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Lucinda Williams | 10 Songs, 10 Stories

PHOTO BY JASON GONULSEN On Wednesday (April 26), Lucinda Williams returns to The Pageant, where she has performed countless times over the last 16 years. So many that I’ve lost count. But I can tell you this: I’ve seen her over eight times, and I’ve always, ALWAYS had a good time. And I’ve never left … Read more

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Video | Lissie – Go Your Own Way (Fleetwood Mac)

There are cover records, beautiful ones, filled with songs by Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Lucinda Williams, you name it. And then there are cover records by Lissie, who has chosen songs by Kid Cudi, Lady Gaga, Joe South, Metallica, Nick Cave, and Fleetwood Mac. The video below is Lissie cranking out “Go Your … Read more

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Contest | Win Tickets to Lucinda Williams at The Pageant

Lucinda Williams, one of our favorite singer-songwriters, is back at The Pageant on Wednesday, October 12th, touring behind her latest album, Blessed, which the New York Times calls “…one of her best.” One of the great things about seeing Williams at The Pageant is that she always seems extra stoked for the occasion — many … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Over the Rhine – The King Knows How

When I listen to today’s JOTD, a couple things become evident to me (besides, say, making me want to dance around the house in a pair of boxers). One, Karin Bergquist keeps evolving as a singer, so much that I’m pretty sure she could sing anything these days and make it sound unique. On “The … Read more

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Lucinda Williams Returns With ‘Blessed’

Singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams will release Blessed on March 1st, along with a Deluxe Version that has a 2nd disc dubbed “The Kitchen Tapes,” which are home recordings “Lucinda made of each song on the day she wrote it.” Williams will be on a short U.S. tour in March. Track listing for Blessed: 1. Buttercup 2. … Read more

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10 to Spin | Matthew Ryan

To me, the best Matthew Ryan songs are the ones where you’re left feeling exposed, like he’s written something about you, something secret. Ryan is one of my favorite songwriters because of songs like “3rd of October,” “Your Museum,” and “It Could’ve Been Worse” – songs that are courageous because they tell the truth, even … Read more

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Pegi Young (The Interview)

I’m sure there are many of you out there who know part of Pegi Young’s story. Sure, she’s the wife of Neil Young, and you won’t find many tours of his where she’s not singing with him or opening for him. She also co-founded the Bridge School in 1986, giving children like her son, Ben, … Read more

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Carrie Rodriguez (The Interview)

Austin-based singer-songwriter-fiddler Carrie Rodriguez has dazzled us over the years with her varying talents, all of which, in the way that she delivers them, can be described as uncommon. You probably know her best for her fiddle, or her work with Chip Taylor or Alejandro Escovedo. But whatever the landscape, it’s usually not all about … Read more

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Matthew Ryan (The Interview)

“Remember when we met/ We were so innocent/ I was so cautious, you were so cool/ The world was brand new…“ Those words come from the first Matthew Ryan song I ever heard, which was was “Devastation” off his 2001 album Concussion. That tune happens to be a duet with Lucinda Williams, another one of … Read more