Friday, January 11 | 7:30 p.m.
Winter/Spring 2013 Concert Series
sponsored in part by:
“Perhaps America’s greatest songwriter for just over two decades. . . . Unique, deeply felt songs that offer, in their own way, the redemptive power of the blues.”—Art Levine, Huffington Post, July 19, 20
This will be a rare and intimate solo performance by one our most celebrated songwriters. Multiple GRAMMY-winner Lucinda Williams is one of American music’s most uncompromising and consistently fascinating writers and performers. Over the course of her four-decade recording career, the Louisiana-born singer has moved through the dust-bowl starkness of her 1978 debut Ramblin’ (recorded on the fly with a mere $250 budget) to the stately elegance of 2007’s West (which Vanity Fair called “the record of a lifetime”) to last year’s Blessed, which AllMusic calls one her finest recordings to date.
“Williams radiates such outlaw cool that it’s surreal to think that she’s currently enjoying mainstream success. . . . Few could match her extraordinary voice.”—The Guardian (UK)
“The three-time Grammy winner demonstrated why Time magazine called her America’s best songwriter in 2002. She is a songwriter’s songwriter, with a poet’s sensibility, a journalist’s attention to detail and a novelist’s storytelling skills.”—Jon Bream, StarTribune (Minneapolis)