Thursday, July 26, 2012

A Saturday night in Northampton with iconclastic singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams at the Calvin Theatre on August 4th at 8PM.

"Lucinda Williams is the very best of what country music at least says it is."
- Emmy Lou Harris

"America’s Best Songwriter ” - Time Magazine

“One of the sharpest. Most uncompromising singer-songwriters of any gender…
– Rolling Stone

It’s long been said that the blues -- in all its forms -- is one of the most potent means to transform pain into beauty. Lucinda Williams has known that since she began devouring music as a youngster growing up in Louisiana, and she’s been finding new ways to perform that alchemical reaction ever since. It’s not all that hard to find an artist who’s capable of offering a guided tour of life’s dark clouds – nor is it rare to come into contact with one who can hone in on the silver lining. But the ability to do both with equal grace, well, that’s an altogether rarer gift – and it’s one that Lucinda Williams displays with remarkable élan on her latest Lost Highway album, Blessed. In recent times, Williams has shown herself to be the kind of artist who’ll never back down from a challenge, whether collaborating with surprisingly kindred spirits like M. Ward and Flogging Molly or putting her own spin on iconic tunes like Bob Dylan’s “Positively 4th Street” and Jimmy Webb’s classic “Galveston”. A long-time favorite in the Valley, her Calvin Theatre appearances are never the same twice. It's clear to see that she's not just performing up there on the stage. She's living,  It's real,

Tickets for Lucinda Willams plus Amy Cook at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton on Saturday, August 4th at 8pm are $45, $35, and $25 at Northampton Box Office, 76 Main Street, 413 586 8686 and online at

Coming soon to the Iron Horse:

Cowboy Junkies Thursday, August 9th
Paula Cole Friday, August 10th
Kasey Chambers Sunday, August 12th
Dirty Dozen Brass Band Tuesday, August 14th

Anders Osborne Thursday, August 16th

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