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.