Posts Tagged ‘Lucinda Williams\’’

Slaid Cleaves “Sorrow and Smoke: Live at the Horseshoe Lounge” Music Road

Slaid Cleaves “Sorrow and Smoke: Live at the Horseshoe Lounge” Music Road

Slaid Cleaves may not be a natural-born Texan (He’s originally from Portland, Maine. He has been in Texas for 20 years, though.), but he knows a thing or two about a thing or two.  For starters, he knows about songwriting, and he shows it off here with a 2 disc set of his “greatest hits” […]

Album Review: Over the Rhine – “The Long Surrender” – (Great Speckled Dog)

Album Review: Over the Rhine – “The Long Surrender” – (Great Speckled Dog)

Karin Bergquist (half of the husband/wife duo at the core of Over the Rhine since 1991) could sing a grocery list and make it compelling, so just imagine her smoldering vocals and unique phrasing on such lines as “I sing the bebop apocalypse/Lean into you, God’s hands on my hips/Grip the midnight microphone/Steel every cell […]

Album Review: Amos Lee — “Mission Bell” — (Blue Note)

Album Review: Amos Lee — “Mission Bell” — (Blue Note)

Amos Lee is one of those rare artists possessing both a soulful and a gifted voice. Nothing against Lucinda Williams and Willie Nelson (two of our very favorites), but when engaged in duets with Lee (which they are on Mission Bell) their vocals pale in comparison — he’s just that good. Lee sets the tone […]

Preview entire Amos Lee LP, Mission Bell until Jan 25

Preview entire Amos Lee LP, Mission Bell until Jan 25

“Soulful vocals and vivid, narrative-driven lyrics mixing folk, pop, R&B, rock, gospel, blues and country influences. [Amos’] skills, fused with those of Joey Burns and Convertino, spark the perfect synergy on lead single, ‘Windows Are Rolled Down’.” — Billboard Head over to MSN to preview Amos Lee’s lates LP Mission Bell in its entirety via […]

Lucinda Williams Readies New Album “Blessed” Due Out 3-1-11

Lucinda Williams Readies New Album “Blessed” Due Out 3-1-11

Via her Facebook page, Lucinda Williams announced Blessed, her followup to 2008’s Little Honey, will be released March 1, 2011. The record is produced by Don Was, and, according to American Songwriter, “features some of Williams’ strongest writing to date.” Blessed will also be available in a deluxe edition, which will include a bonus disc […]

Loretta Lynn Celebrates Legendary Career with 50th Anniversary Event Sept. 25

Loretta Lynn Celebrates Legendary Career with 50th Anniversary Event Sept. 25

Country music legend Loretta Lynn is celebrating her 50th year making music with a “A Tribute to an American Icon” 50th anniversary celebration with her final performance of the year at her Hurricane Mills ranch and home, to be held Saturday, Sept. 25. The concert is open to the public and is one of the […]

Elvis Costello, Lucinda Williams and Beck Bring New Music to ‘True Blood’

Elvis Costello, Lucinda Williams and Beck Bring New Music to ‘True Blood’

“Who isn’t a fan of nakedness and vampirism?” Elvis Costello jokes when asked to sum up the appeal ofTrue Blood. Hopefully, more rock fans will soon be too. For the third season of HBO’s hit drama, the show’s producers have lined up an impressive roster of artists to contribute to an eclectic soundtrack. Beck, Robbie […]

Lucinda Williams "LU in 08" Lost Highway Records

Lucinda Williams "LU in 08" Lost Highway Records

by Kevin Dale Bridges Lucinda Williams’ contribution to the campaign season is a fantastic live EP featuring three covers of classic protest songs and one new original. Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth”, “Masters of War” by Bob Dylan and “Marching the Hate Machines” written by Thievery Corporation & the Flaming Lips, were recorded live […]