The New York Times has a nice write up on the Lucinda Williams “Car Wheels on a Gravel Road” show played Tuesday night at Town Hall in New York City. This was the third of a five concert retrospective of William’s discography on in reverse chronological order. She did the same performances in Los Angeles last month. I especially like this bit from the Times:
Ms. Williams was a strong singer on Tuesday. She can radically delay a word’s delivery with her thick voice; she used that effect sparingly and beautifully. And by the middle of the show, through her phrasing she was pressing down hard on the words, drawing them out and giving them an edge of uncomfortable persistence; she enlarges them so she can live in them.
I attended the opening “World Without Tears” and the “Car Wheels on a Gravel Road” shows and will post on them soon. I wish I had the Times staff but it’s just me out here!