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WOW, she gets me everytime.

EVERYTIME.

 

She once again gladly accepted my bouquet of flowers but didn't show up to

my hotel room. Oh well, I will still always put the room number on her card.

 

Buick 6 again threw the HEAT as the opener.

 

1 I Just Wanted to See You So Bad

2 Can't Let Go

3 Happy Woman Blues

4 Crescent City

5 Circles & X's

6 Pineola

7 Drunken Angel

8 Side of the Road

9 Everything Has Changed

10 Something About What Happens When We Talk

11 Lake Charles

12 I Lost It

13 Joy

14 Tears of Joy

15 Real Love

16 Changed the Locks

17 Come On

18 Essence

19 Honey Bee

20 Righteously

 

Encore 1__________________________________________________________

21 Motherless Children [with an emphasis on the Macon, GA residence of Blind Pearlie Brown

She said that, while living in Macon, GA as a child ("in the early 60's" was the time frame she gave), her father took her to see Blind Pearly Brown sing. She said that this was her introduction to Delta Blues.]

 

22 Things That I Used to Do

[Lucinda comes to a full stop at this point and announces future merch discounts for fans subjected to the "gouging" fees assessed by the Live Nation-Ticketmaster "Mafia"--adding ironically "I'll never work again in this town after saying all this" and then noting that she would go back to playing on the streetcorner if this trend continues]

 

23 It's a Long Way to the Top. . . .

 

Encore 2____________________________________________________________

24 Every Picture Tells a Story

25 Little Rock Star [nailed, perfecto]

26 Angel [solo]

 

 

One of my friends grabbed this video and I think it came out well. Just ignore the happy hippie around the 1:30 mark, LOL.

 

I grabbed the setlist info from Lu's official site's forum. Thanks to those folks.

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Not to bring your buzz down, but I have seen Lucinda once, I think it was around the time of her Essence or World Without Tears tours. I left thinking that she is just one of those musicians better left to listen to on record. She struck me as completely uncomfortable (deer in headlights) She had a music stand with her lyric book beside her on stage that she stared at all night. (Which I found especially odd during songs like Lonely Girls which only have so many words anyway) Anyways, I'm just surprised at what you had to say. I guess I'm wondering if she should be given another try in a live setting?

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Not to bring your buzz down, but I have seen Lucinda once, I think it was around the time of her Essence or World Without Tears tours. I left thinking that she is just one of those musicians better left to listen to on record. She struck me as completely uncomfortable (deer in headlights) She had a music stand with her lyric book beside her on stage that she stared at all night. (Which I found especially odd during songs like Lonely Girls which only have so many words anyway) Anyways, I'm just surprised at what you had to say. I guess I'm wondering if she should be given another try in a live setting?

 

i thought she was fantastic when i saw her at the vic a few years back. i was pissed she didn't play Lake Charles though.

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Most of what we can see live on YouTube sounds pretty bad to me.

 

Except this:

 

 

To my ears that sounds beautiful, rough and edgy.

She has always used a stand for lyrics and she may glance at times to the lyrics.

No biggie to me, and has become a pretty decent guitar playing and the band can

flat toss some nasty riffs at ya face.

 

It's just good ol' ROCK n ROLL.

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To my ears that sounds beautiful, rough and edgy.

She has always used a stand for lyrics and she may glance at times to the lyrics.

No biggie to me, and has become a pretty decent guitar playing and the band can

flat toss some nasty riffs at ya face.

 

It's just good ol' ROCK n ROLL.

 

That band was ace, if you ask me! Can't remember the name of the lead guitar player, but he's one of my favorites. I just know he's from Nashville.

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Lucinda is wonderful. She is authentic, true to herself, and brings it most nights I have seen her. Once, at the Fillmore, she was super late and cranky. Quite frankly, even on that rough night, she brought tears to my eyes several times. I think she will go down as one of the best songwriters of our time. Love her. Glad she is still out there making it happen. As to the songbook...too many songs to remember all the lyrics, I think.

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8/12/2009 - LUCINDA WILLIAMS ANNOUNCES 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR WITH SERIES OF SPECIAL SHOWS

LUCINDA WILLIAMS ANNOUNCES 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR WITH SERIES OF SPECIAL SHOWS THREE NIGHT STANDS IN NYC & CHICAGO TO FEATURE SETS FROM SELECT PERIODS OF CAREER Nashville, TN – Three-time Grammy Award-winner, and Lost Highway recording artist Lucinda...

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LUCINDA WILLIAMS ANNOUNCES 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

WITH SERIES OF SPECIAL SHOWS

 

THREE NIGHT STANDS IN NYC & CHICAGO TO FEATURE

SETS FROM SELECT PERIODS OF CAREER

 

Nashville, TN – Three-time Grammy Award-winner, and Lost

Highway recording artist Lucinda Williams announces a

series of special performances to celebrate her 30th

anniversary as a recording artist.

 

The 30th Anniversary Tour begins on September 18 with a

very special show at First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN. On

October 3, 4 & 5 Williams will play a three night stand

at New York’s The Fillmore at Irving Plaza, and will hit

Chicago a week later for another three night stand at

the Park West on October 13, 14 & 15. The first set of

the three-night runs will feature selections from

specific periods of Williams celebrated career. The

opening night will feature songs from 1979-1989, in

which she recorded Ramblin’, Happy Woman Blues and

Lucinda Williams. The second night will cover music from

1992-2001, when Williams recorded Sweet Old World, and

Grammy Award-winners Car Wheels On A Gravel Road and

Essence. On the final night of each run, Williams will

perform music from 2004 –present, in which she recorded

World Without Tears, West and her latest acclaimed album

Little Honey. Following each opening set will be a full

second set of songs from throughout Williams celebrated

career.

 

Williams will also be performing a two night stand in

Toronto on October 10th & 11th. The first night,

selections from Ramblin’, Happy Woman Blues, Lucinda

Williams, Essence and World Without Tears will be

performed over two sets. The second night will feature two

sets of music from Sweet Old World, Car Wheels…, West and

Little Honey. Additional multi-night shows will be added

in early 2010.

 

During the 30th Anniversary Tour, Williams will make one

night stops in many other cities where she will be

performing one long set of songs from her entire catalogue,

accompanied by her band Buick 6.

 

 

Lucinda Williams 30th Anniversary Tour

 

Date City/State Venue

9/18 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue

9/22 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater

9/23 Bloomington, IN Bluebird Nightclub

9/25 Greensboro, NC Carolina Theatre

9/26 Charlottesville, VA Charlottesville Pavilion

9/27 Norfolk, VA Town Point Park

9/29 Baltimore, MD Ram's Head Live

9/30 Wilmington, DE Grand Opera House

10/3 New York, NY The Fillmore at Irving Plaza

10/4 New York, NY The Fillmore at Irving Plaza

10/5 New York, NY The Fillmore at Irving Plaza

10/7 Providence, RI Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel

10/8 Poughkeepsie, NY Bardavon 1869 Opera House

10/10 Toronto, ONT Queen Elizabeth Theatre

10/11 Toronto, ONT Queen Elizabeth Theatre

10/13 Chicago, IL Park West

10/14 Chicago, IL Park West

10/15 Chicago, IL Park West

10/17 St. Louis, MO The Pageant

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I actually wish she wouldnt bother trying to rock out. Her sad songs and ballads are superb...Side of the Road, Greenville, Blue, Minneapolis and others can reduce me to tears. And I dont cry much. LW is a great writer and I like how she pulls off the stretching of her vocal limitations-- like on Blue. Very imperfect but still beautiful. She is notoriously obsessive though, which I guess doesnt help her in live performance.

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