Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Lucinda Williams - Copenhagen

This Sunday stood Lucinda Williams at Circus Scene and gave us a really nice, intimate evening of classic Americana. The sound was brilliant, the performance was really good. Everything was wonderfully unadorned, petite backline and the band was slimmed to only guitarist Doug Pettibone and bassist Dave Sutton. One evening, as I are likely to remember for long time.

Lucinda Williams (born January 26, 1953) is an American rock, folk, blues, and country music singer and songwriter.

She recorded her first albums in 1978 and 1980 in a traditional country and blues style and received very little attention from radio, the media, or the public. In 1988, she released her self-titled album, Lucinda Williams. This release featured "Passionate Kisses," a song later recorded by Mary Chapin Carpenter which garnered Lucinda her first Grammy Award for Best Country Song in 1994.

Known for working slowly, Lucinda recorded and released only one other album in the next several years (Sweet Old World in 1992) before her greatest success came in 1998 with Car Wheels on a Gravel Road. This album presented a broader scope of songs that fused rock, blues, country, and Americana into a more distinctive style that still managed to remain consistent and commercial in sound. It went gold and earned Lucinda another Grammy while being universally acclaimed by critics. Since Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, she has released a string of albums that have also been critically acclaimed, though none have sold in the numbers of her 1998 breakthrough. She was also named "America's best songwriter" by TIME magazine in 2002.

Here are a few pictures:

Todays tune "Copenhagen" is taken from the tenth studio album "Blessed", her eleventh album overall. It was released in 2011 on Lost Highway Records and includes guest appearances by Elvis Costello and Matthew Sweet. The song itself is a tribute to a close friend who passed away when Lucinda was out on tour in Europe.


Lake Charles
Side of the Road
Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
Crescent City
Bus to Baton Rouge
I Look At the World
Fruits of My Labor
Drunken Angel
Something Wicked This Way Comes
Hard Time Killing Floor Blues (Skip James cover)
Honey Bee

River Man (Nick Drake cover)
Get Right With God

Encore 2:
Nothin In Ramblin
Stop Breaking Down

Tour Dates - An Intimate Evening Performance

05/28/2013, Helsinki, Finland, Finlandia Hall
05/31/2013, Eindhoven, Netherlands, Muziekgebouw Frits Philips
06/01/2013, Groningan, Netherlands, De Oosterpoort
06/02/2013, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Paradiso
06/04/2013, Berlin, Germany, Apostel-Paulus-Kirche
06/05/2013, Hamburg, Germany, Fabrik
06/07/2013, Brussels, Belgium, Ancienne Belgique
06/08/2013, Zurich, Switzerland, Kaufleuten
06/11/2013, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Capito
06/13/2013, Madrid, Spain, Joy Eslava
06/14/2013, Barcelona, Spain, BARTS Arteria Paral.lel
06/15/2013, Bilbao, Spain, Kafe Antzokia
06/17/2013, London, England, Barbican
06/18/2013, York, England, Grand Opera House
06/19/2013, Buxton, England, Buxton Opera Hous
06/21/2013, Perth, Scotland, Perth Concert Hall
06/23/2013, Edinburgh, Scotland, The Queens Hall
06/25/2013, Gateshead, England, The Sage Gateshea
06/26/2013, Birmingham, London, Town Hall
06/27/2013, Liverpool, England, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
06/29/2013, Aberdare, Wales, Coliseum

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