San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Frank & Tony Productions presents An Evening with Lucinda Williams
Wednesday, May 21 | Shearman Center for Fine Arts Theater
6:30 p.m. Doors Open | 7:30 p.m. Music Begins
Frank & Tony Production presents An Evening with Lucinda Williams. This is a reserved seating event. Seats will be automatically assigned based on a first come first serve basis. Online tickets sales ends Wednesday, May 21 at 2 p.m. There will be no refunds on ticket purchases the week of the show, no exceptions.
Lucinda Williams was born in Lake Charles, LA, on January 26, 1953. Her father was Miller Williams, a literature professor at McNeese State University and published poet who passed on not only his love of language, but also of Delta blues and Hank Williams. The family moved frequently, as Miller took teaching posts at colleges around Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, Arkansas, and even Mexico City and Santiago, Chile. Meanwhile, Lucinda discovered folk music (especially Joan Baez) through her mother and was galvanized into trying her own hand at singing and writing songs after hearing Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited. Immersed in a college environment, she was also exposed to '60s rock and more challenging singer/songwriters like Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell. She started performing folk songs publicly in New Orleans.
She recorded her first albums in 1978 and 1980 in a traditional country and blues style and received very little attention from radio, the media, or the public. In 1988, she released her self-titled album, Lucinda Williams. This release featured "Passionate Kisses," a song later recorded by Mary Chapin Carpenter, which garnered Williams her first Grammy Award for Best Country Song in 1994.
Known for working slowly, Williams recorded and released only one other album in the next several years (Sweet Old World in 1992) before her greatest success came in 1998 with Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, an album presenting a broader scope of songs that fused rock, blues, country, and Americana into a more distinctive style that still managed to remain consistent and commercial in sound. It went gold and earned Williams another Grammy while being universally acclaimed by critics. Since Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, she has released a string of albums that have also been critically acclaimed. She was also named "America's best songwriter" by TIME magazine in 2002.
This will be Lucinda's first ever concert in her hometown. It promises to be a very special show and a dream come true.