Lucinda Williams's illustrious career is credited to the craftiness with which she nurtures her albums to fruition. The Grammy-Award winner hasn't had the commercial success of other famous country artists, however, she has received critical praise and her stage presences is unparalleled. Lucinda Williams tour dates are currently schedule nationally to cater to her adoring fans. In addition to touring, Lucinda Williams recently released her tenth studio album, Blessed, in 2011. Don't miss a date on the Lucinda Williams concert schedule (2011); Use Eventful as your source for Lucinda Williams tour dates and performance information.
The Louisiana native's creativity was fostered in an artful and intellectual home. Williams's father, Miller Williams, is an award-winning contemporary poet who brought his daughter along with him through his different visiting professorships around the American South and Mexico. Lucinda Williams' songwriting abilities were albeit aided by her poetic father who fostered her inclination towards writing and to playing the guitar. Lucinda Williams's first concert performance was in Mexico City when she was only 17-years-old. Lucinda Williams' concert performances were scheduled throughout the '70s where she played alt-country music in honky-tonks and local taverns throughout Texas before moving to Mississippi. She released her debut album, Ramblin', in 1978 and her sophomore album, Happy Woman Blues, in 1980; both of which went largely unnoticed.
Lucinda Williams recorded and toured throughout the '80s until she finally reached critical success with a Grammy Award in 1994. Her single "Passionate Kisses" from her 1988 self-titled album, was covered by Mary Chapin Carpenter in 1993 and earned Williams a Grammy for Best Country Song. Williams reached moderate commercial success with her fifth album, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, which appeared on the Billboard 200 and earned Williams a second Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. Williams earned a Gold plaque for the effort and Lucinda Williams tour dates were scheduled alongside folk-icon Bob Dylan to support the album. Williams followed up in 2001 with Essence, which earned her third Grammy-Award and solidified her as an anomaly in contemporary country music.
Lucinda Williams continued to tour and record viable albums throughout the decade. Her songwriting capabilities and her craftsmanship earned her the title of "America's Best Songwriter" by Time magazine in 2002. In 2007, Lucinda Williams tour dates were scheduled on two five-night concert events in New York and Los Angeles where Williams performed all of her songs on the consecutive tour dates. She released a Live album from her tour date at the famed Filmore in 2005 and she released her only top ten album to-date, Little Honey, in 2009. More recently, Williams released Blessed in 2011 and has been touring to promote the disc ever since. She is a storyteller above all-else, but also a gifted guitarist and singer. Don't miss a date on the Lucinda Williams concert schedule. Use Eventful as your source for Lucinda Williams tour dates and venue information.
2007 was a year of transition and reinvention for our band, having been on the road almost constantly since the fall of 2001 a break was desperately needed. A little time at home to recharge and perhaps rethink some things.
The blurring of the lines between the personal and the musical has always been an integral part of what this band does and part of what sets it apart from the corporate music machines that dominate so much of pop-culture in the name of what used to be called Rock and Roll. That said, when things go wrong it can become an unbearable situation on levels both personal and artistic. Such is what led to the amicable and mutually desired parting of ways with Jason Isbell in the spring of 2007. He had been an integral part of our musical family for five years and three albums but personal and creative differences brought about the need for change.