Lucinda Williams is a singer songwriter that is renowned for her ability to produce songs that have a certain type of texture and emotion behind them that makes her unique in a way that connects with her fans on a level that is completely organic. Below are a few things I enjoyed most about this show.
- I think you can tell a lot about an artist from the fans that make up the body of their crowd, Lucinda’s fans appeared to vary in age and sex and she reached a fairly wide demographic. I often get to talking to fans in the front row to get the scoop on an artist from the standpoint of some of their most devout listeners, this evening in particular was fun because I got to talk with a family from a rural area in Illinois. Their daughter had recently turned 21, which made me remember how big of a deal that period of your life can be with having such a new found freedom as being able to legally drink in public. Not sure why this pleased me but it made the show more personal for me to experience.
- Lucinda’s first album was released in 1979 and her career had many long breaks in it, but she had maintained a following that can still bring a decent sized crowd to The Pageant. That’s pretty awesome to see an artist have the ability to do.
- Her voice is so raw at times, which is what I love most about her, that live it literally shook my chest and at the age of 61 I was very impressed by her performance.