lost Highway)

Review by Martin Colyer, Rock's Backpages, December 2001

HOW D'YOU follow up a Grammy-winning, plaudit-garnering album that took three years and as many producers to make? Well, you go to Minneapolis and get ...

Lucinda Williams: World Without Tears (Lost Highway)

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, May 2003

IT STARTS WITH A shivery vibrato guitar, straight off one of those '60s New York soul ballads – Betty Harris' 'Cry To Me', perhaps, or ...

Lucinda Williams: The Albums

Retrospective by Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, May 2003

A concise guide to the Williams oeuvre before World Without Tears ...

Lucinda Williams: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

Live Review by Gavin Martin, Independent, The, 6 May 2003

Southern Rebel returns to London Stage with the confidence her songs deserve ...

Lucinda's World

Interview by Ted Drozdowski, Guitar World Acoustic, August 2003

"I KIND OF MISS the days when I wasn't well known," says Lucinda Williams, "Then, I was an 'undiscovered genius' when people heard my albums. ...

Lucinda Williams: Southern Comfort

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, May 2005

LUCINDA WILLIAMS is a splendid mess, a charming and bruised beauty. ...

Lucinda Williams: Shepherds Bush Empire, London

Live Review by Tim Cooper, Independent, The, 15 November 2006

EVEN BY THE tardy timekeeping standards of rock'n'roll, 16 months is a little long to keep your audience waiting. Originally scheduled to play here in ...

Lucinda & Miller Williams: UCLA Live Performing Arts Series, Royce Hall, Los Angeles, CA

Live Review by Steven R Rosen, Harp, 30 November 2006

LUCINDA WILLIAMS must get her songwriting gift – her fantastic ability to reveal psyche through describing such seemingly peripheral objects as Car Wheels on a ...

Westside Story: Lucinda Williams' Confessions of Love, Lust and Violence

Profile and Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Relix, February 2007

LUCINDA WILLIAMS is a little distracted. She keeps popping up from her seat, perched between the four overstuffed pillows that are arranged artfully on her ...

Lucinda Williams: West

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, March 2007

MUCH IS MADE of Lucinda Williams the writer, the poet of southern aches and pains. Time magazine called her "America's Best Songwriter" and the New ...

Lucinda Williams: Car Wheels On A Gravel Road

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, November 2007

Poetic, Eclectic, Atmospheric: A Grammy-Winning Snapshot Of The South. ...

Lucinda Williams: Little Honey (Lost Highway)

Review by Graeme Thomson, Word, The, November 2008

WHENEVER A MUSICIAN announces that their new offering is the "most eclectic album they've ever made", it's sure to be a rough ride. ...

Lucinda Williams

Report and Interview by David Burke, R2/Rock'n'Reel, May 2014

HARD TO BELIEVE now, given her adulatory reputation among commentators and contemporaries alike, but when Lucinda Williams was hawking her songs around, looking for a ...

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