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You should be listening to Lucinda Williams!

Lucinda William’s is everyone’s collaborating darling who released her first album Ramblin’ in 1978.  In her thirty plus years in the music business, she has released nine studio albums.  Some might consider her a bit methodical or even a perfectionist based on the span of years between album releases.  She started out in the country genre that was occasionally tinged with the blues. 

She is a genre shifting chanteuse who has been nominated for ten Grammys in the following musical categories: 

  • Americana
  • Rock
  • Country
  • Folk
  • Pop

Williams received early critical recognition and the respect of her musical peers, but it took considerably longer for her to raise public awareness.  This was due, in large part, to her renowned fastidiousness and the sporadic release of her albums.  The pendulum swung with the release of her 1998 album Car Wheels on a Gravel Road.  She has received three Grammy’s.

Lucinda Williams Discography:

  • Ramblin’
  • Happy Woman Blues
  • Lucinda Williams
  • Sweet Old World
  • Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
  • Essence
  • World Without Tears
  • West
  • Little Honey

Williams is a prolific songwriter whose music has been covered by Tom Petty, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Emmylou Harris. In addition to covering her songs, many artist have saught her out to record with them.  She has an unbelievable list of guest appearances.  Below are just a few of the over sixty artists that Williams has collaborated or guest appeared on their album. 

Willie Nelson Steve Earle Elvis Costello
North Mississippi All Stars Flogging Molly M. Ward
Graham Parker John Prine Ray Wylie Hubbard

Top five Lucinda Williams Songs:

  1. Are You Alright (West)
  2. Right In Time (Car Wheels on a Gravel Road)
  3. Real Love (Little Honey)
  4. Get Right with God (Essence)
  5. Still I Long for Your Kiss (Car Wheels on a Gravel Road)

Check out Lucinda Williams at www.lucindawilliams.com

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Great music awaits!


You should be listening to Wade Bowen!

Wade Bowen is a Waco, Texas born singer/songwriter who has become a staple of the Texas music scene.  He self released his debut album “Try Not To Listen” in 2002.  Early on, he was tearing up the road playing over 250 shows per year.  In 2006, he released “Live at the Blue Light” and his studio follow up “Lost Hotel” both of which helped him expand his audience outside of Texas.  In 2008, Bowen released “If We Ever Make It Home” and in 2009 he recorded his 2nd live album at the famous Fort Worth, Texas honky tonk Billy Bob’s Texas.  It is scheduled to be released in early 2010.

He has collaborated with Pat Green, Randy Rogers, Cody Canada (Cross Canadian Ragweed), Radney Foster, and Ray Wylie Hubbard. 

What’s appealing about Bowen’s voice, is the emotive tenor that’s just smoke filled and raspy enough to convey the world-weariness and hard living of traditional country music. He approaches his songs with restraint and reflection.  Bowen writes with zeal and passionate assurance about the issues that color life. He achieves this with depth of thought and plain emotion that connects with his fans.

Wade Bowen Discography

  • Try Not To Listen
  • Live At the Blue Light
  • Lost Hotel
  • If We Ever Make it Home

Top 5 Wade Bowen Songs according to Butler (Albums listed to right of song): 

  1. Broken Reflection (Troubadour’s Prayer) (Lost Hotel)
  2. Man Out of Myself (Try Not To Listen)
  3. Daddy and the Devil (If We Ever Make It Home)
  4. Perfect Silence (Lost Hotel)
  5. From Bad To Good (If We Ever Make It Home)

Check out Wade Bowen at www.wadebowen.com and let me know what you think.

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Wade Bowen’s music is available on iTunes and record stores.

Great music awaits!