Lucinda Williams continues kicking up dust on gravel and paved roads alike around the country and the world, taking her distinct brand of music to fans. Referenced in movies like If I Stay and songs like Augustana's "Meet You There" and of course "Lucinda Williams" by Vic Chestnutt, Lucinda Williams is more than a music superstar. She's an icon of popular culture. VH1 ranked her No. 97 on its 1998 list of the 100 Greatest Women in Rock and Roll. In 2002, Time Magazine named her America's best songwriter.
The Long, Slow Road Home
Lucinda Williams is a self-avowed slow songwriter, taking long periods in between releasing each new album. After getting her music debut with two country and blues albums in 1978 and 1980 respectively, it was her subsequent 1988 eponymous release that saw her gain public and critical attention and her first Grammy Award. After her 1992 follow-up Sweet Old World, her third album Car Wheels on a Gravel Road in 1998 brought her the commercial success she long deserved. It incorporated a much broader swath of musical influences and styles than her previous projects and fused them into a new sound distinctly her own. That and Essence, her subsequent album - another three years in the making - cemented Lucinda Williams' place in songwriting history.
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What can I expect from Lucinda Williams?
Lucinda Williams' music is a blend of American country music, folk, rock and blues. Specific subgenres that make their way into her music include Americana, country rock, country folk, alternative country, folk rock and heartland rock. When she performs, in addition to singing, she generally plays the guitar.
Who has played with Lucinda Williams before?
Lucinda Williams sang the duet "You're Still Standin' There" with Steve Earle. She sang a duet with David Crosby on a tribute to Gram Parsons. Ryan Adams plays Hammond organ on "Essence." Lucinda Williams sings guest vocals on Flogging Molly's song "Factory Girls" and on the Elvis Costello album The Delivery Man. She also joins Ramblin' Jack Elliott on his song "Careless Darling." In addition to all these collaborations, for Lucinda Williams' tour supporting her album Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, she was joined by Tom Petty, the Allman Brothers Band and Bob Dylan.
How many Grammy Awards has Lucinda Williams won?
Lucinda Williams has been nominated for 15 Grammy Awards and won three: Best Country Song in 1993 for "Passionate Kisses," Best Contemporary Folk Album in 1998 for Car Wheels on a Gravel Road and Best Female Rock Vocal Performance in 2001 for "Get Right With God."
Is Lucinda Williams coming to a city near me?
Lucinda Williams is touring throughout the year all across North America and the UK. American audiences can see her at the Music Box Supper Club in Cleveland, Ohio, the Railbird Festival in Lexington, Kentucky, and the Copper Country Music Festival in Frisco, Colorado. Fans in the UK can catch a Lucinda Williams concert at places like O2 Academy in Bristol, the Picturedome in Holmfirth and Birmingham Town Hall. Audiences in Canada can catch Lucinda Williams live at the City Folk Festival in Ottawa, the Harper and Jazz Festival in Fredericton and Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, among other locations. Some of Lucinda Williams' latest shows are being billed as "A Very Special 'Car Wheels on a Gravel Road' 20th Anniversary Tour."