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Lucinda Williams and All the Forgettable Epiphanies

Lucinda Williams and All the Forgettable Epiphanies

Tuesday was the Feast of the Epiphany, the day in which we celebrate the Christ child revealed to the Magi, the rulers of the East, the Word of God made plain to the Gentiles. It brings to a close the twelve days of Christmas, and what a way to do it–with the showcasing of God’s […]

Lucinda Williams Needs Protection (Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone)

Excuse the Americana interruption, but with a new double album out (next week), amazingly titled Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone, Lucinda Williams seems to be singing from the basement, looking up. And so we need to listen! The twenty-track album from the famed songwriter is streamable on NPR right now, and is worth […]

Lucinda's Ugly Truth

Lucinda’s Ugly Truth

Maybe it’s the album’s packaging–an assorted collection of everyday Americans in a variety of socio-economic backgrounds, holding up a uniquely handwritten sign, “Blessed“–maybe it’s the mawkishly bipolar portrayal of mom doing dishes and dad’s legs blown off in the “Soldier’s Song”. Even “Born to be Loved” is well-intended (“You weren’t born to be abandoned / […]

Buddy Miller and the Faith from Desolation

Buddy Miller and the Faith from Desolation

For those who have not given ear to Buddy and Julie Miller, here’s the recommendation. Start with either of these two albums. Both have startlingly strong voices, and have worked with the likes of Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris, and Steve Earle. Currently he’s just co-produced Robert Plant’s new record with his “Band of Joy” project. […]