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Lucinda Williams
Lucinda Williams performing at Symphony Hall in Birmingham, England on November 8, 2006.
Lucinda Williams performing at Symphony Hall in Birmingham, England on November 8, 2006.
Background information
Born January 26, 1953 (1953-01-26) (age 54)
Origin Flag of the United States Lake Charles, Louisiana, U.S.
Genre(s) Folk, Country, Alternative country, Rock
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instrument(s) vocals, guitar
Years active 1978-present
Label(s) Lost Highway
Website LucindaWilliams.com

Lucinda Williams (born January 26, 1953) is an American [ folk, and country music singer and songwriter from Arkansas. A three-time Grammy Award winner, she was named "America's best songwriter" by TIME magazine in 2002. Lucinda Williams may refer to: Lucinda Williams, American rock, folk, and country music singer and songwriter Lucinda Williams (album), album by Lucinda Williams Lucinda Williams (athlete), American athlete Category: ... Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... “Libel” redirects here. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 516 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (852 × 990 pixel, file size: 865 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Lucinda Williams ... is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is about the City of Lake Charles, La. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Folk music can have a number of different meanings, including: Traditional music: The original meaning of the term folk music was synonymous with the term Traditional music, also often including World Music and Roots music; the term Traditional music was given its more specific meaning to distinguish it from the... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Matt Hillyer of Texas-based Eleven Hundred Springs Alternative country is a term applied to various subgenres of country music. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... Harry Belafonte singing, photograph by C. van Vechten Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with speech. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... See also: 1970s in music. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Lost Highway Records was a Nashville based subsidiary of Universal Music until it was merged into Island Def Jam Records. ... is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Folk music can have a number of different meanings, including: Traditional music: The original meaning of the term folk music was synonymous with the term Traditional music, also often including World Music and Roots music; the term Traditional music was given its more specific meaning to distinguish it from the... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Time (whose trademark is capitalized TIME) is a weekly American newsmagazine, similar to Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report. ...

Contents

Early life

The daughter of poet and literature professor Miller Williams. Her father worked as a visiting professor in Mexico and Chile as well as different parts of the American South, before settling at the University of Arkansas. His daughter showed an affinity for music at an early age, and was playing guitar at 12. Miller Williams (born April 8, 1930) is an American contemporary poet, as well as a translator and editor. ... The University of Arkansas is a public co-educational land-grant university. ...


Career

By her early 20s, Williams was playing publicly in Austin, Texas and Houston, Texas, concentrating on a folk-rock-country blend. She moved to Jackson, Mississippi, in 1978 to record her first album, for Smithsonian/Folkways Records. Titled Ramblin', it was a collection of country and blues covers. She followed it up in 1980 with Happy Woman Blues, which consisted of her own material. Neither album received much attention. Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas, the county seat of Travis County, and home to the University of Texas at Austin. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Houston redirects here. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Nickname: Motto: The city of Grace and Benevolence Coordinates: , Country State County Hinds, Madison, and Rankin Founded 1822 Government  - Mayor Frank Melton Area  - City  106. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... The Smithsonian castle, as seen through the garden gate. ... Folkways Records is a record label founded by Moses Asch. ... Ramblin is a cover album by Lucinda Williams. ... “Blues music” redirects here. ... Happy Woman Blues is an album by Lucinda Williams. ...


In the 1980s Williams moved to Los Angeles, California (before finally settling in Nashville, TN), where -- performing both backed by a rock band and in acoustic settings -- she developed a following and a critical reputation. Nevertheless, it was not until 1988 that Rough Trade Records released the self-titled Lucinda Williams. The single "Changed the Locks", about a broken relationship, received radio play around the country and gained fans among music insiders, including Tom Petty, who would later cover the song. Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... For other cities named Nashville, see Nashville (disambiguation). ... Rough Trade Records, now a member of the RIAA[1], began as an independent record label, based in London, England. ... Lucinda Williams is an album by Lucinda Williams. ... Thomas Earl Tom Petty (born October 20, 1950) is a singer and guitarist. ...


Its follow-up, Sweet Old World (Chameleon, 1992), was a melancholy album dealing with themes of suicide and death. Williams's biggest success during the early '90s was as a songwriter. Mary Chapin Carpenter recorded a cover of "Passionate Kisses" (from Lucinda Williams) in 1992, and the song became a smash country hit for which Williams received the Grammy Award for Best Country Song in 1994. Sweet Old World is an album by Lucinda Williams. ... Mary Chapin Carpenter (born February 21, 1958 in Princeton, New Jersey) is a five-time Grammy Award-winning country/folk singer-songwriter and guitarist, with a diverse musical style that is sometimes said to be unclassifiable. ...


Williams had garnered considerable critical acclaim, but her commercial success was moderate. Emmylou Harris said of Williams, "She is an example of the best of what country at least says it is. But, for some reason, she's completely out of the loop. And I feel strongly that that's country music's loss." Emmylou Harris (b. ...


Williams also gained a reputation as a perfectionist and slow worker when it came to recording; six years would pass before her next album release, though she appeared as a guest on other artists' albums and contributed to several tribute compilations during this period.


The long-awaited release, 1998's Car Wheels on a Gravel Road was Williams' breakthrough to the mainstream and received a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. Containing the single "Still I Long for Your Kiss" from the Robert Redford film The Horse Whisperer, the album received wide critical notice and soon went gold. The single "Can't Let Go" also enjoyed considerable cross-over radio play. Williams toured with Bob Dylan and on her own in support of the album. Car Wheels on a Gravel Road is the 1998 album by singer songwriter and guitarist Lucinda Williams. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Robert Redford (born Charles Robert Redford, Jr. ... The Horse Whisperer (1998) is the most boring movie of all time. ... This article is about the recording artist. ...


Williams followed up the success of Car Wheels with Essence (2001). This release featured a less produced, more stripped-down approach both musically and lyrically, and moved Williams further from the country music establishment while winning fans in the alternative music world. She won the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Female Rock performance for the single "Get Right With God", an atypically uptempo gospel-rock tune from the otherwise rather low-key release. The title track includes a contribution on Hammond organ by alternative country musician Ryan Adams. Essence is an album by Lucinda Williams. ... Matt Hillyer of Texas-based Eleven Hundred Springs Alternative country is a term applied to various subgenres of country music. ... Commonly confused with Bryan Adams David Ryan Adams (born November 5, 1974) is an American alt-country/rock singer-songwriter from Jacksonville, North Carolina. ...


Her seventh album, World Without Tears, was released in 2003. A musically adventurous though lyrically downbeat album, this release found Williams experimenting with talking blues stylings and electric blues. World Without Tears is an album by Lucinda Williams. ...


In 2006, Lucinda recorded a version of the John Hartford classic "Gentle On My Mind," which played over the closing credits of the Will Ferrell film Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby. John Cowan Hartford (December 30, 1937– June 4, 2001) was an American bluegrass composer and musician known for his mastery of the fiddle and banjo, as well as for his witty lyrics and unique vocal style. ... Gentle On My Mind is a song written by John Hartford, which won two 1968 Grammy Awards. ... John William Will Ferrell (born July 16, 1901[1]) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated American comedian, impressionist, writer and actor who first established himself as a cast member of Saturday Night Live, and has since gone on to a successful film career. ...


Williams was a guest vocalist on the song "Factory Girls" from Irish punk-folk band Flogging Molly's 2004 album, "Within a Mile of Home", and appeared on Elvis Costello's The Delivery Man. She duetted with Steve Earle on the song "You're Still Standin' There" from his album I Feel Alright from 1996. She sings with folk legend Ramblin' Jack Elliott on the track "Careless Darling" from his 2006 release "I Stand Alone". Flogging Molly is a seven-piece Irish American Irish punk band, that formed in Los Angeles and is currently signed under SideOneDummy Records. ... Within a Mile of Home is a 2004 album by the Irish American punk band Flogging Molly. ... Elvis Costello (born Declan Patrick McManus August 25, 1954) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. ... The Delivery Man is a 2004 album by Elvis Costello. ... Steve Earle (born Stephen Fain Earle January 17, 1955) is an American singer-songwriter, well known for his rock and country music, as well as for his political views. ... I Feel Alright is a studio album by Steve Earle. ... Ramblin Jack Elliott Ramblin Jack Elliot (born Elliott Charles Adnopoz, August 1, 1931) is an American folk performer. ...


Lucinda has released her latest album titled West. The album was released on February 13, 2007 and contains 13 tracks and has a similar sound to World Without Tears. West is the eighth studio album by Lucinda Williams. ... World Without Tears is an album by Lucinda Williams. ...


In 2006, Williams announced her engagement to music executive Tom Overby. Although she first told reporters the marriage would take place in 2006, Overby and Williams have yet to marry a full year later.


Discography

Studio albums

Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Ramblin is a cover album by Lucinda Williams. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Happy Woman Blues is an album by Lucinda Williams. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Lucinda Williams is an album by Lucinda Williams. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Sweet Old World is an album by Lucinda Williams. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Car Wheels on a Gravel Road is the 1998 album by singer songwriter and guitarist Lucinda Williams. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Essence is an album by Lucinda Williams. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... World Without Tears is an album by Lucinda Williams. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... West is the eighth studio album by Lucinda Williams. ...

Live albums

Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Live @ The Fillmore is an live album by Lucinda Williams. ...

DVD

  • 2005 - Lucinda Williams - Live from Austin, TX

Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Guest Appearances

Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Graham Parker playing at Brits Pub in Minneapolis, Minnesota . ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Flogging Molly is a seven-piece Irish American Irish punk band, that formed in Los Angeles and is currently signed under SideOneDummy Records. ... Within a Mile of Home is a 2004 album by the Irish American punk band Flogging Molly. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Kasey Chambers (born: June 4, 1976) is a popular Australian country music performer with three successive albums reaching number one on the Australian album charts in 2002, 2004 and 2006. ...

Samples

Image File history File links Right_In_Time. ... Car Wheels on a Gravel Road is the 1998 album by singer songwriter and guitarist Lucinda Williams. ... Image File history File links Righteously. ... World Without Tears is an album by Lucinda Williams. ...

See also

Stevie Ray Vaughan statue on Austins Town Lake. ...

External links


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NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Lucinda Williams (2068 words)
Lucinda Williams (born January 26, 1953) is an American rock, folk, and country music singer and songwriter.
Williams was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, the daughter of poet and literature professor Miller Williams.
Williams also gained a reputation as a perfectionist and slow worker when it came to recording; six years would pass before her next album release, though she appeared as a guest on other artists' albums and contributed to several tribute compilations during this period.
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