Tuesday, 26 January 2016
Lucinda Williams Review
Last Wednesday saw Lucinda Williams pitching up at the Concert Hall.as part of Celtic Connections.
The support were the Jenny Ritter Band from Canada who I'm afraid did nothing for me.
Lucinda was joined on stage by her excellent backing band Buick 6 who feature David Sutton on bass, Butch Norton on drums and Stuart Mathis on guitar. They make a splendid bluesy rocky racket.
The show was a combination of the band's rocky numbers and a number of acoustic numbers by Lucinda both taking advantage of the hall's superb acoustics.
It occurs to me that Lucinda does not really have one big hit for which she is most famous (if you discount Passionate Kisses which she is more known for writing rather than singing).
She did however play some of the ones us fans know and love such as Pineola, Drunken Angel (her tribute to Blaze Foley), Lake Charles and Joy.
She also played a couple from Essence where the band came into their own.
There were a few new to me songs as I am not really up to speed with her latest stuff.
I was particularly taken taken with West Memphis from her Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone album and the title track from her latest The Ghost of Highway 20.
At 63 , she's still got it.
Lucinda Williams - Pineola