Lucinda Williams

Genres: Blues Blues Country & Bluegrass Country / Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock Soundtrack
Tags: alt-country singer-songwriter country female vocalists americana folk seen live Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 January 1953, Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA. Her father, Miller Williams, is a professor of literature and a professional poet, but it was her mother, a music graduate, who influenced Lucinda the most. After a period spent travelling in the early 70s, Williams concentrated on playing folk clubs in Texas, mixing traditional blues and folk songs with original material. She recorded two albums for Folkways Records, with the second, 1980’s Happy Woman Blues, comprised entirely of her own material.

Williams’ career failed to take off until she moved to Los Angeles some years later, but she was further stymied by an abortive development contract with CBS Records in the mid-80s. Her self-titled album for Rough Trade Records in 1988 moved closer into rock ‘n’ roll territory, and re-established Williams as a songwriting force with its attendant strong press. The 1992 follow-up Sweet Old World provided darker subject matter than...

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