Lucinda Williams writes raw, visceral songs filled with beaten-down people liberating themselves from bullies. “I changed the name of this town / So you can’t follow me down,” she sings on “Changed the Locks,” from her 1988 self-titled album. Her new record, Good Souls Better Angels, takes on similar demons, though its antagonists don’t just […]
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Under the moniker “the LSD Tour” (with the cheeky tagline, “It’s worth the trip”), raspy-voiced Americana singer Lucinda Williams, hard-core troubadour Steve Earle (with his band the Dukes), and spiritual son of Bakersfield Dwight Yoakam have been trekking across the landscape of North America this summer. The package tour—which hits Chicago near the end of […]
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Ellie Goulding, Soundgarden, and Jose James are among Soundboard’s early-week highlights.
Peter Margasak’s 40 favorite albums of the year, part three.
Recommended and notable shows, including Crystal Stilts, Benny Green Trio, Poirier, Lucinda Williams, Caitlin Rose, and more
A new documentary screening Sunday night at the Hideout details the gripping music and peculiar life of singer-songwriter Blaze Foley.
For nearly two decades Lucinda Williams has traveled a twisted musical path. Too bluesy to be strictly folk, too folkie to be pure country, this Louisiana singer-songwriter sampled several genres before settling into an earnest hybrid of styles that garnered her a small, devoted following but was too much of a hodgepodge for broad commercial […]