Lucinda Williams and her band Buick 6 will take to First Avenue’s newest stage, St Paul’s iconic Fitzgerald Theater for two shows, April 13 and 14. Tickets and details can be found HERE.
It’s a gross understatement to say that there’s a connection between Americana legend Lucinda Williams and First Avenue. Her star is on the wall. If that wasn’t enough, she also decided to get married in The Mainroom. I’m sure we’ll see her there again. But this time through town she’ll grace The Fitz. Not a bad idea, that. All of us are getting a bit older and the focus has shifted a bit more to appreciating the timeless songs as opposed to rocking our faces off.
This tour commemorates the 20th anniversary of her break out classic album Car Wheels On A Gravel Road. That one catapulted her into a career which has included Grammy Awards and multi million selling albums. If you haven’t spun that disc in awhile, it’s worth going back to give it a listen. Tour de force? Well, let’s just say that when The Smithsonian comes calling to include it for future generations to appreciate, it’s pretty good stuff. One of these days the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame may come knocking.
Much like her last tour, in which she featured the often overlooked album Sweet Old World, this is a concert of two tales. The opening set is Car Wheels straight through. The second set, all bets are off and she deliver a set of tunes from her remarkable career.
Opening for Williams is her own backing band Buick 6. The road tested trio of rhythm section Butch Norton and David Sutton, along with guitarist Stuart Mathis. You may know Mathis from his long time work as lead guitar player with The Wallflowers.