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Lucinda Williams

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Jun 19, 2014

Thu 7:00 PM

250 Post Avenue
Westbury, NY 11590

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Performers:

  • Lucinda Williams
  • The Kenneth Brian Band

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Cost

40.00 to 60.00

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Lucinda Williams: Lucinda Williams's illustrious career is credited to the craftiness with which she nurtures her albums to fruition. The Grammy-Award winner hasn't had the commercial success of other famous country artists, however, she has received critical praise and her stage presences is unparalleled. Lucinda Williams tour dates are currently schedule nationally to cater to her adoring fans. In addition to touring, Lucinda Williams recently released her tenth studio album, Blessed, in 2011. Don't miss a date on the Lucinda Williams concert schedule (2011); Use Eventful as your source for Lucinda Williams tour dates and performance information.

The Louisiana native's creativity was fostered in an artful and intellectual home. Williams's father, Miller Williams, is an award-winning contemporary poet who brought his daughter along with him through his different visiting professorships around the American South and Mexico. Lucinda Williams' songwriting abilities were albeit aided by her poetic father who fostered her inclination towards writing and to playing the guitar. Lucinda Williams's first concert performance was in Mexico City when she was only 17-years-old. Lucinda Williams' concert performances were scheduled throughout the '70s where she played alt-country music in honky-tonks and local taverns throughout Texas before moving to Mississippi. She released her debut album, Ramblin', in 1978 and her sophomore album, Happy Woman Blues, in 1980; both of which went largely unnoticed.

Lucinda Williams recorded and toured throughout the '80s until she finally reached critical success with a Grammy Award in 1994. Her single "Passionate Kisses" from her 1988 self-titled album, was covered by Mary Chapin Carpenter in 1993 and earned Williams a Grammy for Best Country Song. Williams reached moderate commercial success with her fifth album, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, which appeared on the Billboard 200 and earned Williams a second Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. Williams earned a Gold plaque for the effort and Lucinda Williams tour dates were scheduled alongside folk-icon Bob Dylan to support the album. Williams followed up in 2001 with Essence, which earned her third Grammy-Award and solidified her as an anomaly in contemporary country music.

Lucinda Williams continued to tour and record viable albums throughout the decade. Her songwriting capabilities and her craftsmanship earned her the title of "America's Best Songwriter" by Time magazine in 2002. In 2007, Lucinda Williams tour dates were scheduled on two five-night concert events in New York and Los Angeles where Williams performed all of her songs on the consecutive tour dates. She released a Live album from her tour date at the famed Filmore in 2005 and she released her only top ten album to-date, Little Honey, in 2009. More recently, Williams released Blessed in 2011 and has been touring to promote the disc ever since. She is a storyteller above all-else, but also a gifted guitarist and singer. Don't miss a date on the Lucinda Williams concert schedule. Use Eventful as your source for Lucinda Williams tour dates and venue information.

The Kenneth Brian Band: As the title suggests, the debut album from The Kenneth Brian Band is an introduction to the New South, by way of a relentless attack of tracks- featuring masterful song-crafting, blistering guitar work, spot-on harmonies, and a take-no-prisoners-rhythm section- all tied together by Brian's honest voice and unapologetically strait-forward point of view. While dark times have seen the Southern farms and small businesses of old paved over and toppled by the ever-increasing growth of suburban sprawl, Welcome To Alabama shines like a beacon for those who fear that Southern Culture is all but lost, and moreover, proves that it isn't lost at all.

Produced by the legendary Johnny Sandlin (Allman Bros. Band), the album features guest performances by a who's who of Southern music-makers including David Hood (bass for Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, Aretha Franklin), Randall Bramblett (Traffic, Sea Level), Bonnie Bramlett, Jason Isbell, and more.

With it's first album, The Kenneth Brian Band has created a Southern Rock Tour De Force that, like it's namesake, is both progressive and steeped in tradition. Welcome To Alabama.

Kenneth Brian Press Quotes: .. "The Past, Present, and Future of Outlaw Country Music" - Gainesville Sun .. "Kenneth is really unbelievable as a guitar player, he's a real shit-kicking gunslinger with great chops and then he writes songs in that Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt vein of songwriting. It's not only a hell of a rock 'n' roll sound, but the songs are there if you are listening." - Huntington Herald Dispatch .. "Kenneth Brian pushes country rock music to new boundaries." - Southern Oregon's Mail Tribune .. "His musical talent is no act" - KUT Austin, TX .. "As much good country soul as a pine-wood pew in a Baptist church come revival time" - The Times of Acadiana .. "Kenneth Brian is the past and future of country music and it's best present (if it has one)all rolled up into one sweaty ass-haulin' no sh*t takin' ball. One of the best live performers workin' today. All hail the Honky Tonk Prince!" - Rick Saunders, Omaha World-Herald .. " Kenneth Brian comes ripping through the speakers like a bat out of hell. The album is a blistering set of rocking swingers, that conjure the bars with sawdust still on the floor." - Breath of Fresh Air Magazine .. .. Kenneth Brian Facts: .. ..

- Consistently performed over 100 road dates a year for the past five years. .. - Starred as Hank Williams in "Lost Highway" the off Broadway theater production in Austin, TX about the life of the Country Music Legend. .. - Session guitar player working in Nashville TN, Austin TX, Muscle Shoals AL, and Los Angeles CA. ..

- Released 4 full length albums and worked with legendary producers Johnny Sandlin (Allman Brothers, Delbert McClinton) and Hunt Sales (David Bowie, Iggy Pop).

.. - Songwriter at Sony/ATV publishing and Orange Blossom Publishing in Nashville TN. ..

- New record features Jason Isbell (Drive By Truckers), Chuck Leavell (The Rolling Stones), Bonnie Bramlett and was produced by Johnny Sandlin (Allman Brothers).

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