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Lucinda Williams

Lucinda Williams - FUV Live at Clearwater - 2014

by Rita Houston
Photo by Gus Philippas

Americana's pre-eminent songwriter has fused country, rock and roots sounds into a career of beloved, Grammy-winning music. The badass poet of Lake Charles, Louisiana has appeared all over the world, and we were lucky to catch Lucinda Williams in the relatively intimate Clearwater world.

Lucinda Williams - Backstage at Holiday Cheer for WFUV

by Rita Houston

Holiday Cheer for FUV headliner Lucinda Williams followed the lead of Shelby Lynne, Steve Earle and Shawn Colvin and performed her first song ("Lake Charles") with just voice and guitar. It was a nod to the artform that sits at the core of her songs, which have been tugging at our ears, hearts and minds for years. Her set didn't stay quiet for long though... thanks to her killer band, and some help from Steve Earle too.

Holiday Cheer for WFUV - Live Concert - 2012

by WFUV Staff
Steve Earle & Lucinda Wiliams, photo by Neil Swanson

It was an incredible night of music, where fans of FUV came together to support the station and each other, and fans of great songs had plenty of moments to savor. Now you can look back—and listen—to Holiday Cheer for WFUV: Live from The Beacon Theatre. Hear the complete show below, read a recap, and also check out individual sets from each artist: Lake Street Dive, Shelby Lynne, Steve Earle, Shawn Colvin and Lucinda Williams.

Lucinda Williams at Holiday Cheer for WFUV - Live Concert - 2012

by Rita Houston
Lucinda Williams photo by Neil Swanson

Holiday Cheer for FUV headliner Lucinda Williams followed the lead of Shelby Lynne, Steve Earle and Shawn Colvin and performed her first song ("Lake Charles") with just voice and guitar. It was a nod to the artform that sits at the core of her songs, which have been tugging at our ears, hearts and minds for years. Her set didn't stay quiet for long though... thanks to her killer band, and some help from Steve Earle too.

NYC is a Guitar Town

by Alisa Ali

We here at WFUV have been HUGE fans of Steve Earle for many years now. We've been lucky enough to have him in our studios a couple of times; most recently back in 2009 when he released his album, "Townes" a musical tribute to his late friend and mentor, Townes Van Zandt. You can hear that Words & Music Session with Steve Earle in our archives.

Holiday Cheer 2012: Spotify Playlist

by Rita Houston

The artists who've signed on to play the Holiday Cheer for FUV benefit this year are not only great artists in themselves, they happen to make some beautiful music together. Not only have they played together in various combinations, but you could shuffle up their songs and have a heck of a mix.

So why not make a heck of a mix? Here it is through Spotify:

Question of the Day: Who?

by Morning Show

Lucinda Williams is headling this year's FUV Holiday Cheer. But who else is performing? Well, you'll have to stay tuned to find out as we make the announcement later this morning. So today's question of the day is about songs that ask the question, "Who?" And in case you miss the big announcement, subscribe to our enewsletter to receive all updates about FUV and Holiday Cheer! Here's what we played:

Men at Work - "Who Can It Be Now?"

Bo Diddley - "Who Do You Love?"

Lucinda Williams - Words and Music - 2007

by Claudia Marshall
Photo by James Minchin III
Being called 'America's Best Songwriter' by Time Magazine remains a weight on Lucinda Williams' shoulders, but she carries it and the trials of her life to date by writing songs. The latest collection is called 'West,' and recently Claudia Marshall spoke with Lucinda about the new material, and why the album feels like her best yet.