Grammy Award-winning artist to perform at the Bluebird this weekend


American musician Lucinda Williams will be performing at the Bluebird on Saturday. Her current tour will conclude in mid-July. Courtesy Photo and Courtesy Photo

After working in music for more than 30 years and releasing 11 studio albums, singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams continues pushing her creative boundaries and performing throughout the nation.

Williams, alongside her band, Buick 6, is set to perform at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Bluebird Nightclub.

Bluebird owner Dave Kubiak said to expect an up-tempo and great performance with her upcoming musical set.

“Lucinda Williams is a classic and excellent performer,” Kubiak said. “She is one of the best of her genre in the Americana field.”

This performance will be a part of her nationwide tour.

Williams’ recent album, “Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone,” was released in Sept. 2014, and was distributed by Highway 20 Records. She is promoting the album on her current tour, as well as performing past ?material.

Williams has been performing since 1978 and plays a wide variety of musical genres, including Americana, American rock, folk, blues and country, but she also plays the acoustic guitar.

According to her official website, Williams writes and performs songs discussing a variety of topics, such as poetry, lost friends and life’s joys. She also does song covers from other musical artists.

She was raised in Louisiana as the daughter of poet Miller Williams. She grew up listening to classic country and studied the writing of novelists such as Flannery O’Connor.

Williams recorded and released her first album, “Ramblin’,” which was a collection of country and blues covers in 1979. In 1980, she released her second studio album, “Happy Woman Blues,” which contained her own musical material.

Kubiak said this will be the second time Williams has performed at the Bluebird, having played in Bloomington in years past.

Throughout her musical career, Williams has won many accolades. She has been nominated for 15 Grammy Awards and won three times in categories such as “Best Country Song” and “Best Contemporary Folk Album.”

According to the Bluebird website, she has also been praised particularly for her songwriting skills by publications such as Time Magazine, Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair.

Doors for the show open at 8 p.m., and the main show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online or at the Bluebird. The event is only for individuals 21-years-old or older.

“People should know what to expect to see with Lucinda’s performance,” Kubiak said. “She’s a legend in her own right and is very well known in the music field. It is very rare that someone of this kind of talent performs in Bloomington.”

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