I love hearing about (and in this case, hearing) a new FOF

If you’ve never heard of FOF country/rock/blues singer, Lucinda Williams, check her out on You Tube. I went to see her the other night with old-pal, Ted, and she won my heart, ears, eyes, and feet, which involuntarily tapped to her sensational sounds. I didn’t know a thing about Lucinda, but if her songs are any indication, she had a tough love life. Ted told me she got married a few years ago, on stage during a performance. Her husband, a former music exec, is now her manager.



Lucinda, from Lake Charles, Louisiana, is the daughter of a poet and literature professor. She started writing music at 6 and playing the guitar at 12. She won the 2001 Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for the single “Get Right With God”, a gospel-rock tune. Her “Passionate Kisses” was named best country song in 1994.

Besides liking her sound, I can also understand her lyrics, something I can rarely do with musicians. Listen to four of my favorite songs.  I hope you enjoy them.

Car Wheels On A Gravel Road

Buttercup & Honey Bee

Still I Long for Your Kiss

0 Responses to “I love hearing about (and in this case, hearing) a new FOF”

  1. Ted from Montclair says:

    Geri, thanks for going with me to see Lucinda! Now THAT was something special. So glad you liked her — Lucinda is authentic, and can be an acquired taste, but oh boy is she good. And she was certainly in fine form at this show. What I love about her, beyond her (sometimes) deceptively simple lyrics and melodies that you can’t get out of your head, is her combination of vulnerability and don’t-mess-with-me survivor cred. My favorite Lucinda tale was when I saw her play Irving Plaza around 1998 and, as she walked in front of the box office, a scalper tried to sell her tickets to her own show! She just laughed and kept on walking. That’s what it’s all about, people. The sound at the Beacon show was crystal clear, you could her a pin drop, good golly Miss Molly. My favorite Lucinda song that I wanted her to play but she didn’t, is “Metal Firecracker”–you can find it on “Car Wheels.” Lucinda was made for hot, steamy summer nights in New Orleans or New York City. Don’t tell anybody the secrets I told you!

  2. Susan says:

    So glad you like her. Lucinda is a pain in the rear but I still love her.


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