Lucinda Williams

Lucinda Williams: “Stolen Moments”

If you’re a longtime lover of KUTX, then you know we couldn’t have made the trip of our first ten years without Lucinda Williams riding shotgun. Like car wheels on a gravel road, this Americana-country-folk-rock darling’s given our airwaves some extra Texas texture and, beginning with her 11th LP Where the Spirit Meets the Bone, has grown alongside us considerably over the past decade.

Yet along that proverbial gravel path that is life, Lucinda did recently run into a bit of a bump in the road. Shortly after squeezing out Good Souls Better Angels mere weeks into the global COVID-19 shutdown, Williams suffered a stroke. This would’ve been a reasonable career-ender for most approaching their seventies, but for Lucinda’s still got plenty of loose ends to tie up.

This Friday the triple Grammy-winner returns with her fifteenth full-length, Stories from a Rock n Roll Heart, an awesome encapsulation of Williams’ perseverant spirit and seasoned wisdom surrounding her craft. Lucinda Williams celebrates with an in-store performance 5PM next Monday at Waterloo Records hosted by KUTX’s Jody Denberg, where stories like “Stolen Moments” will enrich rather than rob our precious time.

Lone Star Playlist

Texas has inspired many a singer-songwriter. So if you’re traveling across the state, you might consider listening to what others have seen on those wide-open roads. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

This Song: Thao Nguyen // BUHU

Thao Nguyen from Thao and the Get Down Stay Down talks about her love for Lucinda Williams‘ song “Drunken Angel” and the power of the “good hurt.”

Then Juan Mendez Barjau, Clellan Hyatt and Jeremy Rogers of the  Austin band BUHU talk about everything from the importance of good headphones to the placement of Dave Grohl’s drumming to the necessity of love in music.

Check out Thao and the Get Down Stay Down’s new Record A Man Alive

Watch Thao and the Get Down Stay Down on VuHaus

Listen to Thao Nguyen’s MyKUTX Guest DJ Set

Check out BUHU’s new record Relationshapes

Listen to BUHU’s Studio 1A set

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Listen to the songs featured in episode 36 of This Song.