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?
Side of the Road
Something About What Happens When We Talk
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
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
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
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!