Ottawa CityFolk Fest – Lucinda Williams @ City Stage – September 12, 2019

Country music singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams folk-rocked the stage last night with a laid back performance. 

Williams has a long-standing career in the music industry starting with her debut back in 1979 with her album Ramblin. Her accolades include multiple Grammy nominations and three wins. 

She also earned a lifetime achievement award in 2011 and it’s no wonder, as she is a genuine “musician’s musician”, touring with legends such as Tom Petty and Bob Dylan.

 

Her songs are stories and commentary and it was clear that her mission on the stage tonight was to spread love and compassion rather than hatred and indifference when she changed some of the lyrics in her song to convey the current political tensions in the USA.

Williams mixes some grassroots country-style blues, with classic rock and even a hint of grunge. She rocked a slick black leather jacket and wielded a Gibson J 45.

Musicians:

Stewart Mathews – bass

David Sutton – guitar

Butch Norton – drums

Set List:

Protection
Can’t Let Go
Drunken Angel
West Memphis
Those Three Days
Steal Your Love
Real Live Bleeding Fingers and Broken Guitar Strings
Changed The Locks
Essence
Righteously
Honey Bee
Joy
Foolishness

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