Sunday, February 8 2015
The start of 2015 found a bevy of roots music's best artists taking to the open ocean for a week of concerts, social gatherings, and hi-jinks. (Spoiler: watch out for Kacey Musgraves if she's on a scooter.)
Wednesday, December 3 2014
If forced to define Americana, it's the one genre where honest craftsmanship is required, respected, and rewarded, something the best of 2014 lived up to.
Thursday, October 16 2014
Throughout her long and legendary career, Lucinda Williams has garnered a reputation for dismissing any notions of rules, expectations, or boundaries.
Monday, February 28 2011
In her first ever interview with PopMatters, Lucinda Williams explains how her latest album, Blessed, was shaped by the dueling forces of love and death.
Thursday, December 18 2008
PopMatters presents our 60 best albums of 2008, highlighted by the return of British trip-hop legends and some infectious American indie rock by way of the Cascade Mountains.
Tuesday, September 30 2014
Both familiar and challenging, Williams' new record invites her audience to dance slow and close to a set of adult songs for adult listeners.
Thursday, January 16 2014
A truly great album, out of print for a decade, is back, tracing the emergence of a brilliant songwriter.
Sunday, February 27 2011
Blessed, like all of Williams’ best efforts, finds the blessings within the blues.
Monday, October 13 2008
Finally, Lucinda is in love. Is that a good thing?
Monday, July 7 2008
Judging by this concert, Williams seems to have emerged unscathed from the demons that used to torment her. She sang with an easygoing grace. The edginess that once made her concerts dangerous was no longer present. It was clear Williams was having a good time and enjoyed performing to an appreciative audience.
Tuesday, July 26 2011
Bon Iver's "Beth/Rest" is just the latest song that beguiles as many fans as it detracts.
Monday, February 21 2011
You know how it goes. You bring your new spouse to your parents' hometown. You're feeling happy. You want to make a good impression. And,
Sunday, October 12 2008
Lucinda Williams isn't exactly sure what's going on, but she knows it's good. Night after night, she's watching her fans go crazy for her latest
Monday, July 23 2007
On her latest disc, Lucinda Williams decided to branch out from the blend of country, folk and rock that since the 1980s has made her
Monday, February 5 2007
Most musicians would sooner give you their house keys and credit card numbers than talk about their private lives. Lucinda Williams talks about little else.