Friday, May 27, 2011

Blessed by Lucinda Williams

Lucinda Williams, Fargo Theatre, May 17, 2011

I love Lucinda Williams with her gritty voice and provocative lyrics. She's awesome and her concert was too. She didn't play a few of my very favorites ("Essence," "World Without Tears," "Little Rock Star"), but there were enough that I don't blame her for not tailoring her show to the needs of one ND fan. :)

Her second set was better, if for no other reason than the energy that the rocking bit engendered. If it were me I wouldn't have separated the song sets quite like this.

My pal, Pam said that Williams reminded her of a female Tom Petty and part of it might be her skinny little body, but I think it's all because musical sound has that stoner feel to it--some of my favorite music, people. Ironic, eh?

Set list:

Side of the Road
Something About What Happens When We Talk
Over Time
Sweet Love (this one was featured in the True Blood series)
Born to be Loved
Fruits of my Labor
2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
Ugly Truth

Intermission -- pause for set analysis:
I loved "Sweet Love" and "Ugly Truth" which were new to me. "Over Time" and "Blue" were terrific. I loved the guitar on these. Blake Mills was amazing in his own right. Still "Fruits of my Labor" was the show-stealer for me. Wow.

Rocking, "Bad Boy Song" set:
Can't Let Go
I Lost It
Drunken Angel
Buttercup (only "bad boy" song on the new album)
Those Three Days
Out of Touch
Real Life Bleeding Fingers and Broken Guitar Strings
Change the Locks
Honey Bee

Best songs --"Those Three Days," "Real Life Bleeding Fingers," "Change the Locks," "I Lost It." "Righteously" is a favorite song of mine, but this version wasn't the best rendition of it. Nevertheless, it still kicks most songs asses!

1 comment:

Crosby Kenyon said...

Love the song with the line--and I might not have it quite right--"how can you do me like that?" Haven't heard it in quite a while. I know, I know, I'm not really such a fraud, I just love that song...when I hear it. Uh..."when you do me that way?" Tough guitar licks.


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